Developing a Life-long Devotion to Nurturing Others with Dr. Karen Lee


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Chiropractor, cookbook author, food blogger and healthy living proponent, Dr. Karen Lee, joins Yuiliana today to share her story of how she navigated being a child immigrant in a new country and having to take on the responsibility of caring for her brothers at a young age. This caring nature, developed over the years, helped form Dr. Karen’s love of caring for people which manifested itself through the work to which she has devoted her life.

Dr. Karen begins the conversation by delving into the event that redirected the course of her life - immigrating as a young child – and describing the events that followed after her father left Korea for America to seek out a better life for his family. The burden of caring for the family fell to Dr. Karen and her mom and, she, being the eldest, had to care for her brothers. She describes arriving in America and feeling out of place as she couldn’t understand the new language., discusses navigating different careers - from real estate to getting an MBA degree to chiropractic care to food blogging and writing cookbooks. The episode concludes with Dr, Karen sharing the song that resonates with her life - classical music to strike a balance and spark the hope and courage she clearly possesses. Truly one who has made the care and nurturing of others a priority from a young age, Dr. Karen recounts her noble and inspirational life story here today – rendering this yet another ‘must listen’ episode of the Phoenix Tales podcast.

Episode Highlights:

- The challenging event that redirected the course of Dr. Karen’s life

- Taking the reins of caring for her family at a young age

- Arriving in America with high expectations

- Feeling out of place in a new country

- Navigating different careers

- Getting into food blogging

- The one song that describes Dr. Karen’s life


“Korea has one of the highest suicide rates for young people because it's so gruesome.”

“I had this duty of a head of the household at a young age.”

“I blacked out for like two months. And I didn't have a life, basically, because I really don't remember what people said to me, because I didn't understand it.”

“I really felt like I'm in the wrong country, or I'm in somebody else's home. I'm not part of this country. And feeling like I'm going to go home. ”

“It pulled me out of that fantasy that everything is perfect.”

“I always felt like family was everything. So I had to do my part.”

“I really enjoyed taking care of people, and I think I was meant to take care of people. ”


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