“Do you ever wonder why it is that your healing digs up more despair, triggers, loneliness, and shame? It’s because you’ve found the very areas where the work needs to happen. That’s your roadmap. It’s in those dark places that true and sustainable work thrive.” —Dr. Mariel Buqué   View this post on Instagram   […]

Empowerment, Mental Health, Relationships, Spirituality

May 3, 2021

Boba Milk Tea, Happy Birthday to Me, Letter to Myself

“I speak your language with no accent. I erased my ancestors’ name with no traces. I covered myself to show less skin. I scoffed at my parents’ culture to fit into yours, and yet, you spit in my face. You say I don’t belong. You call me foreigner. You cut off my legs and you […]

Empowerment, Mental Health, Spirituality

April 5, 2021

Racial Trauma + Resources to Help Stop Anti-Asian Hate & Be an Ally

“I am making the brave decision to keep going anyway.”—Morgan Harper Nichols   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Morgan Harper Nichols (@morganharpernichols) #REALTALK   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Elizabeth Su✨ (@heyelizabethsu) Never Not Learning Self-Compassion: Oy vey, has this month been a doozy or […]

Empowerment, Mental Health, Spirituality

March 2, 2021

Tai Chi, Watching Plants Grow and Self-Compassion

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’” —Alfred Lord Tennyson #REALTALK   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Elizabeth Su✨ (@heyelizabethsu) Nerve-cited: I AM SO EXCITED FOR THE VERY FIRST ISSUE OF MONDAY VIBES 2.0! I’d be lying, though, if I didn’t confess […]

Empowerment, Spirituality

January 4, 2021

Monday Vibes: New Newsletter Who ‘Dis

Word of the Week: Expansion Life Lesson: For the last 10 years, I’ve directed all my attention towards healing myself, talking about healing myself, reading about healing myself, helping others heal themselves, creating spaces where we can heal together. And you know what? I’m exhausted. It’s exhausting to constantly live in a space of darkness […]

Empowerment, Mental Health, Spirituality

December 27, 2020

Update: Monday Vibes Dyes Her Hair Pink

Word of the Week: Self-Expression Life Lesson: I’ve been dealing with some censoring these last few weeks and it’s not only destroyed my creative process, but negatively impacted my mental health. Writing is an act of self-expression. Writing is healing. Writing is art. Art is not meant to be tied with a pretty bow. Art […]

Career, Empowerment

November 30, 2020

Why Society is Afraid of Unapologetic Women

Word of the Week: Gratitude Life Lesson: Gratitude and pain can co-exist. In fact, research shows the most resilient people are able to hold both emotions at once, recognizing the human experience is vast and validating the entirety of our emotional experience is important. This Thanksgiving, there’s a lot to be grateful for. But there’s […]

Empowerment, Mental Health, Spirituality

November 22, 2020

Monday Vibes: ‘Tis the Season of Gratitude

Word of the Week: Imposter Syndrome Life Lesson: A few Saturdays ago, I attended the virtual Boston Writing Workshop, where I learned a lot of new things and had a major vulnerability hangover. So this is me, with a fancy, overpriced chai latte, deciding to celebrate not a particular accomplishment but myself for showing up […]

Empowerment, Mental Health

November 15, 2020

Self Love Can Look Like Trying New Things

Word of the Week: Celebration Life Lesson: WE MADE HERSTORY. I’m *exhaling* for the first time in a while. Our country has chosen the first female VP, the first WOC VP. I have a lot of feels that I can’t put into words just yet but on the top of the list is how excited […]

Empowerment

November 11, 2020

Kamala Harris Made Herstory in the 2020 Election

Word of the Week: Lovingkindness Life Lesson: I spent a lot of my time in graduate school researching why women are so hard on themselves. I was personally interested in this topic because I’ve had a harsh inner critic for most of my life and was always told it was because I set too high […]

Empowerment, Mental Health, Relationships

September 28, 2020

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