Helen Yee, B.A., LMT
Chief Financial Officer and AIAM Co-Owner
I Belong Here
Living the Life I was Born for in America
Written with candor and aplomb, I BELONG HERE follows Yee’s journey from a cloistered Chinese childhood into mainstream 1960s midwestern America, navigating between dual cultures and revealing events that cause her to reimagine traditional concepts of family. Yee courageously pursues her own version of love and romance while training for the Olympic Taekwondo Team and discovers the destiny-changing power of massage and acupuncture and a future calling.
"Helen Yee exemplifies what it means to be a resilient immigrant. In her book, I Belong Here, she shares her life's experiences that have led to her success. Her secret? You will have to read the book! It is full of wisdom and insight that will help you succeed as well. I Belong Here is a story you can read over and over again - I did!"
~Joy Lagunzad Kouns Lewis, PhD, SPHR, SHRM-SPC, RCC Executive Director, Asian American Commerce Group
Praise & Reviews
"I am not surprised the inimitable force of nature that is Helen Ye took our sequestered pandemic time to gather her thoughts and experiences to write this inspiring memoir. . thanks for being and sharing yourself."
~Maryellen O'Shaughnessy, Funeral Director and Franklin County Ohio Elected Official
"Despite the cultural dislocation from her Chinese heritage, Helen's journey provides interesting insights into the influence of her grandfather's traditional beliefs and inner wisdom, which she inherited. Told with heart, candor, and good humor, I Belong Here is a gift of knowledge gained and lessons learned throughout a rich and colorful life lived with a big heart and arms wide open."
~Gail Carnes, Chair, Crafts Council of the Northern Territory, Australia
About Helen Yee, B.A., LMT
Helen Co-Founded The American Institute of Alternative Medicine in 1990. The school offers accredited programs in acupuncture, massage therapy, and nursing, as well as a student and professional clinic. She also teaches Tai Chi and Qi Gong at AIAM, and at various martial arts camps and seminars in the US and abroad. She holds many leadership positions for a diverse set of organizations.