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What was? What’s new? What’s now?™

As a coach, I help you explore these three little questions. They get you to think big about your life. You’ll come up with unexpected answers, ideas and solutions. This is the power of your truth. 

Our coaching opens a safe, brave space for uncovering your hidden strength and options. We’ll re-visit your past (what was). And, discover surprises (what’s new). This creates change (what’s now). 

For more on my trademark coach approach, click here. Contact me. Find out what’s been stopping you, and, how to move ahead.

9 tips for shopping tag sales

betty ming liu Money 10 Comments

I watch my budget, love a deal and adore funky things. So my best shopping is done in other people’s suburban garages and driveways. But since tag sales are a blood sport for bargain fiends, it’s crucial to prepare for the hunt. For starters, tag sales, yard sales, garage sales — they’re all the same thing. “Estate sale”  refers to …

Wringing toothpaste from a tube

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Brushing my teeth a few minutes ago could’ve been annoying because there wasn’t much toothpaste left in the tube. Instead, I enjoyed dealing with the situation by taking out my…tube wringer. And, YouTube. I need to get better at this video stuff because it’s such a great way to communicate. Making videos is also fun. I need to do more …

Recipe: How to make fast and easy healthy salad dressing

betty ming liu Food, Health 14 Comments

My delicious homemade salad dressing is a godsend for the busy, thrifty, food-loving cook. If you like it, expect to splash it on more than just salads. I am proud to say that my dressing can instantly jazz even the most boring, simple meal.  :) This dressing is also good for the allergy prone and those on special diets because …

Sky Foods, the 2nd new big box food store in Flushing, reflects Asian population boom

betty ming liu Food, Money 9 Comments

There’s a grand opening this Saturday for yet another humongous Asian supermarket in Flushing. It’s a jaw-dropping sign that New York City’s consumer base is shifting. Imagine: The number of residents of Asian heritage has surpassed the 1 million mark. That’s more Asians than you’ll find in both Los Angeles and San Francisco put together. Today, one out of every eight …

Flushing, NY food scene: New World Mall feels like China — it’s both yum & yuck

betty ming liu Food 17 Comments

Oh, my goodness. Wait ’til you see my photos from a new, food-obsessed mall in Flushing. When we were kids in Manhattan’s Chinatown, we dismissed this Queens-based Chinese community as a second-rate Chinatown. But Flushing is becoming Little China — which means that a recent adventure there stirred up intense, mixed feelings. The other night, I had dinner with two …

Betty Ming Liu’s new oil paintings: photos!

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Sometimes, I don’t feel like expressing myself in words. Hey, even a blabbermouth like me can get tired of talking and writing. So thank goodness for oil painting. In this post, I’d like to share some of my recent work — and invite you to my first group art show! My canvasses serve up delicious, textural colors on 6-inch and …