ASK YOUR RELATIVE QUESTIONS

Tags: Anxiety, Ask Auntie, Auntie Answers, My Environment, My Mind, Stress, Uncle Answers

Dear Auntie, what are you grateful for this year?

I love this question! In reflecting back on this crazy year, one thing that stuck with me was when we first started hearing and preparing for COVID, I, probably alongside most of the world, was looking at the world infection maps. Maps that showed varying sizes of red dots indicating how many cases each country had. Over the course of…

What is “weRnative.org” about?

Hi Hannah! Thanks for writing in! We R Native is a health resource for Native youth. We want to make sure you have factual information on the topics you’re interested in. We want to help you live your best life possible and hope that we can help. What causes panic attacks? For your question about panic attacks, they are a…

Auntie’s 20 for 2020

Hi there! In light of the New Year, I’d like to share with you 20 of my goals for the new decade: 1.Belly laugh more often 2.Hug more 3.Talk more 4.Take in my family 5.Eat beautiful food 6.No animal flesh 7.Have more diverse friends 8.Journal more often 9.Study yoga 10.Keep adventuring 11.Kick fear in the teeth 12.Consume less 13.Give freelywhat…

I work at a homeless shelter and would like to start drumming with our indigenous women but I feel like I don’t know enough about my culture to teach them. Any tips?

Hi Jasmine, It takes a lot of courage to reconnect to yourself and share that with others. I’m proud of you. We know that music-making, especially when doing it with others can have an incredibly positive impact on one’s physical, spiritual health, and mental health. And, it can greatly impact the health of the community. It reduces anxiety and depression…
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