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  • Guided Meditation for Breathing Self Compassion

  • Unconsciously Walking to the Hospital

    Something I noticed lately is how much I was creating anxiety by walking near a hospital along the river trail path I take. My daily walk would start off positively and then slowly every few hundred feet, the anxiety would grow and I would start thinking my sweat was a sign my heart was starting […]

  • Forward and Backward

    I haven’t been posting lately because I felt like I reached a nice plateau in my mental wellness. Summer has certainly been an important factor and also the opening of U.S. cities given our lucky vaccination break. And of course one should be able to take a break from too much introspection. It’s exhausting work […]

  • Forgiveness, A Personal Contemplation on White Supremacy and Asian American Identity

    Iā€™m lucky to be in a place in life where I can go to therapy regularly.  It started a few years ago when traumatic events entered my life.  After months of coming to terms with the horrors, I found myself in a new but recognizable place.    I had arrived back at myself. The old […]

  • That Time I had a Wild Panic Attack in a BART Station

    Six years ago I walked onto an outbound BART train at Montgomery Station after work. It was like any ordinary day taking the train home except for the fact that I was particularly incensed by work issues as a then land use planner. Clients were being difficult and I felt trapped. As the doors closed, […]

  • Financial Literacy Tips for Self-Worth

    Continued financial literacy notes from Financial Literacy and Mental Health Hedonic Adaptation Amount of money !== mindset Money can change quality of life but does not impact well being Happiness? See lottery winners There is a lot of information out there now about hedonic adaptation and how we get really used to stuff. Dr. Laurie […]

  • Therapy is Dead or The Ego Needs Anxiety

    The self seeks recognition from others (full, honest, authentic, and non-judging recognition) ā€“ the ego, however, likes its recognition to be conditional upon its own expectations and desires. Dr. Aaron Blalick The human that you see in front of you And the one that you see in the mirror Is not a real human. Dr. […]

  • Financial Literacy Tips for Mental Health

    Apparently there is a whole field called “financial therapy” which focuses on the psychology aspects of money. I took a Zoom workshop from The Financial Diet and wanted to share my notes. There isn’t anything revolutionary, these are just basic life skills but for many who grew up in complicated households an always needed reminder. […]

  • Revealing Your Distorted Thinking

    I have tried many different mental health websites to see if I could gain any new wisdom into my life. There is one out of Australia called MoodGym that is a sort of a fun adventure into a typical anxiety book you might find off the shelf. The Warpy Thoughts quiz is basically a dysfunctional […]

  • A Compassionate Letter to Yourself

    The group session prompted us to write a compassionate letter to ourselves. Now after a few weeks I’m looking back and thinking how short and simple it was. Typically when I write notes to my therapist, it’s a barrage of meaningful meaninglessness. Why was I treating myself so succinctly. Seems like I’m acknowledging my terrible […]