Ever feel like the life you’re living is a lie? I do. Everyday seems to be the same routine: I tell myself I am happy with where I am at in life; I wake up everyday forcing myself to be optimistic; I tell myself I can forgive and forget the past. It is easy to… Continue reading Wonderful Life, or Wonderful Lie?
Do you ever feel like you’re living your life in fear? Fear of hurting others? Of hurting yourself? Fear of disappointing others? Fear of never being able to eat something again? Fear of never being able to watch something again? Fear of failing? That’s me. I live in a world of fears. Today I realized… Continue reading Lying and Fighting and Fears, Oh My!
The journey to self love is hard. Some days I’ll look at myself in the mirror and think “I look pretty good today. I look fine. Not too fat. Not too skinny.” And along with that I continuously repeat to myself: positive thoughts only, positive thoughts only. When I take selfies I like the way that… Continue reading Learning to Love Myself
So my fourth session consisted of just talking about my plan for my health. The plan is to lost 3 pounds per month and exercise when I can and portion my rice – I sometimes excessively eat a lot of rice. So now that I have this plan down, I have been implementing it little by… Continue reading #4 And so it begins…
About a week or so ago I went to a workshop on my college campus that focused on the Hmong Language with the theme of “sharing the experiences of teaching and knowledge of the Hmong language and culture.” I was so proud of my community for finally being able to come together and make a… Continue reading The Hmong Community: Gender and Identity Workshops needed
Today I lightly want to talk about identity formation and culture clashes. This happens to many individuals from any and all backgrounds and it is something that should be discussed. As I hone in on the Hmong community, I hope you also look at it through your own perspective, as it is important to be… Continue reading Who I Am, The Identity Search, and Being Hmong
Session #3 was pretty interesting. I felt like my counselor was more straight forward with me and less soft, if you know what I mean. We talked about my fears, and one of the fears I mentioned was the fear of opening up to my siblings about how I felt about them, and then having… Continue reading #3 Confronting Fears and Finding Solutions