Author: Melody Ip

“If It’s Not Dogs or Waves, She Will Still Likely Face Anxiety”: Empowering My Daughter Through Therapy

Mochi’s series commemorating Mental Health Awareness Month kicks off with a personal narrative by Mochi’s managing editor, Melody, who discovers that her daughter has an anxiety disorder and seeks treatment. Through therapy, Melody learns the importance of validating her daughter’s emotions and equipping her with tools to fight anxiety now and in the future.

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Emerging Stronger: How to Heal from a Breakup

Recovering from a long-term relationship can be a heartbreaking experience that raises doubt, insecurity, pain, and anger, in addition to dealing with the complexities of breakups as an Asian American. Learn about healthy ways to respond to these emotions, such as focusing on self-compassion and self-care, creating new routines and habits, and leaning on community.

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The Magical Connection of Words

E.J. Koh’s memoir “The Magical Language of Others” touches on Koh’s life between adolescence and adulthood, woven around handwritten letters from her mom during their seven years apart. These letters connect with her current Love Letter Project, with a goal of writing 1,000 love letters to strangers.

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