I have three kids, and they are very different people. Even as babies, I could see their personalities. One was very cranky but grew into a very calm, funny boy. One was the quietest baby I’ve ever met, but is an Academy Award winning actress in the making. Julian, however, has always been a bit
The world we live in is a loud, active and sometimes confusing one. We work, live and sleep in a non-stop lifestyle. Even when we are asleep, the digital world keeps going. We sometimes feel like we miss out on things while we are sleeping, so as soon as we wake up, we grab our
Late March, 2013. I was a mom of three, working full time as a mental health associate in a large mental health facility. I loved my job, but my marriage and home life were falling apart.
I went through my life happy, carefree and unplanned. I was in my early 20s and just wanted to finish school. Mother’s Day 2004 changed all of that forever.
I love music. It helps me work, celebrate, play, and most of all, think. I have thought many things through while listening to music. The last two years have been incredibly hard for me and music, among other things, has helped me sort things out.
I have a decade’s worth of work in mental health. During that time, I never imagined being in therapy of any kind myself. I’ve been through a lot, but hadn’t really thought about seeking out help.
One day, during French class, we played Chinese Portrait (you know, the game where you say “If I was a …, I would be a …”). As the intention was to learn vocabulary, we were doing it with all kinds of things. If I was a flower, if I was a color, if I was an actress / actor, if I was a movie…
Then came the question: If I was an animal, I would be…
In 34 years, I’ve lived a pretty interesting life. I graduated college in 2007 with a BA in Clinical Psychology. By then I was married, had two of my three kids (the third one was born in February 2008), and had a job straight out of college. I’ve worked in the mental health field for
I’m known to be loud, funny and sometimes even the leader of the group. I’ve been that way since I was a kid. I’m not sure how I got to be this way- it’s not like I’m the oldest kid or had to fight to make my way in the world. I’m actually the youngest
I dreamed about the adventures I would live, the people I would meet. I still do. Dreaming is second nature to me, a feature that some people think is naïve, others childish, but that I consider as one of my most important assets. For all my dreaming, though, something that never crossed my imaginative mind, never once in my 26 years of life, was living in Asia.