therapy

Post image for My messy kitchen drawer, with photos: why cleaning at home is good

I’m always wondering what to keep and what to discard. Over the years, the issue comes up during changes in everything from career and relationships to personal goals. Letting go and moving on can be super difficult. So the other day when I opened my kitchen drawer, I was reminded of the fact that transitions […]

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Post image for Improving vision naturally with Marc Grossman

Seeing things clearly can be such an emotional issue — literally. That’s what I’ve learned from my holistic eye doctor, Marc Grossman. He’s the guy who taught me that my severe nearsightedness is all about letting go, while people who are farsighted have issues with focusing. We first met back in the late ’90s. I […]

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Post image for Recycling is the future

What a thrill! After four days without power, the electricity is back. Now that a week has passed since the wrath of Hurricane Sandy, I’m moving on to the new normal of downed trees, long gas lines and of course, my new personal recovery campaign. With yesterday and today as my regular days off, I’m […]

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Some lessons are very, very hard for me. But I’m going to surrender to the moment and blog the shortest post ever. If I can truly minimize the word count in this space right now, it means that I have made progress in learning to slow down. Trying to cram a million things into each […]

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Post image for My mother, myself

So today, I need you to help me write this blog post. I’ll do my part by supplying an iconic image from my childhood. One look and I’ll bet you’ll instantly understand a lot about my personal issues. My hope is that you can explain what happened to me. I can still remember the day […]

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Ready to try something new? While I don’t think of myself as an Asian-American blogger, the intrepid Betty Ming Liu is flying to an Asian-American bloggers’ convention in Los Angeles. Even though I’m a little nervous, I’m sure it will be fun. As you know, The Ethnic Identity Issue can get messy for me. After […]

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