Coming from Asian heritage
, it’s standard practice not to prioritize mental health because of ingrained cultural beliefs. Therapy means you're "crazy." Attending sessions is a waste of money, and telling a stranger your secrets will bring shame on your family. For transparency, I’ve started therapy
now, but I know that mindfulness — the acceptance, tolerance, awareness, and presence in the moment that it can foster — can be a powerful accompaniment. Trouble is, my attention span is short and I have a wandering brain. I’m ashamed to say I’ve downloaded a slew of meditation apps
and later, in the space of a day, deleted them to free up memory on my phone.