Mia Park is powered by hope and engagement. As a Chicago based multidisciplinary artist, Mia shares her passion for discovery through acting, teaching yoga, writing, playing music, producing events, and volunteering. She is fiercely herself and takes every opportunity to live and experience.
In this episode, we explore Mia’s incredible ancestral story of escaping North Korea, the challenges and joys of acting — being Nurse Beth on the show Chicago Med, the lessons of the self in teaching prenatal yoga in jails, and how women can explore their relationship to being a leader.
This episode is followed by a meditation recorded by Mia Park.
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Show Notes & Timestamps
2:44 Opening — Happy New Year
4:00 Ending the Year Episode
4:23 Experiencing With More Ease
5:45 Introducing Mia Park
7:50 What Are You Not?
9:30 What's Your Story? How Did You Get Here?
10:32 Mia — Always Driven by Hope
11:52 Where Is Mia From — Family and Childhood Trauma?
13:01 Escaping With Creativity
13:36 Growing Up Around Church and a White Bearded Man as a Savior
15:59 Rebellion and Longing for Spirituality
16:27 On Drugs and Moving to Korea Moving Around the World
18:29 I Am Lucky but I Am Also Super Driven
19:59 Mia’s Ancestry Story and Her Real Life
21:02 Japan, Korea, Nagasaki, and the Atomic Bomb
22:48 Starting a New Life in South Korea
23:25 Mother Born and Raised in North Korea and the Escape
24:06 Korean War
25:12 No Coincidences
28:28 Let's Not Talk About It (Elderly Dismiss the Conversation)
29:48 How Does Knowing Your Story Affect You?
30:29 Creative With Resources / Wrapping Gifts With Rice Gift
31:56 Eating Money for Storage and Survival
35:47 The Americans
36:31 Working on Sensitivity in Material Arts
37:58 Ancestry Survivor Sense Is Coming Out of the System / Abuse of Mia’s Body
39:51 The Abuse Tied to the Female Lineage
40:27 Listening to What Little Mia Needs
42:24 Connecting Hip Pain and Surgeries to the Ancestry
45:16 What's It Like to Teach Yoga in Jails?
47:17 What's the Lesson With Nurse Beth (Character of Tv Show)?
50:52 How Can Women Step Into Their Own Leadership?