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. 

 

Five ways to build my brand as the journalARTist™

betty ming liu Art, Money, Writing how-to's 10 Comments

Was that really me the other night? Me, lugging a big drawing pad to a packed lecture hall at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism! I was there for an advanced, sold-out social media training workshop — but not as the typical attendee. With my graphite pencils and pastels arranged on a side table, my mission was to make the …

Check out my latest abstract paintings :)

betty ming liu Art, Inspiration, Money 21 Comments

For me, nothing beats the wordless joy of globbing paint onto canvas. It’s all about the trance of letting go. Stop thinking. Do it. Overthinking kills spontaneity. Overthinking makes me miserable. Overthinking obstructs the truth. Overthinking is a bad habit ingrained by my control freak Chinese immigrant parents. Haha, you knew I’d work in that last point somehow. But seriously, …

How to become a model in Seventeen magazine, Part 3

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships 15 Comments

My daughter, now 17, is modeling right this minute in Seventeen magazine for the third time. She’s  17, in Seventeen…sweet!!! The experience taught both of us even more about how she can get out there to catch her own dreams. After all, never too young to learn persistance, patience, disappointment, failure — and the glory of  perseverance. More on that later. …

Do you think it’s possible to unplug?

betty ming liu Food, Relationships, Writing how-to's 11 Comments

The other night when my daughter Gabi and I were out to dinner, she scolded me for taking pictures of our food and instantly sharing them on social media. “This is the most anti-social meal I’ve ever had,” complained my 17-year-old. Since that moment, I’ve been rethinking the insanity of my life. After all, she had a good point. We …

Photos: Sistahood at the 2012 Women’s Media Center Awards Dinner

betty ming liu Inspiration, Money, Relationships, Writing how-to's 7 Comments

The really bad news is that women are appallingly underrepresented in the media industry. The good news? Women are doing something about it — and having a good time in the process. The 2012 Women’s Media Center Awards was a marvelously glam networking event and here are some photos to prove it. Held on Nov. 13 at the lovely Gustavino’s …

Inspiration for the Day

betty ming liu Inspiration 7 Comments

I know I’m serving up a good one in this post because it poses The Most Important Question Of The Day. The topic first surfaced for me last month during an appointment with my rolfer. You all remember my rolfer, Cathy Allen. She is a bodyworking genius at digging into muscle knots and bringing elasticity back to flesh points that have …