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Fear of traveling solo: 9 things I learned in Bangkok

January 8, 2017

On Jan. 1, my daughter Gabi and I flew to Bangkok. This was after 18 days of traveling together in Asia. She was heading home. Meanwhile, I planned to stay […]

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10 days in Vietnam changes my life

December 28, 2016

Our mother-daughter dream vacation just wrapped up 10 days in Vietnam. The trip made memories that bonded us as adult buddies for life. How marvelous to have a 21-year-old adult […]

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My 1st full day in Asia: Hanoi, Vietnam

December 18, 2016

Greetings from Hanoi and the continent of my immigrant parents! I am deep in the land of selfie sticks and fantastic food. After only one whole day in Asia, it’s […]

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Up next: trip to Vietnam, Cambodia, Bangkok, Taipei

December 4, 2016

Get ready for our mother-daughter trip to Asia! That would be thrilling enough. But, there’s more. After two weeks together, my princess goes home. Then, I journey alone another week. It’ll […]

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3 reasons to start walking for personal growth

November 27, 2016

I’ve starting going for walks. This will shock anyone who knows me. As a busy, indoors-y kind of gal, walking always felt so boring. But that’s only because my world […]

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Storytelling & microaggressions in #TrumpAmerica

November 13, 2016

When I showed up for my Wednesday evening communications class, the mood was miserable. Donald Trump’s victory at the polls was just hours old. Everyone was angry and scared. Most […]

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Is celibacy the answer?

October 23, 2016

Note to readers: Last week I wrote a letter to my inner child. This week, she writes back and recommends celibacy. Hmmm.   Dear Betty, Thank you for the letter […]

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