Human Up

16 EpisodesProduced by Victor Ung

An emotionally-stunted dude's exploration of what it means to be emotionally intelligent. Raised between Asian and American culture, and in the tech world, where mental and emotional health was not prioritized enough, this nerd aims to demystify what it means to not only be a man, but a human. As so… read more

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

June 17th, 2019


I guess you could say I’ve had an epiphany, or an ‘aha’ moment in learning to accept myself.

I’ve realized that all throughout my life, I was always …

Where Are the Men of Color in the Wellness Industry? (with Mike Sagun)

June 10th, 2019


Growing up, prioritizing my mental health was not something I explored with anyone. Our family rarely addressed our emotions. Sh*t would happen and …

How Emotional Intelligence Provides Space for Genuine Attraction with Ed Baxter

June 3rd, 2019


After embarking on this journey to improve my own emotional intelligence, I’ve found that the lack thereof not only resulted in stagnation within my …

A Clarity Coaching Session with William Kelley

May 20th, 2019


When we lack direction and purpose, we lose all meaning in what we do and why we do it. Without our own sense of direction, we’re also that much more susceptible to other people’s influence. Finding clarity in how you …

You Don't Have to Do It Alone

May 8th, 2019


Have you've heard of the Lone Wolf mentality?

Being the oldest of the first-generation of kids from an immigrant family, I took on a lot of the …

(1 year later) An Update On My Quarter-life Crisis

April 30th, 2019


A year ago, I uploaded a video proclaiming that I am going through my own quarter-life crisis. Since then I've connected with so many others going through something similar of their own and learning so much about …

What They Didn't Tell You About Happiness

April 22nd, 2019


Have you heard of the happiness equation? 

Happiness = reality - expectations.

My logical mind loved this simple formula to follow in order to be …

Over-doing vs Over-thinking

April 17th, 2019


When we find ourselves stuck in life it's usually because we either have been doing too much without thought, finding ourselves all of a sudden somewhere we don't like to be, or because we keep going in circles …

Find Direction by Slowing Down

April 8th, 2019


Slow down for a minute.

There's a rush that so many of us feel like we have to chase. It's face-paced and we praise it. We have to get somewhere as fast as possible, get promoted in the shortest number of years, find …

What Do You Love?

April 1st, 2019


I found this song, "What Do You Love" by Seeb ft Jacob Banks, and it was one of those moments where the lyrics feel like they're speaking right to you.

It made me think about, what it is I do love, which helped me feel …

Using the Negative Emotion Typology (with friends!)

March 25th, 2019


One of my good friends decided he was tired of being angry at his coworker for no reason and took it upon himself to figure out why. He literally …

The First Step to Increasing Emotional Intelligence

March 19th, 2019


Being the emotional beings we are, it's impossible to absolutely control what we feel, but we do have some control over how we emote them. The first …

So This is a Quarter Life Crisis Huh?

March 11th, 2019


I never thought I would get to this point. Everything seemed fine, was going great, I genuinely enjoyed what I was doing with my life. 

But something …

I'm Tired of Holding Myself Back

March 4th, 2019


Whether we know it or not, our environments have a huge impact on ourselves, but the less believed perspective is that we have a huge impact on our environments as well. It sounds like common sense, but it's not common …

Why Human Up?

February 25th, 2019


As a kid, I was told to "man up" many times. I heard people say this to the boys around me, sometimes even some girls. As innocent as their …

What Emotional Intelligence Means to Me

February 25th, 2019


I talk about my journey in learning to become more emotionally intelligent after growing up in environments that didn't give me the safe space to express my thoughts and emotions. I didn't develop enough confidence in …

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