Coping with the Loss of Health: How My Son Survived Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Encephalitis

Without health, you have nothing. When you are healthy, you feel like you can accomplish anything. You have focus, energy, and drive. In contrast, when you are ill, you feel like you are functioning through quicksand and it takes everything in you to keep your head above the mud. Before October of 2015, my son, … More Coping with the Loss of Health: How My Son Survived Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Encephalitis

Positivity: We Never Know Which Lives We Influence #SpreadSmiles

I was asked by Mahriya with MyBookyLife to participate in a spreading positivity and smiles post. This great positivity #SpreadSmiles idea originated from Sasha @ The Stylish Dreamer. It is a contest. You can enter here, but I am not concerned with winning anything. I am super excited about sharing positivity and smiles any chance … More Positivity: We Never Know Which Lives We Influence #SpreadSmiles

Teen Suicide- What Friends and Outside Influences Can Do to Help Prevent this Tragedy

Globally, over 800,000 people die each year of suicide, and there are MANY more who attempt suicide [World Health Organization (WHO), 2012]. Teen suicide is the SECOND leading cause of death among teens/young adults ages 15-29 years old (WHO, 2012). Additional Teen Suicide Statistics for the U.S. There is an average of over 5,240 attempts by … More Teen Suicide- What Friends and Outside Influences Can Do to Help Prevent this Tragedy

Balance- You’ll Never Regret Spending Time with Your Loved Ones

There are certain days that I will never forget working as a nurse in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). My experiences helped me to prioritize. I’m definitely not perfect at it, but I believe balance is important in life. Remember that word regret? You don’t want to regret not cultivating important areas of your … More Balance- You’ll Never Regret Spending Time with Your Loved Ones

Time Is an Illusion

The definition of illusion is “a deceptive appearance or impression.” According to Popular Science, “If you try to get your hands on time, it’s always slipping through your fingers.”  “People are sure time is there, but they can’t get hold of it. My feeling is that they can’t get hold of it because it isn’t … More Time Is an Illusion

What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence

Why do we read books (for my book lovers)? Here are some reasons I think we read: We want to understand ourselves and the world we live in through stories. Entertainment Escape from reality Experience another life or world Knowledge I learn something from every book I read. I recently read Everything Everything by Nicola … More What I learned from Everything Everything: Child Abuse & Independence

Are You Good Enough?

In this technology era we live in, where there is instant access to social media, texting, images, and anything you can get your hands on, it’s easy to compare yourself to others. Your head can race with questions making you wonder: Are you good enough? Do I look like that airbrushed model who is as … More Are You Good Enough?

Hilarious Korean Singing Mom and Silly Teen are All You Need for a Road Trip

Road trips can be boring, but not when you have a hilarious, singing Korean mom and teenage son to take silly pictures. Here is a glimpse of our fun California road trip to visit UCLA, USC, and Cal State Long Beach. Meet Mama K and silly Kobi again. I’ll post about our college visits soon! … More Hilarious Korean Singing Mom and Silly Teen are All You Need for a Road Trip