Grief is a Tricky Thing

Content warning: suicide. I knew when I set out to write this post, it would be one of the more challenging ones. Grief. At the risk of sounding overly melodramatic, my life is punctuated by this word. In particular, my early childhood before going to live with my adoptive parents was marked by numerous losses, … Continue reading Grief is a Tricky Thing

Parenting as an Adoptee

Writing on this topic has weighed on my mind for a bit and putting all my swimming thoughts and emotions into words has felt out of reach. Becoming a mother is what drove me further on my journey so it should be expected that this process would affect my approach and experiences with parenting. Parenting … Continue reading Parenting as an Adoptee

Adoption is an Adverse Experience

In the coming week I'll be presenting at a couple of conferences on Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs). As I've been preparing, it got me thinking a lot about adoption and ACEs. Here's my disclaimer...my work is currently in the health promotion field and has been in the field of therapy with a focus on trauma, … Continue reading Adoption is an Adverse Experience

The Art of Kimchi

Like so many others, the start of the COVID-19 pandemic brought about many changes to our home, homemade 김치 (kimchi) being one of the better changes. For those who don't have an intimate relationship with 김치 (kimchi), it is a staple food in Korea. Most folks typically associate it with the traditional fermented cabbage variety … Continue reading The Art of Kimchi