Summer and…romance!

betty ming liu Relationships 29 Comments

I haven’t posted for a while because I’ve been settling into a new relationship. This is especially tricky for bloggers. After all, we’re wired to share — and overshare. It’s a tendency that could bewilder any blogger’s beau, haha! So taking a break seemed like the right thing to do. But I’ve also hesitated to write about us for another …

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Scenes from my summer

betty ming liu Art, Money 20 Comments

I almost didn’t write this post because I’m so, so tired! But blogging is about being in the messiness of the moment. So here’s the latest on my book, which is the door to the next dimension of a creative life. All this is happening just in time for my 57th birthday… Last Tuesday, I packed my daughter off to …

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Why I’m unplugging for the next two weeks

betty ming liu Health, Inspiration, Relationships 6 Comments

Who needs Santa? I am here to deliver a huge gift to myself — and you. From now through Jan. 7th, I am shutting down my social media and pretty much getting off the Internet. The goal is to detox and return to you fresher and more relevant than ever. For those of you who already live an unplugged life, …

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Travel with dogs!

betty ming liu Relationships, Travel 12 Comments

It’s almost the end of August, which only means one thing…time to start planning summer 2013! And next year, I’m open to a new option: How about a getaway or road trip that includes Rosebud, our highly-portable, 10-pound dog? The idea recently hit me after I was on Facebook and saw photos of my cousins Christina and Jack Lam having a …

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Working from home is the new journalism for me

betty ming liu Money, Writing how-to's 8 Comments

Home is the new newsroom. That became my deal when I started my job this year as an online reporter. And I totally love it because I NEVER EVER COMMUTE TO WORK. In my old school journalism world, freelance writers were the ones who usually worked from home. But as a full-time staffer immersed in 21st century media, I am …

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3 ways my dog makes me a happier human

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships 15 Comments

That’s right — I have a dog! Up until just recently, we’ve referred to Rosebud as my daughter Gabi’s dog. But our busy teenager isn’t home much. Meanwhile, me and the bow-wow are together practically 24-7. That’s how Rosebud became mine. Yay! Even though there have been several beloved canines in my past, not one of them belonged just to me. …

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