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. 

 

Dads never really die

Dads never really die

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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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Daughter graduates from college

Being the mother of a college graduate

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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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Coach Diversity Institute president Towanna Freeman & senior vp Gloria S. Chan

Why I’m becoming a professional coach

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This weekend, I’m in Arlington, Va. for life coach training, yay! Taking on this new role pulls together all the skills from my life journey. I only realized I was looking for coaching — when I found it. That’s why I’m becoming a professional coach.  :) The world of sports has always had coaches. But when I was young(er), other types …

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Maxine Hong Kingston & me

Writing tips from Maxine Hong Kingston

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Forty years ago, she wrote “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts.” The book was a breakthrough bestseller about growing up in a dysfunctional Chinese immigrant family. Today, it’s an American classic. And now, here I was, actually chatting and getting writing tips from Maxine Hong Kingston. Maybe you’ve heard of Maxine’s woman warrior. In ancient China, she …

Daily gratitude makes every day worth living

Daily gratitude makes every single day worth living

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Five years ago, I lacked confidence. I didn’t trust my creativity. So I decided to practice gratitude. My thinking and feelings started changing in surprising ways. Today, daily gratitude makes every single day worth living. Gratitude showed me how to exercise flabby mental and emotional muscles. Over time, muscle memory added up to a new outlook. Everything happened very gradually, …

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meditate now

If you want to feel better, meditate now

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I used to be scared of meditating. What if I tried it and nothing happened? Then I’d feel like a spiritual failure. But then, I learned that meditating is as natural as breathing. That’s why I meditate now. And life is better for it. Now, I breathe. When I’m in the grip of overthinking, I breathe to help myself. Paralyzing pressure …

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