free writing workbook
Free workbook: What’s your next step?

If you’ve got decisions to make, your own words might offer the best advice. Your words are a source of power, insight and confidence for your badass self. My free, nine-page writing workbook can help you see yourself in a fresh, creative light. Even reading through the pages might spark new ideas. For sure, you can avoid the mistakes that wrecked me — until writing saved my life. 

 

Happy 100th birthday: I love you Mom, thorns and all

betty ming liu Inspiration 4 Comments

Dear Mom, I used to hate roses because they reminded me of you: beautiful, with dangerous thorns. But when I planted your favorite flower on your 100th birthday, you sent me a sign. Now, I embrace you completely, Mother Dear. I love you, Mom, thorns and all. If you were still alive, you would’ve adored shopping for rose bushes at …

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Gotta get outta the house

Time to get outta the house — a hello from L.A.

betty ming liu Inspiration, Travel 4 Comments

Somehow, my daughter and I pulled together a last-minute cross-country road trip, from New York to Los Angeles. Coast-to-coast. It was time to get outta the house! I’m grateful that the drive went well — it’s just one of many gratitudes on my list right now. As you know, I’m big on being thankful. In fact, I find that daily …

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How do you love?

Five languages of love can help relationship problems

betty ming liu Relationships 4 Comments

Never heard of the five love languages? Me neither. At least, not until recently. But now that I know the concept, it’s been such a handy tool for figuring out how to get more love in my life. The five languages of love can help relationship problems, too. Defining the five languages When it comes to the best love language, …

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Dads never really die

Dads never really die

betty ming liu Inspiration 10 Comments

When I was 19, my 70-year-old dad passed on from this world. But since I believe that dads never really die, my relationship with him keeps growing. And we’re finally in a very good place. This is huge. After all, I spent decades wrapped in outrage, venting about the tyrant who scarred me forever. Now, I look at my faded …

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Asia Society: Innovation Through Inclusion

Top 10 issues for Asian Americans in the workplace

betty ming liu Money, Relationships, Writing how-to's 2 Comments

There’s a new survey out about being of Asian or Pacific heritage in the American workplace. And people, it’s stressful. But the good news is that we’re talking more about the pressures, and looking for ways to deal with the top 10 issues for Asian Americans in the workplace. The latest findings were commissioned by Asia Society, the Park Avenue-based …

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Daughter graduates from college

Being the mother of a college graduate

betty ming liu Inspiration, Money 12 Comments

Here’s my big news: I’ve become the proud mother of a college graduate! And I’m also sort of speechless. Wow. What do I do now? During these past four years. I watched Gabi explore her passions, purpose and power. It was hard for me to let her make her own choices (but I learned). She graduated with honors, too — …

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