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moms need to self-care

3 things a fun mom never does to her adult child

April 29, 2017

The other day, I asked one of my classes a simple question: Who is the most difficult person in your life? To my shock, the answer was “mom.” How could […]

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Maxine Hong Kingston & me

Writing tips from Maxine Hong Kingston

April 22, 2017

Forty years ago, she wrote “The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts.” The book was a breakthrough bestseller about growing up in a dysfunctional Chinese immigrant family. Today, […]

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Daily gratitude makes every day worth living

Daily gratitude makes every single day worth living

April 15, 2017

Five years ago, I lacked confidence. I didn’t trust my creativity. So I decided to practice gratitude. My thinking and feelings started changing in surprising ways. Today, daily gratitude makes […]

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Being my own woman

After the breakup: being my own woman

April 9, 2017

Seven months ago, I chose to end a three-year relationship. In the past, I would’ve told myself to just get over it. This time, I let myself feel. So I […]

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meditate now

If you want to feel better, meditate now

April 2, 2017

I used to be scared of meditating. What if I tried it and nothing happened? Then I’d feel like a spiritual failure. But then, I learned that meditating is as […]

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BBC girl & BBC dad

6 reasons why the badass hapa BBC girl inspires my inner child

March 19, 2017

Marion Kelly is four years old. She’s hapa — half Asian and half-white. She has a Korean mommy, a white American daddy and a baby brother named James. On March […]

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How to make daikon noodles for good health

Fat-buster: How to make daikon noodles

March 12, 2017

Pasta has a million calories and nearly zero nutrition. I used to be sad about this. But then I learned how to make daikon noodles. As a pasta substitute, daikon […]

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