The surprising truth about depression for Japanese Americans

Dr. Rie Mizuki shares about her experiences with having depression, anxiety, and insomnia. She has lived in Japan and the USA and speaks to the cultural shame involved. As a therapist, having both professional training and personal experiences greatly helps people cope with depression. If you think you might have depression, there is help. Consider […]

Erasing Shame about Mental Health- New Summer Series

Let’s kickoff our special summer series, Erasing Shame about Mental Health! DJ Chuang and Dan Jeung describes what we will be doing in the next 10 weeks, why we’re doing this, and reveal our special interviewer. We are having honest talk about healthy living. We will talk about hard topics like sexuality, depression, anxiety, family […]

What do you wish someone would have told you? (Episode 15)

Adulting is not easy. Annie Choi (owner of Found Coffee) shares her 3 wishes—for what she wished someone would have told her about life after college. She talks about her life experiences with careers, gratitude and failure. Beyond the formalities, this episode is just two Korean-American ladies joking around and having real talk about culture, […]

Top 3 Reasons People Get Help: Episode 14

On this episode, Fannie Tam, licensed family counselor, brings a unique and valuable perspective from both Asian and American cultures along with many years of experiences in helping people out of their issues of shame. We cover a wide range of topics, including the reasons people get help, how to motivate people to get help […]

Breaking Free of Generational Addictions: Episode 13

Close-knit community culture and trauma can intensify cycles of shame and addiction. Psychotherapist Sam Louie shares insights on how to break free. Show Notes Sam Louie’s website samlouiemft.com Asian Shame and Addiction: Suffering in Silence by Sam Louie Slanted Eyes: The Asian-American Poetic Experience by Sam Louie Sam Louie is also available to lead experiential workshops to help […]

What’s so bad about sex addiction? Episode 12 with Roy Kim

Let’s talk about sex. Therapist Roy Kim will share with us his perspectives on human sexuality and what to do when it becomes harmful and shameful. Show Notes Roy Kim http://roykimtherapy.com – Licensed Family & Marriage Therapist The Same Boat podcast on iTunes – there are others in the same boat as you and who handled difficult circumstances imperfectly, […]

Moving from Shame to Self-Compassion: Episode 11

Our special guest Dr. Lisa Chu shares her perspectives about facing shame head-on and moving toward self-compassion and authenticity Show Notes Connect with Dr. Lisa Chu at her website themusicwithinus.com Tian Dayton’s books and videos on Relational Trauma Repair, Emotional Sobriety, ACOA Trauma Syndrome, and Neuropsychodrama Alice Miller, The Drama of the Gifted Child Non-Violent […]

Parenting without shame: Episode 10

Special guest Iris Chen describers herself as a “deconstructing tiger mother.” She joins us on Erasing Shame to have an honest talk about parenting well and recovering from the tiger parenting generation. You’ll hear about her fascinating approach of  parenting and unschooling. Yes, both at the same time. Show Notes Iris Chen blogs at facebook.com/untigering Facebook Group: facebook.com/groups/UntigeringParents Twitter: […]

Handling Questions about Shame: Episode 9

We change the pace on this episode. No special guest interview. No co-host. Just one host. DJ Chuang takes some questions from Quora (an expert community) and answers them honestly. Show Notes National Suicide Prevention Lifeline’s Online Chat / phone 800-273-8255 Los Angeles Co. Mental Health/Crisis Line……..800-854-7771 Suicide Prevention Center (24 Hours)…….213-381-5111 Suicide Prevention Crisis Center…….310-391-1253 (24 Hours) NAMI […]

A community without shame? Episode 8

Eunice Lee talks with Liz Lin of Progressive Asian American Christians about how shame plays a role in Asian-American and immigrant faith communities, and what it could look like to have an Asian-American faith community that isn’t shame-based. Whether you’re conservative, progressive, religious or not, this is a very cool episode! Show Notes Liz Lin’s […]