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Photo by Simon Matzinger

By Jerrica Ching

I believe that some of my fellow AAWOL sisters will agree that giving comes as second nature, while taking is quite a challenge. As Joy Wong pointed out in her most recent entry, the idea of taking brings upon shame, guilt, and doubt. What right do we have to take?  Giving is meant to be selfless, so therefore how do we find the balance of channeling our gifts of leadership by giving and the need to compromise and rest by taking? (more…)

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Photo by Roelen Fernandez

By Jerrica Ching

Farewell to the first month of 2016!  Just as some of you pointed out throughout the month of January, I too am the type of person who typically will have the same resolutions year after year.  I have noticed however that after each year, the expectations that I have for myself to follow through with resolutions have become much more realistic.  When the expectations for myself are reasonable, I am much more likely to follow through. (more…)

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Photo by julien haler

By Tina Teng-Henson

So much of my life felt thrown into greater chaos and disarray when I had a baby 9 months ago – that at first my strategy was to be super-flexible and just try to go with it. I constantly tried to accommodate everyone and everything swirling around me. (more…)

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Photo by D. Sharon Pruitt

While AAWOL is a blogspace by Asian American women for Asian American women, we want to make good information available to you from all sources that God provides.  Cissy Brady-Rogers is one of those great sources, and she is a faithful reader and responder of our blog.  Here’s an article in which she writes about self-promotion and how that is related to self-love and mutual loving. (more…)

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Photo by Butch Osborne

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

I’ll admit, I sometimes wonder about this. The impossible standards, the emotional distance, the indirect communication — and all that smiting in the Scriptures for offenses that really don’t seem that bad. All God would have to do is add piano-playing and good grades to the Fruit of the Spirit to become a fully fledged Asian deity. (more…)

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By Elizabeth Chang

“Make sure to use self-care!”

This is a frequently used exhortation in the Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) community, and it has quickly become a catchphrase in regular conversation among the colleagues in my cohort–though, all we end up saying to get the message across is, “self-care!” (more…)

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Shared by Tammy Peng

In the past two months, I’ve come to realize that my life has become too packed.  Our church was planted in 2007, and that was a job in itself.  I was also working a full-time job and starting a business on the side. Eventually, I ended up quitting my job which helped, but somehow my life just got filled up with other things.  (more…)

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