Professional coach & adviser on wellbeing Aiching hosts a regular podcast for those who are looking for a boost of empathy. 同理心，是專業生活教練艾青為大家預備的幸福資源
At age 16, David Huang moved to Japan to study abroad and pursue his dream of becoming a professional baseball player. Embracing a "no fear of failure" and "no fear of hard work" mindset, David was accepted into J.F. Oberlin University and now plays for their varsity team. In the process, he was also inspired to pursue a major in psychology. His life story is a source of encouragement for young people to pursue their dreams and for parents to support their children in that pursuit.
Number 1 seeded tennis player Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the 2020 US open and lost his opportunity to win the three million dollar championship prize due to his unmanaged anger. This story reveals the importance of emotion management. Aiching discusses one emotion management technique, which is to ask yourself why you reacted in a regretful way and to figure out the cause.
How can we keep marriage lively and fresh? More and more marriages are becoming trapped in a toxic state of dullness, constant arguing and indifference. Aiching shares how to regain hope and bring joy to marriage by correcting the imbalance between an overly “problem solving" versus an overly “affective communication" mentality.
Jaron Lin, program director of Sing Tao Chinese Radio in northern California, talks about how he views the boom of "we media" from his perspective as a professional in traditional media. As people become increasingly involved in "we media," they may overlook the sharp ups and downs of being Internet celebrities and be ignorant of their social responsibilities. Further, the more we learn about the phenomenon of "We media," the more we understand why people are spending less and less face time with each other.
Professor Michael Lyu, from the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, talks about how he chose to major in Electrical Engineering in college through a compromise between his passion for literature and his father's expectation for him to pursue medicine. Now, he is recognized among the 100 most influential AI scholars. He talks about how STEM（science, technology, engineering, mathematics） education can be incorporated into helping children develop their passion. He also discusses how although AI is gradually replacing human contact and less intellectual and repetitive tasks, we don't need to worry about AI stealing our job opportunities. Instead we can apply AI as an auxiliary tool to boost the creativity and affective abilities that are unique to humans.
Dr. Chao Feng, a computer engineer, tells us how he pursued his love of photography since high school despite his father's questioning that he was wasting his time. He shares stores about how this hobby facilitates conversations with coworkers and energizes his work productivity as an engineer. While capturing the beauty of nature, he feels that he is exploring the mystery of life. He encourages parents to pursue their own hobbies while developing the hobbies of their children. He also advises parents to be kind to themselves and to be a role model of how to live a passionate lifestyle to their children.
California licensed MFT (Marriage & Family Therapist), Ann, coming from an American Born Chinese (ABC) background, shares about her relationship with her parents, daughter and husband. She discusses how to overcome cross cultural differences in family relationships, how to adjust expectations by asking questions about what she wants and why certain expectations are important to her, and how to learn the second language of affective communication and more.
黃國瑞博士來到節目中,啟發我們思考做志工做好事的動機，並介紹由Edgar Cahn 創建的時間銀行。他告訴我們如何以“賺取和花費”時間幣提供和接受幫助並落實社會公義，如何懷抱“不再有人被遺棄”的胸懷以及運用先服務再享受的模式，實踐“我為人人，人人為我”的理想，為什麼發展個人的社會價值是重要的，志工服務和時間銀行的差異，並鼓勵人人成為幫助者也接受幫助。時間銀行不但適用於各個年齡層，也有助弱勢族群發展個人社會價值並成為幫助者。
Dr. David Huang inspires us to rethink the motivation for volunteering and doing good deeds and introduces us to the time banking model created by Edgar Cahn. He talks about people can "earn" and "spend" time credits to give and receive help in the pursuit of a more equitable society. He discusses how to embrace the "no more throw-away people" mindset and how by paying it forward, the ideal of "I help others and others help me" can be actualized. He talks about why developing individual social value is crucial, the differences between a volunteering model and the time banking model, and encourages people to both receive help and be helpers themselves. Time banking is applicable to all age groups and can help the underprivileged develop individual social value to become helpers as well.
Ms. Tyng Mok, the director of Grace counseling center and the author of Emotional Tornado talks about how to resolve the problem of yelling in parent-child communication. She discusses understanding the causes of a child's refusal to go to school, conflict resolution, the value of knowing about a child's favorite video games, the spiritual emptiness many young people experience, helping parents with their own self-growth, understanding why children behave differently at home versus outside of home, how to support children who want to pursue psychology and more.
Dr. Ming En Liu, a cardiologist at Hsinchu Mackay Memorial Hospital, shares how five minutes of anger can trigger five hours of immune system dysfunction. He discusses how to use the "1-2-3 one more time" method to regulate emotions, why cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death, how to process emotions without negatively affecting family members, and how to face emotional distress during the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to surveys, 61% of Americans report feeling lonely. In Taiwan, this number is 44%. Among young people, the prevalence of loneliness is even higher. Loneliness not only causes psychological distress, as manifest in conditions like depression and bipolar disorder, but also contributes to other physical ailments, including a weakened immune system, insomnia, irregular metabolism, high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, dementia, body inflammation and more.
With more than 30 years of experience working in the semiconductor industry, Dr. Konrad Young discusses adapting to the transformation of the high-tech workplace and the importance of enhancing the value of humanity by building winning strategies of teamwork, empathy, a growth mindset, love of work, interpersonal relationship and more.
George Floyd 之死讓我們學到了什麼？僅僅靠著法律、政治、社會、文化的約束無法阻擋歧視造成的骨牌效應，除非我們正視和檢討仇恨和極端思想對社會造成的破壞性，否則無法帶來人類夢寐以求的團結與和平。
What can we learn from the death of George Floyd? Although we may hope for justice, relying solely on legal, political, social, and cultural processes will not be sufficient to prevent the domino effect of discrimination. In order to bring the unity and peace that people dream of, we must recognize and address the destructive effects of hatred and extreme thought on society.
Aiching invites Jay Stone, the producer and host of dialogue360, to share his perspective on life – how he does not need to apologize for his existence and is not misled by prejudice – and to discuss how Asians can develop a collective influence in Western culture.
Aiching talks about finding meaning in life in the midst of the unemployment crisis and responds to a listener question on how to help a teenager learn to work effectively with a team.
Even a little twist or fabrication in a news report can lead to unimaginable disasters. Aiching will discuss the concept of the butterfly effect and how to prevent an "information tsunami"!
A pragmatic, professional lawyer shares about how she found happiness in mentoring her children’s career choices, marital communication, and handling professional legal services.
When family members don't talk with as much frequency or enthusiasm as they used to, the reason is not usually a lack of communication skills. More often than not, it is due to accumulated, unresolved frustrations that has made someone lose hope that things can change. For example, when a family member gives another the cold shoulder, it may not just be a reflection of a less talkative personality or tiredness. Instead, it may represent an accumulation of frustrations in the relationship. Let's listen to the solutions Aiching has to offer to resolve these situations!
There is a stereotype that an engineer dad's parenting style is focused on problem solving and rational thinking. Today's guest, Dr. Max Liu, speaks with us about how he transformed his relationships with his children and his own father by embarking on a journey of self-growth in empathy. As he desired to increase bonding with his children, he shares how he took action to learn and apply empathy in his parenting.
During this COVID-19 pandemic, the fear of contracting the disease can become self-defeating. Simultaneously, the road to well-being is in jeopardy. When it feels like we're waiting for an end to this pandemic that may never come, how can we lift ourselves up and regain our joy? Let's listen to what Aiching has to say!