Color of Success

Color of Success

The Color of Success communicates the stories of Asian, Asian Americans/Canadians, and ethnic minorities as they build brands, businesses, and careers, and mental health strategies to deal with self-doubt, anxiety, and barriers. Dr. Stephanie J. Wong is a licensed clinical psychologist who blends her knowledge of mental health, culture, and business to interview diverse guests.

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May 26, 2021 10 min

In the third solo episode, I address the question, "What is an addiction?"  I provide an overview of the diagnostic criteria of an addiction per the Diagnostic Statistical Manual 5.  I share my early training experiences in providing Addictions Treatment, including giving up a behavior for 2 weeks and attending recovery meetings.  Types of treatment and resources are also provided.

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What happens when you are dismissed from Yale University for publicly providing your expertise on mental health and violence prevention?  According to Dr. Bandy X. Lee, you continue to advocate for social justice!

Bandy X. Lee, M.D., M.Div., is a forensic psychiatrist and an expert on violence who taught at Yale School of Medicine and Yale Law School for 17 years.  She published a textbook, more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and ...

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May 18, 2021 47 min

Michelle Chu is the Founder & CEO of Kono’s Kitchen, a brand of freeze-dried raw dog treats, inspired by her rescue dog Kono, an American Staffy mix who went from street dog to Chief Derp Officer of his own company in less than two years. After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UC San Diego, Michelle's internship in Beijing turned into working in startups for 5 years before moving back to Los Angeles. S...

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Jackie Faye is an Asian American, female, singer/rapper. Born and raised in Dallas, this Taiwanese-Korean-Texan cultivated her love for music in the dirty south - surrounded by the musical influences of Erykah Badu, Three 6 Mafia, Outkast, and many more.  As a data engineer by day, she manages to gain traction through various performances for cultural organizations, dropping her latest single, Grey Skies on all streaming platforms...

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Since I’m on a Star Wars kick, in the second (Han) Solo episode, I’ll discuss the types of mental health providers and what you could expect in therapy. I’ll describe the education and training that I obtained for my Ph.D. In Clinical Psychology. 


Disclaimer: This is for informational and educational purposes. Please contact providers directly and local psychology boards in your state. If you need a place to start looking for a th...

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Melody Han You is a graphic designer and founder of Album Receipts, a viral Instagram account that features hundreds of artwork, visually representing music albums as "receipts." Since starting the account in May 2020, Melody has garnered almost 150,000 followers and has landed partnerships with MTV, Universal Music Group, Sony Music, Warner Music Group, and her work has been shared by artists like Ariana Grande, Dua Lipa, ...

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Stephanie Jae Park is a New York City based actor/singer. She plays Eliza in the Philip national tour of Hamilton, which will resume when theaters open again. She was in the original Broadway cast of King and I (Tuptim u/s, featured dancer, Lincoln Center) and War Paint (Nederlander Theatre).  When she's not on stage, Stephanie is a songwriter with an upcoming EP in summer/fall 2021. She is also a vocal coach, and a member of R...

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In this episode, I'll be going soloooo (cue Jenny from Blackpink's song).  I'll provide some guidance on how to find a therapist and various methods of payment.  Disclaimer: This is for informational and educational purposes.  Please contact your benefits coordinator and providers directly.  If you need a place to start looking for a therapist, please visit mywellbeing.com/colorofsuccess

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April 12, 2021 49 min

Read any bio of Margaret Cho, and it will scream, "Legend," indicating her extensive career as a comedian, actor, activist, entrepreneur, and musician. When I asked Margaret what she preferred to include in the show's bio, she humbly stated, "Comedian," hence the title of the episode.  Join us as we discuss growing up in San Francisco, Asian American representation in the media, and communities coming together t...

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Chris Partee is a freelance writer and sports media professional, having been in the industry for over a decade.  A veteran of radio and podcasting, Chris grew up in the Bay Area, but has lived in multiple states.  Chris & Dr. Stephanie dissect their friendship, given their seeming differences as a Black, male and Asian American woman, respectively. In the context of both historical events and figures, such as Fred Hampton, and...

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Kelly Mi Li is one of the stars of Bling Empire and displayed her vulnerability through therapy sessions and interactions with her boyfriend.  We discuss the benefits of going to therapy, ways to set boundaries (e.g., Letting Kevin know they are better as friends), and getting involved in the Asian/Asian American and marginalized communities.  

Sponsor: mywellbeing.com which matches you with a therapist, and have BIPOC providers.  

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Jessica Woo, is Las Vegas local, and has recently seen massive success as a viral food and lifestyle content creator, surpassing over 4 million followers on TikTok and being featured in Vogue Teen and People Magazine as one of the top TikTok talents to follow!  Before being known for for creating short clips of assembling bento-style lunches and cooking meals, in addition to DIY ideas, family fun, beauty, trends, and lifestyle cont...

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Guy Tang is a multi-hyphenate--a hair guru with millions of followers on YouTube and social media and a product line, musician, and reality star of Netflix's Bling Empire.  But, did you know he grew up in OK, and experienced racially-based trauma in high school?  He emphasizes the importance of kindness and standing up for equality, including in the Asian American and LGBTQ communities.  He shows his multi-dimensionality, encou...

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Join Co-Founders of the CalmOn app, Angela Luong & Farrah Wong, and Visual Development Artist, Andrew "AJ" Lopez as they describe the virtual, magical world created for children to identify and manage emotions.  They share their experiences of coping with mental health concerns, and how this app could have helped them in their childhood. 

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After teaching preschool to children from low-income families, Angel had a vision to make a bigger impact outside her classroom walls. She struggled to find her place in the professional world but found joy in creating children's books for fun while thinking of her former students. Today, she sees children's books as a perfect combination of her passion for storytelling, skills in doodling, and background teaching young chi...

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February 11, 2021 55 min
Mohammad Ullah AKA Momo is Houston's very own Wushu Lawyer. He graduated with 4 degrees from the University of Houston. Mohammad started his own law firm in the middle of the pandemic, specializing in Estate Planning, Real Estate, Business Contracts, and Small Claims litigation.    His title as the Wushu Lawyer stems from the unique intersection of Martial Arts and the Law. He's managed to cultivate the brand image of his l...
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January 24, 2021 40 min

Iris Chen is the founder of the Untigering movement, which seeks to promote mental health, and peaceful and anti-oppressive parenting and education. After starting out as a Tiger mother, she began to deconstruct this notion when she observed the negative effects of authoritarian parenting. She has amassed over 30,000 parents on her Facebook Group, Untigering and recently published a book, "Untigering: Peaceful Parenting for the...

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Katherine “Kat” Chung is the creator of the popular Webtoon, Cat Loaf Adventures which is a slice of life story about cute pastry animals. The main character is a bread cat named Cat Loaf, and they love going on grand adventures with their other bread cat friends! Kat & I discuss how her emotions and aspects of her personality are depicted in the characters, and how expressing yourself through art is therapeutic!

 

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Andrew Phung is known for his role as the hilarious, likeable, and loyal Kimchee on the show, Kim’s Convenience. We bond over wrestling and food.  We explore the therapeutic value of improv, which led him to the Loose Moose Theatre Company to share his stories and voice, ultimately leading to a change in his career path (from Law to Acting).  Andrew emphasizes boundaries, positivity, family, and story-telling through self expressio...

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Kev Luu, is a music producer/engineer, working with the biggest names in music, artist, and educator.  He is also a native of Las Vegas, Berklee College of Music Alumni, and son of Chinese immigrant parents from Vietnam.  For the first time, Kev shares his story of coping with a diagnosis of Bipolar I Disorder, seeking mental health treatment, being inspired by his parents, and mentoring others to fight for social justice and pursu...

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