Slow Down Time Podcast

Slow Down Time Podcast

Attention all second gen immigrants! Are you constantly wishing for more time to tick things off your to-do list? Playing ‘catch up’ on life? Or struggling to relax with all of your responsibilities? You might be feeling trapped in this world of constant BUSY-ness! No fear, this podcast aims to educate and inspire you to go beyond your mundane routines to live life on your own terms. I’ll help you to rethink your identity and explore how cultural pressure shapes allll the decisions you make. Let’s stop overworking, being ‘busy’ and living how we’re EXPECTED to live. Instagram: @_kindofheart Website:


July 19, 2023 19 mins

In this episode, I share the things you need when you’re going on a self-discovery journey.


Maybe you’re transitioning into a different phase in your life, like leaving uni and starting your career, or you’re getting married and are thinking about having kids.


Maybe you’re feeling unsatisfied in your job and are questioning yourself and your decisions.


Or maybe you feel stuck or lost and see your life heading in a different d...

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In this episode, I talk to Charlene about her journey on figuring out her identity, loving herself and being unapologetically herself.


Charlene Behal is an Asian-Australian writer of Indian, Filipino and Vietnamese descent. Through her work, she explores the intersection of being a mixed, Asian, queer woman living in Australia. When she isn't writing, she loves listening to music, reading and cafe hopping or better yet; all three...

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I recently entered a new unfamiliar space in my career and it brought up a lot of doubt and imposter syndrome. As a second generation woman, it’s difficult to trust in myself when I’m expected to be an ‘adult’ and have my life figured out.


In this episode, I talk about my experiences lately of navigating a new direction in my career and the reasons why you (and I!) might struggle to trust your instincts, your capabilities and dec...

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I was a daughter of immigrant parents who always worked to make them proud and rarely questioned my elders… to the point where I built up major self-doubt. I was scared of making the wrong choices and so I trusted in myself less and less.


In this episode, I talked about the areas where I tended to second guess and doubt my own thoughts, actions and decisions. I also share 6 ways that helped me to let go of the cultural expectatio...

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Do you feel worthless, incapable and unsatisfied with where you are in your life right now?


Many other Asian women also feel the same… being raised with the expectations of immigrant parents and the Asian culture, we’re all experiencing similar themes.


In this episode, I talk to Gen Yu about her experiences navigating life in a new country and creating a meaningful and fulfilling career for herself, despite her lower than avera...

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Are you currently at a place in your life where you’re doubting your career? Or maybe you’re feeling a bit lost. Or feel stuck deciding between 2 options that you aren’t completely happy with.


In this episode, I share how I felt as I chose a career out of the pressure from my Asian family to choose something, anything… and stuck with it for over 10 years! The whole time, feeling like I wasn’t allowed to change my mind or waste th...

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In this episode, Raymond makes his first official appearance in my digital space! We got married last year and were overwhelmed with it from the beginning, so we didn’t start planning the wedding until 6 months after our engagement.


We chatted about the things we changed or didn’t incorporate into our wedding, in order to reduce the stress and overwhelm.


*Our wedding was tailored to us, our circumstances and what was important ...

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In this episode, I talk to Meiling about her experiences migrating from China to the USA alone, with her parents still back in China. She gets quite vulnerable about her journey before and after, her family and her friendships.



0:00 - Introduction & Meiling’s life in China

3:25 - Cultural pressure

5:09 - Comparing schooling in China and the USA

17:05 - Roles as a daughter and sister

25:23 - Unraveling the expectations ...

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Do you struggle to make decisions? Do you say yes and regret it later? Or feel pressured to complete others’ work before your own?


In this episode, I share 12 signs that you may have poor boundaries. Children of immigrants in particular, struggle with setting and maintaining boundaries because of our expectations to put others first.


Have a listen to identify whether these signs are applicable to you, so that you can help other...

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Here’s the final part of the series with Jen Trinh. In this episode, we chat about what boundaries are, our experiences and how to communicate your boundaries.


Jen Trinh is a former teacher turned counsellor and Human Design expert. With her extensive experience in both education and supporting individuals, Jen brings a unique perspective to her work as a Human Design practitioner. She is passionate about helping people understan...

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Are you afraid to try out new things out of the fear of it not working out?


Or not venturing out of your comfort zone because you don’t want to waste your time?


Or do you usually operate based on the idea of saving as much as you can? Saving money, resources, time?


Or you tend to prioritise only the things that will help you reach the career goals or fitness goals that you want?


In this episode, I share about the 5 most com...

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In this episode, I chat to Arielle and Ari from Explorazn about our wedding experiences and all the cultural pressure that came along with that!


Listen to 3 different options for planning a wedding for ourselves and our Asian families - from eloping, to a traditional wedding and even somewhere in between.



0:00 - Preview

0:39 - Get to know Arielle and Ari, their background, their experiences of belonging in their comm...

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In this episode, I chat to Isabella and Jeff (the first male guest!) from As I Am Podcast about:

  • being caretakers for our Asian parents
  • how we operate - being more rigid with our time, doing things at the last minute
  • life milestones, ‘being on track’ and where these expectations came from


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In this episode, I have Jen's expertise with Human Design. She explains what it is, how it's TOTALLY different to reading your horoscope or zodiac, and she shares my design!


She goes through my:

  • design type
  • strategy (how to effectively use my strengths)
  • authority (the best way that I make decisions)
  • profile (how I move through life)
  • incarnation cross (my superpower)
  • & so much more!


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In this episode, I chat to Jen about the cultural pressures she experienced, why she decided to leave Australia and move to Thailand & the fears she had to overcome to start living in alignment with her values.


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In this episode, Asami and I chat about:

  • Asian Australians accessing mental health support
  • Assimilating and fitting into different cultures/spaces
  • Perfectionism
  • What led her to create Shapes and Sounds
  • & so much more!


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In this episode, I let you in on WHY I have such a strong passion to continually share content on Instagram and why I keep up with this podcast.


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In this episode, I share my journey and thoughts on resting/relaxing over the years, where it comes from & the mistakes you might be making when you try to relax.


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In this episode, I talk about 3 of the main spender types and explain where those spending/saving tendencies may have come from.


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A Seat at Our Table - Money On Our Minds


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In this episode, I share 10 things that I’ve followed based on my parents financial situations, their cultural upbringing and their expectations of me.


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