(EP. 6) IDENTITY: ON BEING AN ASIAN FEMALE

 
In Episode 6 of The Soul’s Work Podcast, Janice begins exploring the topic of experiencing life embodying the Asian female identity. Whether you identify as an Asian female or not, this discussion on internalizing the identities we inherit from the world, which ultimately shape our deepest self-beliefs, is relevant for anyone who wants to dig past the layers of socially-prescribed expectations and uncover their authentic selves.

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In this episode:

  • How our inherited and adopted social identities can pose a challenge for our spiritual growth.
  • Janice’s story on growing up as a second-generation Korean-Canadian, and experiencing “otherness” as an Asian.
  • Stereotypes and expectations of “being an Asian female” — the impact and the vicious cycle.
  • Why racial and gender identities, as social constructs, are actually not part of our essential, authentic selves.
  • Uncovering “who she really is”: Janice shares what’s truly underneath her Asian female identity.

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Music:

“On The Clock” by Pictures of the Floating World –
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(EP. 5) CORE VALUES

 
In Episode 5 of The Soul’s Work Podcast, Janice invites you to explore your own set of core values to get really clear on which principles you want steering your ship (ya know, the ship of life). She discusses two areas in everyday life — relationships and money — where understanding our core values can help in making important decisions.

This is the third episode of a three-part series on Core Values.

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In this episode:

  • Your soul’s work: Creating your own list of core values. What do you live by?
  • Helpful questions in exploring your core values
  • Values in relationships — are you the right match?
  • Values regarding money — why do you really want to get rich?
  • The beauty of our core values: They are our truth, and ours alone!

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Music:

“On The Clock” by Pictures of the Floating World –
freemusicarchive.org/music/Pictures…2_On_The_Clock

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(EP. 4) SELF-CARE

 
In episode 4 of The Soul’s Work Podcast, Janice discusses why self-care is so important for each and every one of us, whether we’re struggling with a serious mental health issue or just going through this crazy thing called life. She shares the story of her #metoo self-care burning ritual she did after publicly sharing her #metoo experiences, and then lists 10 self-care ideas that will hopefully inspire you in your own mental wellness journey. 

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(EP. 3) COURAGE (& FEAR)

 
In episode 3 of The Soul’s Work Podcast, Janice opens up about how drinking and imagining violent scenarios in her head reinforced an avoidant response to fear (and y’all, she had a lot of fear). The good news? It is absolutely possible to re-train our brains to respond to fear with more courageous responses (and collect “courage bullets” in the process!). Janice shares her letter to Fear Voice in her quest to develop a different, more compassionate relationship with fear — because fear is here to stay! 

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(EP. 2) HONESTY

 
In episode 2 of The Soul’s Work Podcast Janice discusses the practice of making life decisions that are in alignment with your own personal core values. She discusses her #1 core value, Honesty, and shares her learnings on how to discern between the voice of honesty and the voice of fear when faced with a tough decision. Your soul’s work — should you take the red pill — is to practice getting reacquainted with your intuition and voice of honesty.

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(EP. 1) INTRODUCTION

 
In Episode 1 of The Soul’s Work Podcast, host Janice Ho introduces the podcast and herself. Sharing her personal story of struggle, Janice explains how she eventually started “down the spiritual rabbit hole” after her spiritual awakening. She discusses the importance of unveiling the “work of art” that is the essence of who we are, so that we can reconnect with our authentic selves.

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