May 2020

Nurturing and caring for each other
Tea trivia and AppreciAsians!

Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world. Can you name the first? Read to the end of this newsletter for the answer!

We answered this question as part of our Tea AppreciAsians game on Saturday, May 9. A big round of applause goes to our four participating teams, all worthy challengers who gave each other a run for their (virtual) money. 

As part of the event, we honored three amazing women for their contributions and dedication to Asian Women For Health: Audrey Paek (Podcast Host & CelebrASIANS Emcee), Pata Suyemoto (Achieving Whole Health master trainer & CelebrASIANS model), and Neha Baghat (AA Mental Health Forum Co-Chair). Thank you for all you do for healthy communities!
Quick ways to help out now

Are you shopping online more these days? Help us out by designating Asian Women For Health as your Amazon Smile charity. Shop through this link and a donation will be sent to us!

One book that caught our eye recently is Together: The Healing Power of Human Connection in a Sometimes Lonely World. It includes recommendations pertinent to our current social strains:

  1. Spend time each day with those you love - at least 15 minutes.
  2. Focus on each other and give one another undivided attention. No multitasking. Especially on Zoom.
  3. Embrace solitude. Connecting with yourself is a prerequisite for connecting with others.
  4. Help and be helped. Give and receive service to strengthen our social bonds.

Also, how are we doing? Let us know through this quick member survey! We are interested in finding out how our programming can support you during this pandemic. One lucky survey winner (chosen at random from responses received by May 25) will receive a prize...will it be you?
Check out our podcast archive

Production of our From Resilience to Radiance podcast is temporarily on hold, and the archive is available on our website, SoundCloud, and Apple Podcast. Now is a great time to catch up on any episodes you may have missed! 
Give us a listen!
SoundCloud Apple Podcast
Member of the Month
Neha Bhagat has been a member of AWFH since 2018 when she joined the planning committee for the 10th Annual Asian American Mental Health Forum. She has since been involved with AWFH’s CelebrASIANS event and is chair of Program Committee for the 2020 11th Annual Asian American Mental Health Forum. Neha holds a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience from Northeastern University and holds a lab manager position in the Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School.

Her passion for mental health advocacy, particularly in suicide prevention, has led her to serve on the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Community Advisory Board for Suicide Prevention in addition to being a volunteer at Samaritans. Neha is proud to serve on the board for AWFH and continue their efforts improving the health and lives of Asian women in the community.
Join us for self-care and learning!

Join us for our webinar series each Saturday at 2:00 p.m. EDT!

May 16: Writing for Healing
May 23: Suicide Prevention

May 30: How to set AM/PM Routines
June 6: Storytelling and HPV Awareness  
June 13: AAPI and Diabetes During COVID-19
June 17: Annual Meeting

Get support from your peers

Our weekly chat groups are going strong! Thank you to everyone who has participated so far. If you haven't checked any out, we encourage you to try one. Connecting with each other is a great way to boost our well-being.

Email us if you have questions or suggestions - feel free to join more than one group! Thank you to Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for funding this program through their Harvard Pilgrim Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant.
Tea trivia answer

For our trivia question answer: The most consumed beverage in the world second to tea is...water! Did you get it right? 

The first person who replies to this email with this answer will receive a Kung Fu Tea gift card! Stay tuned - we will reveal the winner in the June newsletter.

Job Opportunity

uAspire is hiring a Chief Executive Officer. As the CEO, you'll be working for an organization dedicated to ensuring that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to and through college.

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