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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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Know the history Chinese immigrant women

The historic trauma of Asian American women, since Day 1

March 5, 2017

Did you know that a ban on Chinese immigrant women created America’s first immigration laws? Discovering this forgotten historical moment left me appalled by the suffering of the ancestors. They […]

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How to research: the basics, fake news & more

February 25, 2017

Dread doing research? Fear no more. This post is for you. And teachers, if you’re doing a unit on this sleep-inducing topic, I’ve gathered some useful links for you. They […]

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