Victor Ung

EQ Writer and Coach, guiding those who want to understand what their emotions mean and how to use them to build bigger lives

http://victorung.com
For so long, I felt like I've been asleep. My memories seemed to be broken, constantly playing on a loop because I was doing the same thing, over and over again. But the worst part was, it was emotionless. Everyone around me, including the mainstream media in American society, stigmatized emotional and mental health. People wanted to stay positive and above the surface level. No one wanted to dive into the deep, dark ocean, afraid of what we might find. Any time we expressed how we felt, we would be told to "man up," "don't be so sensitive," "don't be a downer," or worse, our trust, credibility, or respect would be lost because we "let our emotions get in the way." So I've been shutting it down this whole time, sleeping. Well, now I'm awake and I now know that our emotions are always going to be there, we can't avoid them. But we can learn how to respond to them. I am here documenting this journey to free myself and my emotions, no matter how "down" they might be. It's time I learn to live with authenticity, not just positivity.
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Don’t Just Follow Your Heart, Lead Your Heart

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Why Should We Care About Emotional Intelligence?

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I’m a Man That Cries (and That’s Okay)

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The Year I Realized That I Know Nothing

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An Open Letter to Technology

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You Don’t Fear Judgment of Others, You Fear Your Own

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Authenticity, Not Just Positivity

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You’re Going to Live More Than One Life

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Why You Might Need an Emotionally Intelligent Partner

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6 Books for Those Who Value Intelligence

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Stop Helping Everyone

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I’ve Been Trying so Hard to be Someone That I Forgot to be Myself

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The Negative Emotion Typology: Disarm Negativity By Defining It

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Echo in a Bubble: Why We Struggle Processing Our Own Emotions

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How Your Need For Comfort May Actually Be Causing Your Anxiety

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Ikigai: Discover Your Reason For Being

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Flipping On My Perspectives | Why I Started Writing

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My Struggle as an Emotional Man (and as an Asian American)

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