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. 

 

In praise of the suburbs, or, why I’m never moving back to NYC

betty ming liu Food, Inspiration, Relationships 6 Comments

I never thought I’d lived to see the day when anyone would call my life in the suburbs a hot trend. But that’s what The New York Times is saying, so it must be true: Hastings-on-Hudson, which is where I’ve lived for 13 years, is featured in an article entitled “Creating Hipsturbia.” Loved the story! In fact, I ripped it …

5 ways to embrace the Year of the Snake

betty ming liu Inspiration 11 Comments

As we slither into the Year of the Snake, I have been dragged against my will into its call for reflection. The most enigmatic creature of the Chinese zodiac is all about carefully contemplating solutions — and I have found one. For me, the challenge ahead is simple: I can NOT give in to inertia. I really didn’t want to …

Giving thanks: you helped my kid’s video to win!

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships, Travel 16 Comments

Back in September, I asked for your help in “liking” and watching a video that my daughter Gabi made about her summer camp trip to Tanzania. Guess what — she won! The photo here is of us at JFK International Airport on that July afternoon when she set out for that adventure. The journey changed her from a somewhat spoiled …

Surviving the first winter snow storm

betty ming liu Inspiration 5 Comments

It’s always something…last night we camped out in the living room. Our worry was that high winds from an oncoming  oncoming snow storm would knock a neighbor’s tree onto our roof and crush us in our upstairs bedrooms. I spent yesterday afternoon exhausting myself over this issue. After all, tens of thousands of people in the region still have no …