Healing Out Lao'd

Healing Out Lao'd

a podcast exploring lao american storytelling + healing + tools for sustainability!... Show More

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Listen to Dana talk about how to have a healthy relationship with social media in the digital media age! Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Dana titled: “E11: Dana Dang on early age independence + exploring Lao & Vietnamese identities + entrepreneurship & social media”!!! ----As a brand new podcast--we need all the support we can get!!! Please help us reach more folx in the Lao diaspora by s... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: Dana DangIn episode 11 of HOL, Dana joins Rita for a conversation about her upbringing from Minnesota to Newport, California + gaining independence at an early age from childhood trauma/neglect + exploring both her Lao + Vietnamese identities and becoming an entrepreneur at the ripe age of 24.Today, Dana runs her own social media and marketing company called Digital Media Architects and loves mothering her dog, Benn... Read more

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Listen to this short practice tip from TinTin Vongphrachanh on disconnecting from your phone!Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and TinTin titled: Episode 10: TinTin Vongphrachanh on family hxstory from Laos to Cuba to the U.S. + queer identity + dad’s love----As a brand new podcast--we need all the support we can get!!! Please help us reach more folx in the Lao diaspora by subscribing to "Healing Out Lao'd" on i... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: TinTin VongphrachanhIn episode 10 of HOL, TinTin joins Rita for a conversation about family origins ranging from Laos to Cuba and now the U.S., coming out as queer to parents, and the beautiful loving relationship he had with his dad. Today, TinTin is taking a much needed break from singing/songwriting to geeking out on creating video games and plans to go back to Laos in November! ----------As a brand new... Read more

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#HealingTheHealerMEET HOL GUEST: NIKITA GUPTAIn episode 9 of HOL, Rita brings on former UCLA supervisor and big sis, Nikita Gupta, for another episode on the #HealingTheHealer series! This episode focuses on “how the healer, heals” by showing how Rita builds deep healing and connected relationships with friends/allies of the Lao community!Nikita has been practicing and applying resilience-based approaches for over 22 years, utilizi... Read more

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Listen to a short 1-min practice tip from Sydney Viengluang on calming anxiety!Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Sydney titled: "Episode 8: Sydney Viengluang on navigating Hollywood as a Lao American actor + remembering resilience in maternal lineage”!!! ----As a brand new podcast--we need all the support we can get!!! Please help us reach more folx in the Lao diaspora by subscribing to "Healing Out Lao... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: Sydney ViengluangIn episode 8 of HOL, Sydney joins Rita for a conversation about her family’s story of escape from Laos to the U.S., growing up as a child of Lao refugees in Wichita, Kansas, her motivation to move to LA to pursue acting and what it was like meeting the Laos Angeles community. “Sydney has quickly become “one to watch” in the entertainment industry, bringing dynamic, diverse, and powerful female ... Read more

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This week’s practice tip is gratitude journaling facilitated by Haylee Thikeo! For more on Haylee's writing, personal blog, and poetry, you can click on this link!  Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Haylee titled: "Episode 7: Haylee Thikeo on writing as healing + navigating identity in Boston + the power of vulnerable storytelling”!!!----As a brand new podcast--we need all the support we can get!!!... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: Haylee ThikeoIn episode 7 of HOL, Haylee joins Rita for a conversation about her journey into writing + vulnerable storytelling as tools for healing, navigating her identity as a child of Lao refugees in Boston, and why she decided to move to Oakland from Boston for a period in her life. Today, Haylee works at a software company called Community Brands that supports nonprofit clients use software at fundraising... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: Latana ThavisethIn episode 6 of HOL, Latana joins Rita for a conversation about her trajectory into higher education coming from a legacy of her own parents being Lao/Southeast Asian refugee community leaders. Latana emphasizes the importance of education instilled in her as young child and ways she has learned how to navigate educational spaces as a 2nd generation Lao American. Today, Latana is the Assistant D... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: Latana ThavisethIn episode 6 of HOL, Latana joins Rita for a conversation about her trajectory into higher education coming from a legacy of her own parents being Lao/Southeast Asian refugee community leaders. Latana emphasizes the importance of education instilled in her as young child and ways she has learned how to navigate educational spaces as a 2nd generation Lao American. Today, Latana is the Assistant D... Read more

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Listen to a short 1-min writing tip by Binly Phounsiri! For more on Binly's writing and poetry, you can click on this link--which showcases his first poetry book titled "Dance Among Elephants." Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Binly titled: "Episode 5: Binly Phounsiri on Becoming a Community Leader & "Big Brother" + Connecting Talents thru Music/Dance/Writing”!!!----As a brand new podcast--we need all t... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: Krysada “Binly” Phounsiri⁣⁣In episode 5 of HOL, Binly joins host Rita for a conversation about his family’s immigration to the U.S. from Laos, overcoming gang violence in Southeast San Diego through skating, dancing, writing and listening to music, and also shares how he rose above the odds to become a community leader. Little did he know that these experiences would land him to be accepted to the number one public ... Read more

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This week's practice tip is an extended conversation from Episode 4 where Wanda and Rita share tips about building healthy boundaries and referring friends to other support systems--primarily illustrated by them talking about overcoming their own relationship challenges. This practice tip is to resource you in engaging in healthy relationship practices and to come to a better understanding of what one's capacity is to support a lov... Read more

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#HealingTheHealerMEET HOL GUEST: WANDA PATHOMRIT In episode 4 of HOL, Rita brings on close friend Wanda Pathomrit to show “how the healer, heals” by building deep healing relationships with friends/allies of the Lao community. It’s important to note that growth happens throughout a lifetime and Rita’s aptitude to thrive and heal would not have been possible without the critical mentors/femtors, professors, and friends in her l... Read more

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Listen to a poem titled "Bloom" by Alina Amkhavong! This poem is about 4 minutes long and requires nothing but your presence and listening ear. Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Alina titled: "Episode 3: Alina Amkhavong on strong Lao womxn + creating the "Bless Her Hustle" brand + & working for LA Clippers”As a brand new podcast--we need all the support we can get!!! Please help us reach more folx i... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: Alina Amkhavong In episode 3 of HOL, Alina Amkhavong joins host Rita Phetmixay for a conversation about the strength of single mothers/parents, creating the brand name “Bless Her Hustle,” and how she landed her first job post-grad working with the Los Angeles Clippers Basketball team! Alina graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Non-Governmental Organization... Read more

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Listen to this music track mixed by DJ Miss Joy aka DJ Light Princess--who is Joy's visual compliment to her amazing talents! This is a BONUS "practice tip" which requires nothing but your presence and listening ear. So whether you're commuting to work on the 405 freeaway in LA, or at home cooking up a storm--you can listen to this beautifully mixed soundtrack that can also be found on SoundCloud. Check out Episode 2 for the c... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: Joy Ngaosivath In episode 2 of HOL, Joy aka “DJ Miss Joy” joins host Rita Phetmixay for a conversation about her journey of moving across 10 different states, transitioning between 20 different school systems, familial relationships, and how she landed her role to become one of Las Vegas’s top female DJs--even voted for #1 female DJ on City Life magazine. Not only has Joy been successful in her DJ career, she h... Read more

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MEET HOL GUEST: Joy Ngaosivath In episode 2 of HOL, Joy aka “DJ Miss Joy” joins host Rita Phetmixay for a conversation about her journey of moving across 10 different states, transitioning between 20 different school systems, familial relationships, and how she landed her role to become one of Las Vegas’s top female DJs--even voted for #1 female DJ on City Life magazine. Not only has Joy been successful in her DJ career, she h... Read more

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