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10 days in Vietnam changes my life

December 28, 2016

Our mother-daughter dream vacation just wrapped up 10 days in Vietnam. The trip made memories that bonded us as adult buddies for life. How marvelous to have a 21-year-old adult […]

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My 1st full day in Asia: Hanoi, Vietnam

December 18, 2016

Greetings from Hanoi and the continent of my immigrant parents! I am deep in the land of selfie sticks and fantastic food. After only one whole day in Asia, it’s […]

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How writing saved my life: Part 3 (Independence)

December 13, 2016

Note: This is Part 3 and the final installment in my series. Part 3, with three key words: writing-saved-life. During my 30s, I played The Asian Babe Who Had It […]

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How writing saved my life: Part 2

December 11, 2016

Note: Welcome to Part 2 in my 3-part series about how writing saved my life.  My father’s fatal heart attack brought a weird peace to our Chinatown apartment. Yet, the […]

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How writing saved my life: Part 1

December 10, 2016

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series about me, writing and how writing saved my life. Everyone needs to write — everyone. By the time we get to Part […]

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Storytelling & microaggressions in #TrumpAmerica

November 13, 2016

When I showed up for my Wednesday evening communications class, the mood was miserable. Donald Trump’s victory at the polls was just hours old. Everyone was angry and scared. Most […]

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How to choose a good shrink? Ask for help!

The smartest thing I’ve learned to do: Ask for help

September 4, 2016

My parents taught me to solve my own problems. Never go to outsiders for help. In breaking this childhood cycle of isolation, I’ve learned to reach out with wonderful results. […]

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