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9 tips for writing like a journalist

June 1, 2024

  Writing like a journalist can change how you express yourself. You might be writing an article. Or, a script for a podcast or video broadcast. Or maybe, a work […]

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Asia Society: Innovation Through Inclusion

Top 10 issues for Asian Americans in the workplace

June 6, 2017

There’s a new survey out about being of Asian or Pacific heritage in the American workplace. And people, it’s stressful. But the good news is that we’re talking more about […]

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Coach Diversity Institute president Towanna Freeman & senior vp Gloria S. Chan

Why I’m becoming a professional coach

May 19, 2017

This weekend, I’m in Arlington, Va. for life coach training, yay! Taking on this new role pulls together all the skills from my life journey. I only realized I was looking […]

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Respecting our relationship with money

How childhood shapes our relationship with money

May 6, 2017

The homework was to bring in a dollar. Now, my creative writing students sat around the big classroom table. Each of them held a George Washington in their hands. “Okay, […]

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Royal Caribbean cruise ship

My 1st time on a big boat: Sheila E. cruise

February 19, 2017

One more item crossed off the bucket list! I’m just back from a Sheila E. cruise — yup, that Sheila E., who was Prince’s drummer and Latina lover. The trip […]

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Sixty is the new serenity

August 6, 2016

I survived turning 60! And I’m here to report that tipping past the half-century decade offers new options for fabulousness. To enjoy it, I just need to get out of […]

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Publishing: Great advice & ideas from Asian American Writers Workshop

June 26, 2016

Picture a century-old, Renaissance-revival style meeting hall in downtown Brooklyn, with stately Corinthian columns and vaulted, 40-foot ceilings. Fill it with a youngish, multiracial, multi-gendered crowd. They are novelists, poets and […]

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