Healing Out Lao'd

Healing Out Lao'd

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Created/Hosted by Rita Phetmixay, M.S.W., M.A., Politicized Healing Practitioner, Coach, and Independent Audio Producer. Healing Out Lao’d explores the intersections of Lao diaspora storytelling x healing x tools for sustainability. While this show cen?


#COVID19 Series, E2: Gonji Lee on cultivating community resources thru disability justice lens + response to ant-Asian racism + holistic self-care practices
May 24 • 43 min
#COVID19 SERIES, E2: GONJI LEEFor our second episode of #COVID19 series, HOL invites Gonji Lee to speak about their experiences as a mental health practitioner based Los Angeles, CA. Gonji identifies as a trauma and resiliency-informed, cognitive…
E24.2: Mother X Daughter Reconciliation (Part 2)
May 17 • 114 min
E24.2: MOTHER X DAUGHTER RECONCILIATION PART 2Introducing part 2 of the Mother x Daughter Reconciliation Episode! This conversation is mediated by the one and only Wanda Pathomrit!Mother and daughter (Vilavanh and Rita) process what it means to be a…
E24.1: Mother X Daughter Reconciliation (Part 1)
May 10 • 76 min
E24.1: MOTHER X DAUGHTER RECONCILIATION PART 1For this Mother’s Day, listen to HOL creator/host Rita reconcile the complicated relationship she has with her mother: Vilavanh Phetmixay! Throughout this episode, you will learn about the difficulty of…
#COVID19 Series, E1: Jennifer Xyooj on mask making + wellness practices from a public health lens
May 3 • 44 min
#COVID19 SERIES, E1: Jennifer Xyooj on mask making + wellness practices from a public health lensHOL would like to present to you the first episode of our #COVID19 series! In this series, we invite trusted friends/colleagues in a variety of different…
SZN 2 PROLOGUE
Apr 26 • 32 min
SZN 2 PROLOGUEEpisode flow: SZN 2 inspiration…SZN 2 themes to look forward to…SZN 2 relevance during COVID-19 pandemic…—————Please leave HOL a 5-star rating and a positive review to help this space flourish!!! KOP JAIII LAI DERRR P’NONG!!!…
E23: HOL SZN 1 Wrap-Up [on hardships and successes of szn 1 + reflection on healing and growth in the Lao diaspora]
Jan 26 • 65 min
season 1 summary, intergenerational family trauma, resilience, growth, reflection, lao diaspora
E22: Vilavanh Phetmixay (AKA “Mom”) on secretly eloping to the U.S. as an Isaan refugee + becoming a wife/mother + proving herself successful
Jan 12 • 75 min
maternal resilience, family loyalty, refugee mother, business woman, intergenerational strength, isaan refugee, mother-daughter
E21(PART 2): Kulap Vilaysack on exploring careers in entertainment + building boundaries w/family + cultivating healthier relationships
Dec 29, 2019 • 62 min
MEET HOL GUEST: KULAP VILAYSACKIn part two of episode 21 of HOL, Kulap dives deeper into her career in entertainment and Hollywood where she began in fashion/sales merchandise, then later transitioned to improv, comedy, acting, podcasting, writing,…
E21(PART 1): Kulap Vilaysack on creating Laos Angeles + tumultuous upbringing in Minnesota + healing in Los Angeles
Dec 29, 2019 • 60 min
MEET HOL GUEST: KULAP VILAYSACKIn part one of episode 21 of HOL, Kulap joins Rita for a conversation about how she created Laos Angeles, a community-based organization made up of the diaspora from Laos in Los Angeles and Orange County areas. Not only…
E20: #HealingTheHealer— Lee Mun Wah on confronting racism + life’s work as a master diversity trainer + reaching across the aisle
Dec 15, 2019 • 89 min
diversity, social justice, confronting racism, intergroup dialogue, storytelling, filmmaker
E19: Practice Tip— How to Explore Vegan (Lao) Food 101
Dec 10, 2019 • 17 min
lao food, vegan, veganism, vegan lao food, gratitude practice, environmental sustainability
E19: Sharon Daraphonhdeth on environmental justice and sustainability + creating access to vegan Lao food + grieving with community
Nov 30, 2019 • 64 min
food empowerment, environmental sustainability and justice, lao diaspora, mental health, vegan lao food
E18: Carole Chainon on Lao/tian identity development in Paris, France + augmented reality + practicing acceptance & gratitude
Nov 17, 2019 • 55 min
lao diaspora, augmented reality, refugee resilience, intergenerational healing, identity development
E17: Practice Tip—Simple Breathing + Activating Chakras Meditation
Nov 16, 2019 • 11 min
Listen to LinSun facilitate a simple breathing with intention and activating chakras meditation!!!Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and LinSun titled: E17: Linda “LinSun” Simthong on embodying great grandma’s spirit + educating youth…
E17: Linda “LinSun” Simthong on embodying great grandma’s spirit + educating youth of color in Belmont, NC + creating “School of Jai”
Nov 3, 2019 • 56 min
intergenerational trauma, cultural arts, lao, heritage, child of refugees, thai, embodied healing, spirituality, youth political education
E16: Practice Tip— Listen to a Poem: “Khao Mah” or “Come In” by Tony
Nov 1, 2019 • 6 min
Listen to Tony spit some bars thru his newly first public reading of his new poem called “Khao Mah” or “Come In” !!! Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Tony titled: E16: Tony Innouvong on being a conduit for Lao familial legacies…
E16: Tony Innouvong on being a conduit for Lao familial legacies + creating “Het Dee Dai Dee” brand + mom as inspiration
Oct 20, 2019 • 65 min
MEET HOL GUEST: TONY INNOUVONGIn episode 16 of HOL, Tony joins Rita for a conversation about being a conduit for Lao familial legacies through his tie business— from which he creates with Lao textiles call “sinh”. From there, Tony shares how his mom is…
E15: Practice Tip—Body Awareness
Oct 16, 2019 • 29 min
Suzette is a former classical ballet dancer, and was trained to understand the ways of the body and under strict tutelage from the age of 16, to practice yoga and Pilates as part of her daily schedule and has been so for over 40 years now. Suzette began…
E15: Suzette Gabriel-Schoebitz on growing up Lao/French/Norwegian + cultivating an empowered Lao community thru business mindsets
Oct 6, 2019 • 60 min
MEET HOL GUEST: SUZETTE GABRIEL-SCHOEBITZIn episode 15 of HOL, Suzette joins Rita for a conversation about learning about her Lao, French, and Norwegian roots. She has since developed a deep love and understanding for her roots in Laos, where she was…
E14: Practice Tip—aka “Tip of Joy” and Poetry Reading
Sep 30, 2019 • 9 min
Listen to Amarachi read poetry by two brilliant African American female poets, which has helped her become more grounded and closer to ancestors and to herself! Poetry References:Lucille Clifton: Won’t You Celebrate With MeMaya Angelou: Life Doesn’t…
E14: #HealingTheHealer— Amarachi Anakaraonye on becoming unapologetically Black/Nigerian American + embracing “otherness” + uplifting underrepresented voices thru podcasting
Sep 22, 2019 • 43 min
#HealingTheHealerMEET HOL GUEST: AMARACHI ANAKARAONYEIn episode 14 of HOL, Rita brings on close friend Amarachi Anakaraonye for another episode on the #HealingTheHealer series, which focuses on “how the healer, heals” by showing how Rita builds deep…
E13: Practice Tip—Calm, Clear, and Ready Meditation
Sep 16, 2019 • 8 min
Listen to Ova facilitate a meditative practice tip that allows you to ground yourself in being CALM + CLEAR + READY! Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Ova titled: E13: Ova Saopeng on refuge to Hawaii + first wave (1.5 gen) Lao Am…
E13: Ova Saopeng on refuge to Hawaii + first wave (1.5 gen) Lao Am movement work + processing grief & fatherhood
Sep 8, 2019 • 66 min
MEET HOL GUEST: OVA SAOPENGIn episode 13 of HOL, Ova joins Rita for a conversation about his family’s refuge to Hawaii post Secret War in Laos, identifying as 1.5 generation, enacting the first waves of Lao American movement work, processing grief…
E12: Tina Maharath on unraveling family secrets + navigating the Ohio State Senate as the first Lao & Asian American woman senator
Aug 25, 2019 • 57 min
ohio state senate, women in politics, refugee children, lao, intergenerational trauma, growth mindset
E11: Practice Tip—How to Have a Healthy Relationship with Social Media
Aug 19, 2019 • 14 min
social media manager, social media management, healthy relationship
E11: Dana Dang on early age independence + exploring Lao & Vietnamese identities + entrepreneurship & social media
Aug 12, 2019 • 71 min
MEET HOL GUEST: Dana DangIn episode 11 of HOL, Dana joins Rita for a conversation about her upbringing from Minnesota to Newport, California + gaining independence at an early age from childhood trauma/neglect + exploring both her Lao + Vietnamese…
E10: Practice Tip—Disconnect From Your Phone!
Aug 11, 2019 • 7 min
practice tip, meditative, disconnect from phone, self-care, energy management
E10: TinTin Vongphrachanh on family hxstory from Laos to Cuba to the U.S. + queer identity + dad’s love
Jul 29, 2019 • 71 min
vulnerability, storytelling, refugee resilience, intergenerational trauma, healing, lao, laotian, cuba, queer, qtpoc
E9: #HealingTheHealer— Nikita Gupta on the nuances of intergenerational trauma + psychosomatics, spiritual teachings and embodied healing
Jul 1, 2019 • 68 min
#HealingTheHealerMEET HOL GUEST: NIKITA GUPTAIn episode 9 of HOL, Rita brings on former UCLA supervisor and big sis, Nikita Gupta, for another episode on the #HealingTheHealer series! This episode focuses on “how the healer, heals” by showing how Rita…
E8: Practice Tip—Connecting w/Mother Nature
Jun 26, 2019 • 5 min
Listen to a short 1-min practice tip from Sydney Viengluang on calming anxiety!Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Sydney titled: E8: Sydney Viengluang on navigating Hollywood as a Lao American actor + remembering resilience in…
E8: Sydney Viengluang on navigating Hollywood as a Lao American actor + remembering resilience in maternal lineage
Jun 17, 2019 • 76 min
MEET HOL GUEST: Sydney ViengluangIn episode 8 of HOL, Sydney joins Rita for a conversation about her family’s story of escape from Laos to the U.S., growing up as a child of Lao refugees in Wichita, Kansas, her motivation to move to LA to pursue acting…
E7: Practice Tip—Gratitude Journaling
Jun 13, 2019 • 7 min
This week’s practice tip is gratitude journaling facilitated by Haylee Thikeo! For more on Haylee’s writing, personal blog, and poetry, you can click on this link! Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Haylee titled: E7: Haylee…
E7: Haylee Thikeo on writing as healing + navigating identity in Boston + the power of vulnerable storytelling
Jun 3, 2019 • 56 min
vulnerability, storytelling, refugee resilience, intergenerational trauma, healing, lao, laotian
E6: Latana Thaviseth on the importance of (higher) education + continuing family legacy of building community across Lao/Southeast Asian Americans
May 20, 2019 • 62 min
MEET HOL GUEST: Latana ThavisethIn episode 6 of HOL, Latana joins Rita for a conversation about her trajectory into higher education coming from a legacy of her own parents being Lao/Southeast Asian refugee community leaders. Latana emphasizes the…
E5: Practice Tip—Writing Tip by Binly
May 13, 2019 • 4 min
writing tip, refugee, resilience, embodiment, mental health, lao, laos, lao diaspora
E5: Binly Phounsiri on Becoming a Community Leader & “Big Brother” + Connecting Talents thru Music/Dance/Writing
May 6, 2019 • 81 min
MEET HOL GUEST: Krysada “Binly” Phounsiri⁣⁣In episode 5 of HOL, Binly joins host Rita for a conversation about his family’s immigration to the U.S. from Laos, overcoming gang violence in Southeast San Diego through skating, dancing, writing and…
E4: Practice Tip—How to Build Healthy Boundaries + Refer a Friend in Need
May 3, 2019 • 63 min
boundary setting, trauma, intergenerational, referral, crises, mental health, emotional health, resilience, friendships
E4: #HealingTheHealer— Wanda Pathomrit on healing as individual/personal + overcoming immigrant familial conflicts
Apr 22, 2019 • 73 min
immigrant, refugee, healing, survivor, domestic violence, trauma, self-care, resilience
E3: Practice Tip—Listen to a Poem: “Bloom” by Alina
Apr 18, 2019 • 8 min
Listen to a poem titled “Bloom” by Alina Amkhavong! This poem is about 4 minutes long and requires nothing but your presence and listening ear. Check out the corresponding conversation between Rita and Alina titled: E3: Alina Amkhavong on strong Lao…
E3: Alina Amkhavong on strong Lao womxn + creating the “Bless Her Hustle” brand + & working for LA Clippers
Apr 8, 2019 • 74 min
In episode 3 of HOL, Alina joins host Rita for a conversation about the strength of single mothers/parents, creating the brand name “Bless Her Hustle,” and how she landed her first job post-grad working with the Los Angeles Clippers Basketball team!
E2: Practice Tip—Music That Moves Your Soul by DJ Miss Joy
Apr 3, 2019 • 61 min
Listen to music mixed by DJ Miss Joy that moves your soul in motion!
E2: Joy Ngaosivath on falling in love with music + dancing + becoming one of Las Vegas’s top female DJs
Mar 25, 2019 • 54 min
In episode 1 of HOL, Joy aka “DJ Miss Joy” joins host Rita Phetmixay for a conversation about her journey of moving across 10 different states, transitioning between 20 different school systems, familial relationships, and how she landed her role to…
E1: Practice Tip—Kuang Si Waterfalls Guided Meditation
Mar 18, 2019 • 5 min
a guided meditation to support your relaxation and holistic wellbeing
E1: Saengthong Douangdara on Lao food as a catalyst for individual/collective empowerment + navigating counseling & fitness journey
Mar 11, 2019 • 53 min
MEET HOL GUEST: Saengthong DouangdaraIn episode 1 of HOL, Saengthong or “Saeng” joins host Rita Phetmixay for a conversation about using food as a catalyst for bringing communities together. They both dive deep into so many great topics about healing +…
E0: Practice Tip—deep breathing techniques
Mar 4, 2019 • 5 min
deep breathing practice tips
E0: Welcome to HOL! Experiences that shape this virtual space
Mar 4, 2019 • 39 min
Join Rita as she talks about the origins of HOL + experiences that shape the podcast + WHY THIS WHY NOW!
Healing Out Lao’d Podcast Trailer
Feb 16, 2019 • 8 min
Healing Out Lao’d Podcast Trailer—intro of what to expect for season 1!