what was what's new what's now
What was? What’s new? What’s now?™

If life is a journey, then make sure it’s worth the trip! As a coach, I help you evaluate where you’re coming from (what was) & challenges you’re facing (what’s new). Once you see what you really have, you can get the life you really want (what’s now).

Even though I’m based in the New York City area, you can be anywhere. I coach online by videoconference or phone. It takes guts to reflect but the process usually brings surprising clarity, inspiration — and, relief. Read more about my coach approach here.

The Village Voice print edition

R.I.P. to The Village Voice, print edition

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships 6 Comments

The Village Voice print edition is about to die. This news leaves me nostalgic. In 1978, I was a Voice college intern. When the semester ended, the paper hired me as an office assistant. What an education. I learned about pushing boundaries and self-respect. At the time, The Voice was making a big, fat fortune in advertising revenue. Those were …

I am a human being, not a human doing

I am a human being, not a human doing

betty ming liu Inspiration 9 Comments

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 a human being, not a human doing. When I first heard this line, part of me screamed out, yessss!!! Even though some people consider this little saying a cliché, it …

Turning 61 and feeling good about it

Turning 61 and feeling good about it

betty ming liu Relationships 14 Comments

From the time I was 25, birthdays made me gloomy. I always felt I didn’t accomplish enough. But here I am, turning 61 — and feeling good about my life. There’s more happiness and depth than I thought possible. So it’s time to let go of disempowering beliefs about aging. In reality, I’m grateful for wonderful health. I enjoy the …