Letter from my inner child shows me the way

betty ming liu Inspiration 6 Comments

Dear Betty, Thank you for the letter you wrote to me, your inner child. Of course, I want to take your hand and bust out of your Inner Darkness. But for us to truly journey together as one, we need to set a few things straight. First of all, I’m sorry about the breakup. For the past six weeks, you’ve …

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Baby Betty

Letter to my inner child

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships 12 Comments

Hello, Little Betty. We meet at last. Even though you’ve been with me forever, this is our first real conversation. Honestly, I had NO IDEA we could talk. I thought my survival depended on shutting you out. My denial kept you locked up and locked down. But now, I’m ready to bring you home. Your days of hiding are over, …

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Chinese translation of Black Lives Matter issues for Chinese moms & dads #BLM

betty ming liu Relationships 3 Comments

Some of you might remember my blog post about Black Lives Matter. A lot of you shared this open letter pleading with Chinese American moms to stand with Black moms. But many of you also asked for a Chinese translation. And here it is. At first, the request threw me because I only write in English. But the urgency of this …

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teen girls

How to talk to your teen about her clothes & save your relationship

betty ming liu Relationships 8 Comments

My friend emailed me, desperate. Her first-born child, 13, stormed off to school in short-shorts and a teeny tank top. This, after a huge mother-daughter fight over inappropriate clothes. My friend wanted advice. I was stumped. But when I turned to Facebook friends for help, they responded with inspiring insights that I wish were available when my own daughter was …

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Cutting back on sugar is sexy

betty ming liu Food, Health 13 Comments

My struggle to live sugar-free made me a no-fun frump. At least, until recently.  I’m starting to see young and sexy millennials waking up to sugar danger. To quote them: Yassss! Imagine what could happen if America’s largest living generation truly reduces its sugar intake. Finally, our consumer culture might start eating, drinking and partying in healthier ways. At the moment, …

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