Episodes Season 6

Addictions made him feel more shame, not less; but Sam found healing & freedom and you can too

Sam Louis, author of the new book, “Passport to Shame: From Asian Immigrant to American Addict,” shares his life story in the book and on this podcast episode.

The Kindle eBook is available on June 6, 2023; and you can order the printed paperback book on Amazon at

Book review in International Examiner- Passport to Shame: From Asian Immigrant to American Addict is a candid memoir about healing and mental health

Connect with Sam Louie—psychotherapist, author, and speaker on issues related to Asian shame, addictions, and trauma—at

Read articles by Sam Louie at

Previously on Erasing Shame

Sam Louie on Erasing Shame Season 1 Episode 13

Episodes Season 6

How Going Through Anxiety Means Growing (Rather Than Just Getting Rid of It)

Listen to this insightful conversation with Curtis Chang, author of a brand new book, ⁠The Anxiety Opportunity: How Worry Is the Doorway to Your Best Self⁠, just released on May 16, 2023. And, you’ll also want to enroll in the 7-week online course at

This episode contains an excerpt from the Good Faith podcast from October 2022, used with permission.

More Recent Conversations with Curtis Chang about The Anxiety Opportunity

Episodes Season 6

How Grace Heals Your Shame to Become the Best Version of Yourself

Ken Shigematsu is the author of the newly-released book, “Now I Become Myself: How Deep Grace Heals Our Shame and Restores Our True Self,” and we talk about his journey as an author, the difference between unhealthy and healthy shame, and how to experience the grace and power to become your true self, the best version of yourself, the person God created you to be!

Show Notes

Ken Shigematsu is Senior Pastor at Tenth Church in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada and you can connect Ken Shigematsu on Twitter @KenShigematsu

Books By Ken Shigematsu

Episodes Season 6

Did you know mindfulness is actually Christian? Regina Chow Trammel explains all

Dr. Regina Chow Trammel talks with DJ Chuang about how mindfulness is actually Christian. Are you not surprised?

Regina is co-author of “A Counselor’s Guide to Christian Mindfulness: Engaging the Mind, Body, and Soul in Biblical Practices and Therapies” (or Audible audiobook) and you can connect with her at | PLUS, Kindle eBook on sale (just $3.99, as of May 11, 2023)

And watch Regina’s popular TEDx talk about mindfulness to deal with everyday pressures and stress

Episodes Season 6

How We’re Made to Belong to a Healthy Community and 5 Steps to Cultivating One (s6e23)

David Kim, author of the new book, “Made to Belong: Five Practices for Cultivating Community in a Disconnected World” shares his life experiences that led up to writing this valuable resource for church leaders and followers of Christ to practical and doable ways to overcome loneliness in our times. Recorded live on YouTube.

Show Notes

David Kim’s website + follow on Instagram @davidjanghyunkim

David Kim is discipleship pastor at WestGate Church (Silicon Valley, California)

David Kim’s other book: A Kids Book About Change – selected as #OprahsFavoriteThings list of 2020!

These Things Ruined My Life – David Kim’s video clip that went viral, which was excerpted from this May 2019 message, “Where Have You Been, and Where Are You Going?

One of the most commonly documented ailments of the modern soul is loneliness, which could be defined as “the emotional state of being disconnected.” But if that’s the problem, then how do we get authentic connection? Using details from his own journey as an immigrant to New York City, and then a transplant to Boston and then later, the Bay Area, pastor David Kim shares how a search for connection led him down false (and destructive) roads. He’ll also share how story of God in Genesis 16 helped him understand and live in the healing reality that he is seen, heard and valued.


A Woman’s Spiritual Journey of Finding Her True Self

Are you worn down from trying to fulfill your parents’ expectations? Your Asian community’s expectations? Your manager’s expectations? Even God’s expectations?

On this special episode of Erasing Shame, Eunice Lee (author of “More Christ, More Me: One Woman’s Spiritual Journey of Finding Her True Self“) talks with co-host Hannah Lee Sandoval about her experiences of erasing shame and feeling not enough, towards a fulfilling life of healing, health, and freedom.

Show Notes

Eunice Lee website • @euniceleeauthor on Instagram

Eunice’s Book: More Christ, More Me: One Woman’s Spiritual Journey of Finding Her True Self

Episodes Season 5

Let’s Talk About Body Image with special guest Cathy Trinh (s5e08)

How many people are happy with their body just as they are, whether it’s about their weight, height, sexual attraction, appearance, or skin color?

Special guest Cathy Trinh—author, speaker, executive recruiter and life coach—joins the Erasing Shame co-hosts to have a life-giving and empowering conversations about body image. We share our personal questions and struggles with our bodies and also point to resources for healthy living.

TRIGGER WARNING: rape, suicidal ideation, addictions

Show Notes

Cathy Trinh

Buy Her Book, “The Journey: Mastering the Art of Slowing Down into a Beautiful Existence”

Finding a Mental Health Therapist for People of Color

New York Times article, “It’s Hard to Search for a Therapist of Color. These Websites Want to Change That.”

Episodes Season 1

Parenting without shame (s1e10)

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
Instagram: @untigering
Twitter: @untigering

PLUS: Iris Chen’s book—Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the Deconstructing Tiger Parent (2021)