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. 

 

How to drive from NY to LA in 5 days

betty ming liu Money, Travel 8 Comments

We were two women on our first cross-country road trip. We did it — we logged nearly 3,000 miles, just my daughter Gabi and me. The whole adventure felt so wildly American, spontaneous and independent. So here I am, with a blog post on how to drive from NY to LA in 5 days. Gabi mapped out a simple, direct …

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I am a human being, not a human doing

I am a human being, not a human doing

betty ming liu Inspiration 8 Comments

My busy life is getting on my nerves; I’m tired. I’m also ready to minimize distractions, which are a form of madness. So here’s what I’m thinking now: I am a human being, not a human doing. When I first heard this line, part of me screamed out, yessss!!! Even though some people consider this little saying a cliché, it …

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

betty ming liu Inspiration 12 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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