a journey of healing around the world and sharing honest talk for healthy living—emotionally, relationally, mentally, and personally.
What does soju have to do with family shame?
We talk about trauma and healing amidst the cultural dynamics of Korean and Asian American families. Trauma-informed therapist Toni Kim joins co-hosts Helen Choi and DJ Chuang on this season 4 finale and explore how soju and jugeullae intersect with a culture of shame.
When your loving family had traumatized you unknowingly
In this conversation with J.S. Park, you'll hear the shocking revelation when he first learned that what he grew up with was not normal and actually tramatic, how he went from surviving to thriving, lived to tell about it, write about it, and helping others to experience health and wellness.
And, you'll love the part where he talks about his high school experience that was like a Napolean Dynamite moment.
J.S. Park works as a hospital chaplain in Florida and author of "The Voices We Carry: Finding Your One True Voice in a World of Clamor and Noise." He blogs at https://jsparkblog.com
Andrew Yang addresses emotional debt
One Andrew Yang launched a presidential campaign. Another Andrew Yang launches a newsletter about discovering strength through mental health in conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Month on May 1, 2020.
Listen to how this second Andrew dealt with his identity crisis, growing up in a collectivistic family in an individualistic society, how conflict can be good, and more.
7 Practical Self-Care Tips in Stressful Times (Season 4 Episode 09)
Helen and DJ have a lively and life-giving conversation with Emelda De Coteau (writer, podcaster, and creative) about COVID-19, grief and loss due to unemployment, anti-Asian racism, and vulnerable populations being heavily hit hard in poor communities in particular seniors homes, black neighborhoods, disabled and homeless and refugee shelters. How we can join together and support and be safe with self-care during this season of crisis. Count up all the practical tips and do the healthy things to be well.
Show Notes Emelda will be co-leading this online event with another creative, Ebony Westbrook—Peace over Panic Workshop: Gratitude Journaling, Meditation & Sound Healing (May 3, 2020) - part of the ongoing series "Creating Through COVID-19"
Women Creatives Chat - (check out the blog for posts on wellness / self care / empowerment) Pray with our Feet podcast Insight Timer App (thousands of meditations) Favorite meditation teacher - Sarah Blondin (on Insight Timer) insighttimer.com/sarahblondin Liberate app (meditation teachers of color whose work is supporting communities of color) Articles Early Data Shows African Americans Have Contracted and Died of Coronavirus at an Alarming Rate (ProPublica)
As the coronavirus spreads, so does online racism targeting Asians, new research shows (Washington Post)
At Least 19 Children at a Chicago Shelter for Immigrant Detainees Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 (ProPublica)
Self-Care Tips For Asian Americans Dealing With Racism Amid Coronavirus (HuffPost)
Getting out from the shame of human sex trafficking
Crisis counselor David Dicken talks with Tyesa Harvey about the trauma and shame of the underworld of sex trade and prostitution. WARNING: This episode has explicit content for mature audiences.
Tyesa Harvey, co-founder of the Sex Crime Awareness Treatment Center (S.C.A.T), is passionate about working with women and children who have endured trauma, specifically related to sex crimes. Through the Center, Tyesa focuses on holistic healing as part of the rehabilitation efforts to help survivors of traumatic experiences reintegrate into society.
She was featured in “Shattered Dreams” - a sex trafficking documentary that has won several awards at film festivals.
Show Notes https://tyesaharvey.biz/
"Shattered Dreams: Sex Trafficking in America" - documentary film; watch the trailer at https://vimeo.com/269676418
How to best support your friends who are going through anxiety during Coronavirus
Crisis counselor David Dicken shares some practical tips for how to support your friends, family, and others during times of crisis like this worldwide COVID-19 pandemic by supporting people through making it safe to talk about feelings and emotions, then taking action that brings healthy relief.
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This podcast changed my life!!
For so many years of my adult life, I struggled with so many questions and internal conflict of who I was as a person and the thoughts/feelings I had as a 2nd-gen Asian American. I carried so much shame that I didn’t even know that I felt certain things or why I did what I did, as well as why my parents did what they did. It helped so much to know I am not alone in my struggles/feelings, as well as to be able to put healthy productive language to my pain & hear from therapists & experts about something that is so hidden from society and excluded from normal daily conversation. The more I learn, the more I can bring things to consciousness in order to raise awareness and step towards healing rather than sitting in a constant cloud of confusion, depression or doubt, thinking what is wrong with me and why do I feel what I feel. I never thought to seek out help in the past because I didn’t know I needed it, and this podcast gave me courage to begin my healing journey and take back control in my life. Thanks so much DJ for having the courage to start this podcast!
Being a white American I am very oblivious to the Asian culture and the lack of discussion regarding mental health. It’s truly inspiring what you are doing through your podcast. I’m learning so much. Stay the course and keep saving lives. Y’all Rock!!
I’m glad I stumbled on this podcast. The conversations taking place not only have helped me in my profession in helping minorities and others who have immigrated to the US, but it helped understand myself and my own family dynamics to have these difficult conversations to begin truly healing. Thank you guys!!! Very grateful to what your doing.