Assertiveness

Who Are You?

August 19, 2023

Parenthood is one of the most joyful yet stressful seasons. One can ever imagine. And sometimes we forget in the mist of the busyness. The constant cycle of changing endless diapers, cooking meals to meet the needs of kids with allergies, and preparing them for school. There was a you, a me, an us, before…

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In Honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Month

May 13, 2023

A video that I created in honor of my heritage. Because inclusion matters! Did you know that about 50 percent of minorities stop seeking mental health services. Due to the disparity they might feel in treatment. It’s difficult to discuss challenges you experience with a clinician that you might perceive to be different from you.…

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Why Asian American and Pacific Islander Month Matters

May 5, 2023

Throughout my teenage years, peers from my predominantly Caucasian high school would ask, “Why do we need a month to celebrate African American history?” And now as an adult in my late thirties I’m asked about Asian American and Pacific Islander month. Deep down I want to believe like so many might choose too, that…

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A Letter To The Outcast

April 29, 2023

To the person who never feels like they are enough! Yesterday, I connected with individuals from so many different backgrounds, communities, and organizations. Accomplishing dreams and reaching goals I didn’t even know was possible!! From the owner of the women’s football team, the Kansas City Glory. M To the woman who was a sports reporter…

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What Would Our World Look Like

March 21, 2023

Lately, I’ve been wondering. “What would our world look like?” If we showed each other grace, compassion, and understanding. Instead of judging one another? I’ve noticed as a mom to young kids. There’s so many expectations of moms. A clean house. A child that’s neatly dressed for school and church. Home cooked meals. And playtime…

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The Importance of Quality Time With Your Little Ones

February 15, 2023

“Unpause me.” My four year old mumbled to me. It was a new concept she picked up this school year. Anytime someone spoke over her, we had to, “unpause,” her. Or she couldn’t speak. Silly. I know. But it mattered to her. And so it mattered to us. Because that’s how a bond is formed…

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Where’s My Village

January 16, 2023

Growing up, I watched as my mother bounced us from relative’s house to relative’s house. So she could pursue her education and live out the extent of the American dream. Now as an adult, a mom, and a woman pursuing her career as a temporary licensed professional counselor, I often wonder. “Where’s my village?” Because…

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Is it the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

January 12, 2023

According to the Mayo Clinic (2022) most women might encounter some baby blues after delivering their baby. But the key factor is that baby blues develops a few days after delivery and should only last for a maximum of two weeks. Some symptoms of baby blues are having crying spells, mood swings, experiencing anxiety, and…

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Life With In-laws

October 19, 2022

When I was single I used to hear all this gossip about other people’s wives. And I’d hear these statements about my close relatives’ wives as well. It didn’t matter if one was being abused. I’d still hear, “It’s her fault he hits her.” I still remember the shock that entered my body when I…

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