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What was, what’s new, what’s now™!

My coaching clients change their lives by exploring three questions: What was? What’s new? What’s now?

They start by re-visiting the past (what was). They discover surprises (what’s new). They get a clearer picture and story of themselves (what’s now). 

Get a life you really want by living in the now. I’d love to help you find your personal power. Where to begin? Read more here. 

Building my brand as the The Good Asian

betty ming liu Art, Inspiration, Money, Writing how-to's 16 Comments

It’s done! Welcome to my redesigned blog. Thanks to your help, I’ve got a new logo and theme blurb that might work. I’m also on a mission to self-publish a book under my new imprint, TheGoodAsian. If you check out the navigation menu at the top of this page, next to the “blog” tab is a new tab for “TheGoodAsian.com.” …

Thinking about my tiger dad makes me cry

betty ming liu Art, Relationships 15 Comments

Dad’s been dead for 36 years — a lifetime during which I’ve finally salvaged the real me from his control freak destructiveness. And as a recovering daughter, I’m starting to reflect on the good stuff he gave me. So I recently took a good look at a photo of us that’s been hanging in my bedroom for ages. A very …

The best Father’s Day gift for you — if not your dad

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships 9 Comments

I wish that thinking about my dad filled with me heart-bursting joy. Instead, he left me with bittersweet memories. But thanks to a really marvelous book, my feelings are now more loving, whole — and realistic. The journey towards resolution began last fall when I got hold of “Our Fathers, Ourselves: Daughters, Fathers, and the Changing American Family.” Published in …

Laughing at Asian parents — of course, this isn’t me!

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships 11 Comments

We have to watch this together,” my daughter commanded. Her laptop was open to a YouTube video, “Shit Asian Dads Say.” For the next 2.54 minutes, we laughed like maniacs. This precious bit of parody revealed so much about…me. Ooops, I was busted! When this searing spoof was first posted on Jan. 15, the Asian American blogosphere went berserk. To …

Making do with loss

betty ming liu Inspiration, Relationships 25 Comments

My original plan was to make this an upbeat holiday post about a favorite inspirational quote. But I just found out that a dear, 80-something friend has died of a heart attack. So I’m feeling very sad.  Still, the quote that I was planning to share has power, even in this moment:   “Everything you need, you already have.”   …