FOCUS ON YOU

What I Learned from a Coaching Session with Tou Ger Lee

After my podcast interview with Tou Ger Lee, I was so impressed with him that I booked him for a coaching session. And boy, was it mind-blowingly good.

PODCAST INTERVIEW

Sandwich Kid Tou Ger Lee

Raw and real, Tou Ger Lee shares the story about his Hmong parents' journey from the dangerous jungles of Laos to their new sponsored life in Wisconsin. A transformational coach who works with high achievers, Tou Ger knows what it is like to be successful and not actually feel anything. Drawing on his experience rejecting and then embracing his background, Tou Ger embodies how to live your full authentic life doing what you are meant to do. A true Sandwich Kid, I love his advice to Sandwich Parents and and Kids.

BOOK REVIEW

The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk

In The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, van der Kolk combines his experience with his clients with recent and evolving scientific studies into a single resource for anyone working with trauma survivors. This is a must read for anyone who is eager to heal from their trauma, which could be from one event (like PTSD) or continual trauma (like Complex PTSD).

BOOK REVIEW, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

Brainstorm by Daniel J. Siegel

Dan Siegel explains why teenagers behave the way they do, why it's okay, more importantly, how we can behave as parents!

PODCAST INTERVIEW

Sandwich Kid from NYC Raj Tawney

Raj Tawney is an American essayist and journalist based in New York. He was raised in a multiracial household by an Indian father and an Italian/Puerto Rican American mother.

BOOK REVIEW, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

Playful Parenting by Lawrence J Cohen

Playful Parenting is a surprisingly powerful approach to creating better relationships and cooperation.

BOOK REVIEW, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

The Power of Showing Up by Siegal and Bryson

Starting and ending on hope, this parenting book explains the why and how of showing up is the only thing a parent needs to do.

PODCAST INTERVIEW, THIRD CULTURE KID

Third Culture Kid Tim Brantingham

Tim is a Taiwan-born American, a tall white guy whose Chinese is impeccable. A Third-Cuture Kid, Sandwich Kid and Sandwich Parent.

FOCUS ON YOU, PODCAST INTERVIEW

Czech-Iraqi-Canadian Author Elen Ghulam

Canadian author Elen Ghulam was born to a Czech mother and an Iraqi father. Mother to three grown children, she is also a flamenco dancer, an artist, and a hostess-chef extraordinaire.

BOOK REVIEW, PARENTAL ASPIRATIONS

Parenting from the Inside Out by Siegel and Hartzell

Parenting from the Inside Out: How a Deeper Self-Understanding Can Help You Raise Children Who Thrive by Daniel J. Siegel and Mary Hartzell is a handbook for all parents, a must read!