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About Yong Kang Chan
Doing more and achieving more don't always make you happy. When you have low self-esteem and a critical voice in your head, it's tough to enjoy your life in peace. Reaching your goals is important, but you have to enjoy the process too.
In his books, Yong Kang provides insights on self-compassion and mindfulness to help you be kinder to yourself and transcend your suffering. Unlike other psychology and spiritual books, his content is easy to understand. He uses simple, modern examples in life to explain complex concepts and ideas. You can learn the teachings in his books without any technical or scientific knowledge.
Best known as "Nerdy Creator" online, Yong Kang is both analytical and creative. If someone like him can overcome depression and his noisy mind, you can do it too.
Learn how you can live a peaceful life by checking out his books below.
Or visit his website www.nerdycreator.com for more.
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Didn’t get the love you desire from your parents? Still craving for their approval?
From young, we try to impress our parents and make them happy. We behave ourselves and stay out of trouble. We study and work hard to make our parents proud.
We did everything we can to please our parents but yet it’s never enough. They still treat us the same.
Why is it so difficult to get our parents to love us?
Children long for their parents love. They want to be loved and accepted for who they are. But wait a minute... we are adults now. We are no longer children. Why are we still craving for our parents’ approval?
No matter how old you are, whenever you are with parents, you automatically become a kid again and your parents will play their roles. Your relationship with your parents often stays the same.
Since you can’t change your parents, the only way to improve your relationship with your parents is to change yourself.
Be Your Own Parent
If you are constantly longing for love from someone else such as your parents, partner, or friends, you might want to revisit your childhood.
As children, we didn’t receive the love we desire from our parents. So we are still seeking someone to fulfill this void in us.
The truth is we have the capacity to love ourselves. We don’t have to wait for someone else to give us the affirmations and validations we need. Changing your parents or hoping they will treat you differently will only leave you disappointed, frustrated, and hurt.
Download — Parent Yourself Again: Love Yourself the Way You Have Always Wanted to Be Loved
The purpose of this book is to help you learn how to love yourself and be your own parent. What your parents failed to do for you in the past, you can do it for yourself now.
In this book, you’ll learn:
The dynamics of a parent-child relationship
How your childhood might have affected your adult life
Why is it difficult to change your parents
How to grow your inner parent
How to heal your inner child and take care of its needs
The different protective mechanisms you have adopted subconsciously that prevent you from loving yourself
Parent Yourself Again is a simple book for self-reflection and self-exploration. If you want a better relationship with yourself and your parents, read this book.
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Struggling with low self-esteem? Still feeling inferior, unworthy and not good enough despite all your effort to change?
On the surface, we should be happy. We have all the things we need — a decent job, a stable income, and great friends. We have improved our self-confidence. We thought that we had overcome our low self-esteem issues.
But yet, deep down inside, nothing has changed — we still feel inferior to others. Why is this so?
Why don’t we love ourselves?
The truth is we have been solving the wrong problem. We thought that by being more successful and confident, we will feel good about ourselves. But low self-esteem is a perception problem, it has nothing to do with our success or confidence. You can be wealthy, beautiful, or well liked by others and still don’t feel good about yourself. You will understand more about this in Empty Your Cup.
Download — Empty Your Cup: Why We Have Low Self-Esteem and How Mindfulness Can Help
The purpose of this book is to help you empty everything you believe about yourself and reconnect with your spiritual self. Throughout this book, the cup is used as an analogy for the mind.
- The causes and impacts of low self-esteem
- How beliefs are formed
- 6 reasons why changing negative beliefs into positive beliefs is not entirely effective
- What mindfulness is
- The differences between the spirit and the mind
- What spiritual awakening feels like and ways to stay awake
- How mindfulness can help you love yourself
Empty Your Cup is a simple book that isn’t technical at all. You don’t need any prior psychology or spirituality knowledge to understand the teachings in this book.
So are you ready to let go of everything you believe about yourself and learn to love yourself again?
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Do you feel lonely even when you are with people?
When we are alone and isolated, many of us think we will feel better once we surround ourselves with friends, family, or a romantic partner.
We are constantly looking for someone else to complete us, accompany us, and give us love and attention. But instead of feeling less lonely, we often end up feeling empty and disappointed.
Something always seems to be missing from our relationships.
We want a deep, meaningful connection with others. However, our relationships usually don’t live up to our expectations. People don’t seem to get us or we don’t seem to fit in with others. Even those of us who are married or in a love relationship, we still feel separate and emotionally disconnected from our partners from time to time. Why is this so?
Download — Reconnect to Love: A Journey From Loneliness to Deep Connection
The truth is loneliness is not due to a lack of external connection. It’s a result of internal disconnection. When we feel lonely, we have lost our alignment with the love and abundance within. Instead, we are focusing on what’s missing and lacking in our relationships.
This book is not about getting rid of loneliness or building better relationships with others. The purpose of this book is about reconnecting to the love that is always available to us from within whenever we feel lonely. By clearing the psychological obstacles that prevent us from feeling connected to others in the first place, we naturally become more spiritually connected with the world and others.
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Feeling miserable with your job, but can’t bring yourself to quit?
Deep down inside, you know that your current job doesn’t fit you. Every morning, you felt drained and unmotivated to go to work. Every night, you couldn’t sleep because you kept thinking about the problems you have to face the next day.
Difficult co-workers and management, negative work environment, meaningless tasks, long working hours, and tight deadlines. Your unfulfilling job is making you feel depressed and killing your soul slowly day by day.
But yet, you can’t leave your position. What is stopping you from taking action?
You want to quit your job, but you are afraid of losing your financial security. What is you cannot find another job? What if you pick another career that is as bad as or even worse than your current one?
How about the people close to you? You don’t want to let your parents down as they have high expectations for you. You feel guilty about leaving your colleagues to take over your workload.
You also don’t want to be perceived as a quitter or someone who gives up easily whenever they face a problem.
So you feel stuck and trapped in your job and don’t know what to do.
Download — Fearless Passion: Find the Courage to Do What You Love.
The purpose of this book is to inspire you to do what you love and not let fear hold you back.
Fearless Passion will help you to:
Uncover hidden fears that are holding you back
Change your perspective and overcome your fear
Break free from the job you hate
Make a smooth career or job change
Identify what you love to do
Build skills for your next job by using your passion
Whether you are changing a new job, changing a new career or starting your own business, Fearless Passion will help you get started and remove your self-doubt.
So don’t let your fear stop you from doing the work that you love.
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Can’t stop your critical thoughts? With mindfulness, you have critical thoughts… without the suffering.
From an early age, many of us have this critical voice in our head which we called the inner critic. It’s the voice that tells us:
You are not good enough.
You will never amount to anything.
You are a bad person.
You don’t deserve love.
No one loves you.
You can’t do it.
We have tried many different exercises and techniques to get rid of it, but nothing works. These intrusive thoughts keep popping up whenever they want. And makes us feel frustrated!
Instead of overcoming our self-criticism, we end up making the inner critic our enemy and blame ourselves for having such self-loathing thoughts. Some of us even believe that beating ourselves up is good for us and keeps our behaviors in check.
Have you tried to stop your negative thoughts?
How is that working for you?
Self-criticism isn’t the problem. Our resistance to it is.
The truth is we can’t control most of our thoughts. Our unhealthy, habitual ways of thinking are the result of past conditioning, and they have become a part of our protective mechanism. It’s not easy to change this system overnight.
Instead of fixing and resisting our thoughts, we can change our unconscious reactions to those judgments. Our inner critic might be unkind to us, but that doesn’t mean we have to believe everything it says.
The reason why we continue to feel hurt by our negative self-talk is not that the words are hurtful. It’s because we are quick to believe that these harsh criticisms about us are true!
Download — The Disbelief Habit: How to Use Doubt to Make Peace with Your Inner Critic
The purpose of this book is to help you be more aware and skeptical of your self-loathing thoughts.
In this book, you’ll learn:
Why you shouldn’t take your thoughts too seriously
Why your mind is so critical and hard on you
What are the four common reactions to self-criticism and how to react to your critical thoughts
What is and what isn’t disbelieving
5 examples of how to separate the truth from the fiction
How to notice your unconscious reaction
How to identify the message that your inner critic is conveying
How to make doubting your new habit
The Disbelief Habit provides you the steps to practice mindfulness and make peace with your mind. Just test it out and experience the change for yourself.
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What if depression is a gift and not suffering? Are you stuck with a painful experience and can't let go?
At the age of 31, Yong Kang Chan was left with no job, no income and most important of all, no identity. He thought having a job in an animation studio would lead him to the right career path. But an unexpected turn of shocking events led him to depression.
Those two months of darkness was scary. He couldn't cope with the emotional pain and even contemplated dying. However, he soon realized depression was a spiritual gift and embraced it. He believed he had depression for a reason.
“I experienced depression so I could write about it and share the lessons I learned.”
Depression had taught him important lessons about being a highly sensitive person (HSP). While overcoming depression, he learned how to:
- Let go of the past and emotional pain
- Embrace all feelings
- Reconcile between anger and empathy
- Deal with anger
- Love and accept oneself
- Trust one’s intuition
- Acknowledge shame and be vulnerable
- Let go of wanting approval
Above all, Yong Kang found his identity as a writer.
The best way to accept a gift is to accept and be thankful. Are you ready to accept this gift?