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I am a human being, not a human doing

I am a human being, not a human doing

August 1, 2017

My busy life is getting on my nerves; I’m tired. I’m also ready to minimize distractions, which are a form of madness. So here’s what I’m thinking now: I am […]

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Happy 100th birthday: I love you Mom, thorns and all

July 19, 2017

Dear Mom, I used to hate roses because they reminded me of you: beautiful, with dangerous thorns. But when I planted your favorite flower on your 100th birthday, you sent […]

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Gotta get outta the house

Time to get outta the house — a hello from L.A.

June 28, 2017

Somehow, my daughter and I pulled together a last-minute cross-country road trip, from New York to Los Angeles. Coast-to-coast. It was time to get outta the house! I’m grateful that […]

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Dads never really die

Dads never really die

June 12, 2017

When I was 19, my 70-year-old dad passed on from this world. But since I believe that dads never really die, my relationship with him keeps growing. And we’re finally […]

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Daughter graduates from college

Being the mother of a college graduate

May 30, 2017

Here’s my big news: I’ve become the proud mother of a college graduate! And I’m also sort of speechless. Wow. What do I do now? During these past four years. […]

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Coach Diversity Institute president Towanna Freeman & senior vp Gloria S. Chan

Why I’m becoming a professional coach

May 19, 2017

This weekend, I’m in Arlington, Va. for life coach training, yay! Taking on this new role pulls together all the skills from my life journey. I only realized I was looking […]

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Respecting our relationship with money

How childhood shapes our relationship with money

May 6, 2017

The homework was to bring in a dollar. Now, my creative writing students sat around the big classroom table. Each of them held a George Washington in their hands. “Okay, […]

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