What if Freddie Mercury Led “Adoption Awareness”?

I'm suuuuper excited to see Bohemian Rhapsody. You see it? [caption id="attachment_364" align="alignnone" width="320"] Giphy[/caption] Another One Bites the Dust was one of the first songs I learned to play on bass. Along with Van Halen's Runnin' with the Devil and and Bombtrack by Rage Against the Machine. Yo it's adoption awareness month. One thing I appreciated about being a...[ read more ]

Dr. Death & My New Favorite Love Language

First, I gotta let you know I feel completely privileged to have your attention right now. I love you and wanna make sure everything I post can help you rock true life to its fullest and bless as many people as you can along the way. Ok so Dr. Death and love languages. Do you know your Love Language? Love languages...[ read more ]

Train to Busan: a Protagonist’s Guide to Surviving Himself and Others Like Him

What's your favorite Korean Drama? Guilty pleasures I've enjoyed pretty much all the way through (for educational purposes of course): Secret Garden Boys Over Flowers City Hunter Dr. Jin Fated to Love You Descendants of the Sun Now, Korean films, I mean pretty much every one I've watched has been rock solid. But today we're taking a peek at Train...[ read more ]

How did Stranger Things Point to Adoptee Things: 5 Illustrations

Anyone reading this live in Minnesota? One of the perks of living here is the blizzards. During these snow days, you can either get nothing done and binge on your favorite Netflix show... ...or get lots done, move every single item you own from one space into another. I've done both. Getting this UHaul unstuck was no joke. April 2018....[ read more ]

Awkwafina’s Pathway to SNL: A Guide for Adoptees & the Church

Awkwafina on Saturday Night Live!!! First Asian American woman to host SNL in 18 years. Very cool. But why? And why should adoptees care? Why should the church care? Here's a quick summary from Wikipedia: Awkwafina is an "American rapper, actress, and television personality. She is best known as an actress for roles in the 2018 films Ocean's 8 and Crazy Rich Asians."  I think...[ read more ]

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before: Intro to Identity Development

A few years ago I met my parents out for lunch, introducing them to my wife's parents for the first time (fiancé back then). My parents are white, I'm Korean. My wife and her family are Chinese. The waitress asked my parents, "Um, do you mind me asking, why are you guys sitting together, what's going on here?" Um... yeah....[ read more ]


[caption id="attachment_187" align="aligncenter" width="312"] pc: IMDB[/caption] Ever heard of Jet Li? Here's one of his best films, Fearless. "Near death, he is rescued by women from an idyllic village, and is offered simple kindness and generosity that help him heal and regain his equilibrium over a period of several years. Huo realizes that the future of martial arts lies in...[ read more ]

What do Pete Wentz and the Psalms Have in Common During Seasons of Depression?

They're both honest. And they both have the gift of singing to our hearts. Every September, I think back to Fall 2009, I was falling in love with Jesus for the first time. The Gospel, the good news, the church, the fellowship of believers, music from the Music-maker, the Word, the colors, fresh coffee, those perfect hoodie-weather mornings, all of...[ read more ]

What Could Video Games Teach Us About Counseling?

This YouTube streamer Ninja has over 18 million subscribers. Ever heard of him? He's one of the most popular channels in the "Walkthrough" genre. 18 million. Why is that???!!! How??!! I want to help you serve your 30-40 weekly clients the same way Ninja serves his 18 million. Okay so, "What's a walkthrough and how could it help me become a...[ read more ]

5 Reasons Why You’ve Never Been to Therapy

Think about the first time you were introduced to the concept of "therapy." Right outta the gate, the idea of it just seems kinda weird. Formal. Even feels a little icky. For a many reasons probably. [caption id="attachment_168" align="aligncenter" width="480"] media credit: Thought of the Day[/caption] I've got a list. And not just sarcasm I've gathered from resistant teens over...[ read more ]

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