Hello and welcome to Chi Being Chi!  

Chi at home in Northern California

What might life look like if we focused on making moments and memories that matter, rather than “keeping up with Joneses”? 

If you’re ready to fully live a life of joy and meaning, you’re in exactly the right place.

As a writer, I love sharing stories and lessons I’ve learned from my life – from my experience as a refugee, to debt-free living and minimalism, to mindful living and travel – in order to help you make the most of your beautiful life.

If you’re looking for extra support and encouragement on your journey, I invite you to join our community and read an excerpt and 5-star reviews of my memoir, TigerFish on Amazon.  As part of the Chi Being Chi community, you’ll also receive special articles and tips on topics related to minimalism, mindful living, and the refugee experience.

There’s so much more to life than the “stuff” that often consumes us. There are so many moments to enjoy, so many experiences to treasure.

I’m grateful that you’ve found your way to this page and that our stories have now intertwined.  I look forward to sharing our inspiring journeys and writing some extraordinary new chapters together!

With heartfelt gratitude! 



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