Hi there, I’m glad you’re here. Let me introduce myself, I’m Theresa. I’m a mother to two brilliant teenaged boys and a wife to my best friend, who happens to be an incredible husband. First, I’d like you to know that I’ve always found writing about myself such a huge task to accomplish as I always feel like I’m a victim of impostor syndrome, so let it be known that this about me page was tough to do. But ok, here we go.
On the surface, I’m a mom, a wife, an entrepreneur, real estate agent, philanthropist, digital content creator, and did I mention I can rock a DSLR camera with both eyes closed? I am a graduate of University, with a degree in Business, specializing in Marketing & Communications. However, with all these designations I carry, the way I work through life is “I just simply do.” Thus, I have my husband to thank for making these designations or accomplishments more apparent to me. How I learn and operate can be seen as unconventional by others, but I live to learn through these unconventional experiences. Once I go full throttle, I can be a dangerous gal with a “go-getter” mentality.
As strange as it may seem, the reasons why and how I do things make up the essence of who I am. I now realize that I can stop myself from being my own victim to this self-inflicted impostor syndrome by being aware that there is no norm and owning who I am. On top of my basic nature and temperaments, I also know how my narcissistic parents nurtured me, the environment that I was raised in, and my eastern and western culture conflicts all have a part in the building blocks of how I came to be. In some ways, I feel as though the hand that life dealt me from birth stunted my growth. In many other ways, I feel like I’m exactly where I need to be.
And there’s one more thing about me that I’d like with you, I am an empath, and I also have associative synesthesia. Those two little tidbits are something that I only discovered about myself in adulthood, and it’s something I find pretty incredible. These natural characteristics, viewed as “not normal” by my family, have gotten me into many painful memories growing up and resulted in so much conditioning and limiting beliefs that I carried into adulthood. I couldn’t align my mindset to who I naturally am. I was lost, confused, and miserable. But now, I see my greatest strength is within these natural characteristics.
I’m a big advocate of investing in yourself, whether that be with personal growth and education, fashion, beauty, skills, emotional health, you name it! But more importantly, I believe that to invest in yourself, you need to first know yourself. This is exactly why I decided to jump completely out of my comfort zone and create the Poised Community. Because along the narrow way that I’ve set out on, I realized that I’m not the only Asian child to endure the lack of nurturing that Asian parents give their children within the modern-day world. A quick surf on Reddit’s subcategories that has anything to do with Asian Parenting will show you that culture, mental health, traditional outdated beliefs, lack of education and the absence of emotional intelligence have a huge factor to do with the masses of Asian children suffering in emotional pain and struggling to get through life.
Poised mission is to eliminate trauma bonding, normalize mental health and encourage self-growth for mental clarity and emotional wellness while navigating the tiring constraints of Asian Parents. In doing so, our biggest goal is to put an end to generational trauma within this minority group.
However, on this site, you will find real and honest stories on my personal struggles, life lessons, and self-discoveries. I’ll also offer practical life advice through my own experiences and extensive research that I’ve done that have been scientifically proven.
Let’s bloom, friends. ♥️