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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. 

 

Forget Amy Chua. Bigger fish to stir-fry: 4 ways I’ve been conned by Confucius.

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships 86 Comments

On Saturday, I blogged about “Parents like Amy Chua are the reason Asian Americans like me are in therapy.” Other bloggers had a lot to say about the topic too. Taken as a whole, the collective reaction was a chilling, community-wide scream over an issue so deep that it’s practically genetic. For me, the scope and depth of what’s being …

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Parents like Amy Chua are the reason why Asian-Americans like me are in therapy

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships 421 Comments

All day long, people have been telling me about an article headlined: “Why Chinese Mothers Are Superior.” And I’ve had enough! I’m posting my reaction so that I don’t have to keep talking about it. Getting to the point: the piece is crap. But its writer, Yale Law School Professor Amy Chua, is also a marketing genius. Let me explain…. …

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Making Chinese dumplings with Kian Lam Kho at the Institute of Culinary Education

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Last night, I got out of my kitchen to take my first real cooking class. After years of teaching Asian cooking classes to kids, I finally got a chance to play with food myself! What a great learning experience. The four-hour, $120 workshop was called “Discovering Dumplings.” It was held at the Institute of Culinary Education on W. 23rd Street …

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A Chinese herbal medicine diet that’s good for the health and skin conditions

betty ming liu Health 16 Comments

This summer, I turned 54. Whoa, how did I get that old????! The funny thing is, most people are surprised to hear that I’m over 40. And on those rare, exceptionally good days when I’m really working it, I even pretend that I’m 39 — haha. It’s actually taken me nearly two decades to come up with a regimen that …

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How and where to eat Vietnamese food

betty ming liu Food 4 Comments

Thai Son is a great place to eat authentic Vietnamese food in Chinatown. My cousins, who are from Vietnam took me there and showed me all the ways to wrap, roll and chew on this tasty cuisine. It’s one of the few places they’ll go to when they’re not in the mood to do their own cooking.

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