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I am an artist, a singer, a historian and a detective at heart, and any thing that is mystical, holistic and spiritual has always struck my passion. I'd attend workshops and travel around the world to quench this thirst. However, growing up in a fairly traditional family, a career in art or archaeology isn't an option. Like many Asians, I aimed high and decided to become a doctor in psychology since I also enjoy solving people’s problems.
For many years, I worked many hours at different jobs while being a full time student in undergrad and graduate years, not knowing exactly why, perhaps it’s the desires to make my parents proud and to be independent. My life was filled with wonderful colors, and my horizon expanded as I matured from meeting many people at work. Unfortunately, I burned myself out and had to return home to Hawaii after graduate school to recuperate my health, both mentally and physically.
For the next three years in Hawaii, I took energy healing workshops, stored my health and started working in various new age shops doing energy healing and Angel reading. My business was doing very well, but I haven’t completed my academic goal. I moved to CA and finally completed my doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. There is no doubt that it's very rewarding seeing my clients improving over the span of therapy, but there are regulations restricting me from practicing energy healing while practicing psychology on my clients.
Over the next several years, I struggled to find the balance and was afraid of the judgment from people I know. I became less and less happy and fulfilled. I gradually lost the spark of joy and felt unmotivated on most day. I hesitated about my direction. I struggled to break away from my old belief system that the society and my upbringing had taught me.
Amid of these struggles, I found joy in energy healing more than ever. I learned more different energy healing modalities. I practiced on myself and reaped positive results. I faced my own fears and broke away from most of my old beliefs. I started to sing and listen to songs again. I took art classes and created my art pieces! I resumed my online presence. I transformed myself to who I am today, excited and passionate about what I do now. Although I no longer practice in the clinical field, but the skills I acquired from my education and clinical practice are useful in all aspects of life. It definitely comes in handy when comes to relating to my clients in my energy healing & coaching practice.
There is always light at the end of the tunnel. I hope to restore hopes and joy in those who thought they have lost them.