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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. 

 

Simple dietary solutions for skin allergies

betty ming liu Food, Health 12 Comments

For whatever reason, I’ve suddenly been running into people who want to know how both my daughter and I cleared up our skin problems by simply watching what we eat. This is actually a good time to revisit the issue because back-to-school week has many parents worrying about packing healthy kids’ snacks and lunches — especially when allergies are an …

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Healthy? “Organic” & “milk” products are phoney-baloney

betty ming liu Food, Health 28 Comments

Since we care about our food, I MUST share two articles that left me feeling very emotional. One is about the ugly reality of so-called “organic” labels and the other tackles the problems with our cow milk-based culture. Both pieces appeared in The New York Times, the paper of record — so this is not me or some other grouch …

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Why I’m not cranky this Thanksgiving

betty ming liu Food, Inspiration, Relationships 16 Comments

Even though I can be grouchy around the holidays (’tis a hellish season to be single), you won’t hear any complaints from me right now. Instead, I am feeling reasonably sociable, for three reasons… ***First up, here is one of my favorite cartoons from The New Yorker. Last Thanksgiving, I posted this precious moment from the magazine on Facebook and …

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My NYU “Food Writing” has the scoop on NYC food

betty ming liu Food, Health, Writing how-to's 7 Comments

Have I got a treat for you! My NYU “Food Writing” class is here with info about fun food things to do in New York City. They’re each sharing a few links to some of the delicious moments they’ve had while working on stories for our class.  These students spend a lot of time doing pretty intensive weekly assignments. But …

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Blue Hill at Stone Barns is a fantastic dining experience

betty ming liu Food 12 Comments

For the longest time, I’ve wanted to try Blue Hill. But I’d never been — even though it’s located barely 20 minutes from my house. This super-exclusive restaurant has been beyond my reach for many reasons. For starters, it’s a pain to make reservations a month in advance. For another, the meals are pricey. I also wanted to go with …

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