People of different religions and cultures live side-by-side in almost every part of the world, and most of us have overlapping identities which unite us in very different groups. We can love what we are, without hating what- and who we are not. We can thrive in our own tradition, even as we learn from others, and come to respect their teachings
— Kofi Annan

Growing up as a second generation Chinese-American, I recognize the seemingly unbending pressures from family and culture, and the struggles of finding personal authenticity and acceptance.  

I know how difficult it is to quiet the constant "critical" voice in your head, and the waves of anxiety and low self-confidence that often accompany it. You feel like you’ve fallen so many times that you’ve lost sight of where you are going. But I've also experienced healing and transformation, where the past no longer holds you captive to your future. You can improve your relationships and regain your confidence in yourself, and I am here to show you how.

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First Generation Immigrants

Immigrants arrive with hopes and dreams of providing luck and opportunities to their children. The emotional toll that come with the sacrifice is often high, and can tear the fragile relationships within the family apart.  Growing up in one culture, and growing old in another, you argue to be heard, but often are misunderstood by those who you love most deeply. 

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balancing family traditions & american culture

Everyone wants to fit in, have friends, and be liked, however, not every person has the luxury of getting it. For those who are caught in the middle between two cultures, not feeling fully accepted by either, it is a constant struggle to balance between family and achieving individuality, as our country has become more diverse than its ever been before.

new generation of acculturation

You are distinct and unique, creating your own path, as a new culture of your own. There are influences from a variety of sources, however the mixture is particularly yours.  You have your own worries and fears that does not fit in the previous generations before you.  You seek to find your own values and creating an authentic way of life of your own.

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