When I made my first appointment with my mental health counselor, I started our session with telling her, “I don’t know what’s wrong with me.” I shared stories and situations with her and as I told my stories and spoke … Continue reading Learning to Not Be Afraid to Cry
Whether it is in the workplace, your community organization, your school club, or within your friend group, active-constructive responding is a skill that will lead to greater understanding and positive results. What is ‘active-constructive responding’? Simply put, it is responding … Continue reading How to Engage in Active-Constructive Responding
After seeing the trailer coincidentally on my newsfeed, I knew I needed to watch ‘Always Be My Maybe’ as soon as possible. Not only to support Asian creatives in media but also because the storyline attracted me. After watching the … Continue reading Why ‘Always Be My Maybe’ Was the Movie I Needed as an Asian Female
When I speak to younger students, I emphasize how important it was for me to have mentors. In their eyes, I was someone who was successful and “made it” on my own. But I clarified that although I did “make … Continue reading The Importance of Mentorship
This is an activity that was adapted from the ‘Best Possible Self’ positive psychology intervention. I used this activity when I engaged with middle school and high school students and it has been a successful creative self-reflection activity. It also … Continue reading Visualizing Your Best Possible Self
I often get asked “How do you take care of your mental health?” “What is your secret?” And although I wouldn’t necessarily call this a secret, I’d like to share one of my favorite activities for self reflection in this … Continue reading Writing Letters to Yourself for Self Reflection
Starting something new always makes me anxious and feeling that I have to do well and be perfect. That’s how I felt when I started bullet journaling. I didn’t want to mess up (especially since I was using pen!) and … Continue reading Bullet Journaling: How Do I Get Started?