I launched this blog in 2008. My mini-me.


Crazymaking people & moments must be stopped

October 12, 2011

My daughter had a great pediatrician who gave me the following life-changing advice… I’ll always remember the afternoon when I carried my baby Gabi into his office. She was such […]

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Becoming more Asian and, more American

October 5, 2011

Tell me the truth — do I really have to spend the rest of my life wrestling with ethnic identity issues? Can’t I just be me? What the hell does […]

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5 tips for successful dating

September 7, 2011

Well, folks, a miracle has happened. Getting out there to date post-divorce has given me some dating skills. Here’s what I’ve learned: 1. Dating online is totally acceptable. Hey, it’s […]

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Fear — and getting over it

July 28, 2011

I just¬†turned 55. And I am scared. The feeling reminds me of quarter-life angst except worse. After all, a half-life crisis involves twice as much emotional baggage. But thankfully, there’s […]

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I’m proof that slackers can fulfill their dreams

July 7, 2011

When I was a kid, I wanted to be a teacher. But my parents told me to be a doctor. To thwart their plans, I screwed up in college. So […]

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Why I need my shrink right now

April 21, 2011

Getting divorced in 2000 destroyed my life. When I walked out of my 18-year marriage and a beautifully furnished home, I was an unemployed stay-at-home mom who relocated to a […]

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Why I’m back in therapy

December 9, 2010

Sooooo, I’m back to seeing my shrink. That means I’m paying $175 for a weekly, 45-minute session. Ouch. Unfortunately, my health insurance doesn’t cover a penny of it.¬†Fortunately, the therapy […]

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