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. 

 

5 ways I’m losing weight as a healthy lifestyle

betty ming liu Food, Health, Money 20 Comments

Over the past six months, I gained 10 pounds — the same 10 pounds I lose and gain every few years. Big sigh. I’m SO TIRED of this cycle — and I think I’m finally ready to break it. The motivating factor is a recent conversation with my 19-year-old daughter. I was enjoying a tasty snack, can’t remember what it …

Off-Broadway: 10 reasons to see “Kung Fu”

betty ming liu Art, Inspiration 11 Comments

Hurry — don’t  miss “Kung Fu,” a new play about the late, great superstar Bruce Lee. This colorful Off-Broadway production has actors and sets that are constantly in motion. In two hours and 15 minutes of dancing, martial arts and Chinese opera, we cover the 1940s to 1971 as we travel across Seattle, Hong Kong, Los Angeles and India. Bruce …

How to buy running shoes

betty ming liu Health 11 Comments

As a non-runner, shopping for new running shoes was a chance to explore a world I didn’t know existed. I highly recommend the experience as a way to get on a happy, comfortable track for both exercise and relaxation. Running isn’t my thing because of painful shin splints. Even a jog would cause those nasty hairline fractures in my lower leg bones. …

Why you need Evernote

Why you need Evernote

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If you’re overwhelmed by clutter created by paper, word documents and too many email reminders to yourself, take heart. As a busy reporter, I’ve reorganized my note-taking with a website called Evernote. You can get it free — but the paid versions offer more storage space and useful tools. Evernote.com keeps all my stuff on a cloud, which means it’s stored …

3 ways to stretch your dollars at Mohonk Mountain House

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I can hardly believe that I just spent $1,129.16 for a one-night, mother-daughter getaway to a top-rated spa. No regrets! In fact, if I’ve got a glow, it’s probably due to the benefits of quality bonding time with my kid, the facial — and a chance to splurge like it’s 2003 again. But seriously, our trip offered very good value …

How to do yoga online — with my YouTube video

betty ming liu Health 12 Comments

Pssst, there’s a great yoga studio offering unlimited classes any time, anywhere you want….for just $18 a month. For further meditation, I’ve made you a video about this place… YogaGlo.com is the studio that has changed my life. This Santa Monica-based operation posts fresh classes almost daily, with more than 1,000 videos to chose from on its gorgeous, user-friendly website. …