Singles already know they’re single. They don’t need pressure or shame, especially around the holidays. DJ Chuang and Maylee Chang Tao talk about this personal and poignant topic that affects like 50% of the adult population.
Grace Sangalang Ng is our special guest. Grace is a Ed.D. student (Talbot School of Theology) researching how shame affects Asian Americans in the classroom, so she is more than well qualified to talk intelligibly about shame. She also shares from her own experiences of shame as a second-generation Filipino-American. DJ Chuang hosts this episode. … Continue reading "Why it’s harder for Filipino-Americans to talk about shame (s2e08)"
Recent clinical trials helping develop new drugs or therapies show that Asian-Americans only represent about 3% of people in those studies. As a result, a lot of the drugs that are currently available for cancer treatments may not be effective within our own populations.
We give thanks for you, our viewers and listeners, as we enter the holiday season at the end of 2018. Holidays are family and relatives; and those memories can bring mixed emotions, highs and lows, amidst all the food and feasting. Maylee Chang and DJ Chuang talk about what those experiences might be like, especially … Continue reading "Home for the holidays, and more? (s2e07)"
Adrian Pei, author of The Minority Experience, chats with Eunice Lee about race, power, privilege and pain in the minority experience. He discusses his own journey as an Asian-American in navigating large organizations and the injustices of not being heard and feeling “other.” Adrian talks about the journey that our brothers and sisters of color … Continue reading "[Seen 1] A Conversation about Race, Power and Privilege in the Asian-American Experience"
Margaret Yu (National Director of Epic Movement, the Asian American ministry of Cru) talks with DJ Chuang about how leaders can be debilitated by shame and become derailed. Not good. But there’s an antidote to shame that can help the leader to be honest with their humanity, to confess the occasional mistake, and to recover … Continue reading "What if shame happened in a leadership context? (s2e06)"
This one is a personal story of a day in the life of DJ Chuang, who works as a consultant and sometimes travels for work. After landing in Atlanta on an uneventful flight, he gets taken on an unforgettable adventure that started with the rental car.
Maylee Chang and DJ Chuang grapple with understanding both the positive and the negative aspects of shame. Yes, of course, shame is a painful feeling. But it so much more than that. Towards the end of the episode, we count up at least 5 positive aspects of shame when respond with honest talk and healthy … Continue reading "How many positive aspects of shame can you count? (s2e04)"
Maylee Chang and DJ Chuang have an honest talk about how refugees experience the hardest life challenges, resulting in trauma, and how some are able to move out of survival mode and towards a healthier life of relationships and dealing with past memories
On this episode of Erasing Shame, Dr. Pang Rhodes joins host DJ Chuang to have an honest talk about Hmong Americans, community, and shame. Dr. Pang Foua Yang Rhodes is an Assistant Professor at Argosy University and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, specializing in premarital and couples therapy, spiritual development, and immigrant mental health. … Continue reading "Learn More about Hmong Americans with Dr. Pang Rhodes (s2e02)"
Erasing Shame co-hosts DJ Chuang and Maylee Chang welcomes everyone to a new season of honest talk about healthy living. We mention different aspects of shame, Crazy Rich Asians, and Clint Eastwood too. Plus, we did share about topics we will cover and reveal the name of one very special guest in upcoming episodes. Show … Continue reading "Season 2 Opener of Erasing Shame (s2e01)"
Summer series finale with Jeremiah Chuang and DJ Chuang SHOW NOTES Watch the episode with Hanna’s story, What If Saving Sex for Marriage Wasn’t So Great? Watch the entire summer series via this YouTube playlist—Erasing Shame about Mental Health in Asian American Communities Watch and listen to Season 1 of Erasing Shame ABOUT THE SERIES: … Continue reading "Summer series finale for Erasing Shame about Mental Health"
What happens when these three things intersect and collide? Jessica ChenFeng speaks compassionately to the complexities of being Asian American, Christian, and queer. How does fear affect parental and community reactions? Is there a clear journey toward healing? It is not always clear, but always possible. ABOUT THE SERIES: Our summer series, Erasing Shame about … Continue reading "Asian American, Christian, and Queer?"
Why is it difficult to express feelings as an Asian American? How does one learn to understand and express one’s own emotions? How does social media contribute to stereotypes about depression? Meagan shares about her struggles with both anxiety and depression in high school and college. ABOUT THIS SERIES: We are having honest talk about healthy … Continue reading "When People Think You’re OK But You’re Not OK"
What does a balanced healthy life look like? Brooke Lee interviews her therapist mother Dr. Rachel Lee. Here’s a Korean American daughter and mother having a heart-to-heart conversation and we get to listen in. They have an honest talk about how her family prepared Brooke for life, but hard times still come. Brooke details … Continue reading "Going to College was the Hardest Thing in Her Life"
Karis grew up feeling confused and isolated about her ethnic backgrounds, both Caucasian and Asian. She didn’t know who she was or where she belonged. That loss of identity turned into many kinds of personal struggles and issues: eating disorder, drinking, and hurting. When she finally told someone, she began her journey towards healthy living. … Continue reading "When Her Secret Life Fell Apart, She Couldn’t Hide Anymore"
How can Asian American immigration cause mental health problems? Did you know that anxiety and self-esteem issues could get passed down from one generation to the next? Dan shares how he was affected by his mom’s psychological state. He also details the history of Chinese immigration into Mexico! ABOUT THE SERIES Our summer series, Erasing … Continue reading "Family Feelings of Insecurity are Contagious"
This is a sex talk from a Korean American Christian woman. Not the kind of talk that’s a presentation or lecture. Hanna talks honestly about her very own story of discovering quite a number of unexpected things that she even described as traumatic. Here’s why it’s important. Because when talking about sex is taboo growing … Continue reading "What if saving sex for marriage isn’t so great?"
How do social pressures in Korean and Asian American families contribute to mental health disorders? Can feelings of failure turn into depression? Andrew has seen a lot: emotional neglect and performance anxiety. But he hit a breaking point when he tried to make everyone else happy. Listen to him reveal how he learned to express … Continue reading "Korean American Pressures to be Perfect"
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 … Continue reading "The surprising truth about depression for Japanese Americans"