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Shame and Technology (s3e10)

On this episode of Erasing Shame, Nancy Ly interviews Danny Kim about shame and technology.

Danny Kim elevates humanity in the workplace as an Organizational Consultant for Centauric. He is a faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership and is currently pursuing his doctorate in Industrial/Organizational Psychology.

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Authenticity and leadership as an Asian American (s3e09)

What happens when you bring together two Asian American leaders to speak about the journey of authenticity and leadership?

Wendy Kim is a #1 International Best-Selling Amazon Author of the book, “Beyond Blending In: An Immigrant Daughter’s Guide to Overcoming Cultural Bonds For A Life of Authenticity and Abundance.” She is also a Speaker and Business Empowerment Coach. Wendy had to struggle to break past her limiting beliefs to leave the corporate world to become an entrepreneur. She empowers successful entrepreneurs to create a life and business full of meaning, abundance and time freedom.

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Wendy Kim – Like her Facebook page at
facebook.com/yourdreamrealized

Wendy Kim’s website yourdreamrealized.com

Check out her book on Amazon Kindle, Beyond Blending In: An Immigrant Daughter’s Guide to Overcoming Cultural Bonds For A Life of Authenticity and Abundance

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How Truth and Lies Get Distorted with Shame (s3e08)

How I was living a big lie! Learn about the impact of shame on truth, lies, and how to receive the best for yourself in this life.

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How High Achievers Can Mask Mental Health Issues (s3e07)

Michelle Yang was a very successful teenager on paper. Michelle was outgoing, earned excellent grades, and worked hard at her immigrant family’s small restaurant.  Her constant battle with depression, anxiety and insomnia was less obvious to the world. The stigma against mental health conditions, especially within her family, prevented her from accessing proper help for years.

Finally, while studying abroad during college, she suffered from a serious episode that led to her being diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Michelle now wants to break that stigma and encourage others by sharing her own story of how a successful career, a happy family and a good life is more than possible.

From personal experience, she knows why Asian Americans are three times less likely than other people in this country to seek help for mental health. Now, she’s writing a book to advocate for mental health wellness.

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Why and How Honest Conversations are Erasing Shame

Since shame festers in silence, the opposite is that healthy talk will break thru and start erasing shame about mental health and other secrets that make us sick.

Hear the back story of why we launched the Erasing Shame podcast, with no budget and no staff at that. Co-Founder DJ Chuang explains how people can learn to have honest and healthy talk about unspoken feelings by listening to others share their personal stories and lived experiences.

This episode was recorded before a live workshop audience at the 2nd annual Mental Health Conference Cal State Fullerton on March 9, 2019. 

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Identifying Cultural Shame in Your Life (s3e05)

Are you fully embracing your physical & cultural identity? Or are you possibly carrying cultural shame and self-hatred? When you deny a part of your physical/cultural makeup, you are denying the beautiful person you were born to be, both inside and out. Begin to embrace all parts of who you are in order to live true to your identity, free of shame.

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If your family history has dysfunction and trauma (s3e04)

Shame is a hefty word. The complexities get greater as you unpack it. To unravel that shame is a lifetime process and that’s when the adventure begins.

Irene Cho poignantly opens up about her lived experiences of erasing shame, dealing with her imperfections, discovering her family history, and why immigrant Asian parents are the way they are.

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findingtheinbetween.com
Follow on Twitter @irenemcho
Like on Facebook facebook.com/irenemcho

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Healthy ways to release painful and toxic emotions (s3e03)

What happens when we don’t process our emotions? Pent up emotional toxicity weighs us down in our body, mind and spirit. Emotions are meant to be fully processed and follow a full course of action within our physical body, and then be released outward from our body into productive spaces/activities. When the expression of those natural emotions become suppressed, our mind and bodies will process them in unhealthy ways. Here’s a first step to learning about healthy ways to releasing toxic energy and emotions for a healthier mind and body.

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Psychology: 

How to create positive affirmations for your life:

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What Brené Brown Overlooks about Shame (s3e02)

There’s so much more to shame than just feeling bad or unworthy. Chinese American blogger Fred Mok (a pastor at Garden City Church, San Jose, California) shares poignant insights from Asian and Asian American cultures that reveal other dimensions of shame that are objective, communal, and relational.

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Fred Mok’s blog post— How Asian Americans Misunderstand Shame

Fred blogs at breadbeforerice.blogspot.com

Note to Brené Brown

Brené, we love your work, we really do! Know that you have an open invite here at Erasing Shame. We know you are working very hard on many things, so please do stay healthy and have good self-care.

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Growing and Thriving – Season 3 Opener

Season 3 opener with co-hosts DJ Chuang and Nancy Ly, introductions and overview of what’s coming up in this new season of Erasing Shame.

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Facebook Group: Erasing Shame… One Story at a Time

Text or call the Erasing Shame Hotline at (619) 493-0597 and leave a… text message, picture of something you have written, or voicemail.

Be a part of the movement and share your stories of shame, overcoming and freedom! Your story matters & has the ability to unlock healing in so many others! The more people share, the more we can normalize the conversation and thereby help each other become a healthier version of ourselves and for a healthier world. 

Shame can only be overcome by replacing it with compassion and love, so this is intended to be a safe community for you to continue your healing journey.