Giant Westchester County paper shredder gives me fresh view on life & writing

betty ming liu Travel 6 Comments

Today, my life is in shreds. Literally. And guess what — it feels great. Absolutely exhilarating, in fact. Here’s what happened…. I’m a resident of Westchester County, N.Y., which owns a giant paper shredding truck. All year long, the Mobile Shredder drives around, offering a secure way to recycle sensitive documents. At 10 a.m., that monster machine was parked in …

Holiday season & divorce: 10 survival skills

betty ming liu Inspiration 14 Comments

It’s been a rocky, post-divorce decade of searching for new holiday traditions. But this morning, I actually woke up feeling HAPPY about Thanksgiving. Is this really me???! Up until now, I’ve dreaded the seasonal festivities. After all, we’re entering The Worst Time of The Year for a Single Person. For me, this high-stress period officially runs from now until Feb. …

How to have romance in your life when you’re not dating

betty ming liu Health, Inspiration, Relationships 22 Comments

It wasn’t so long ago that I was sitting on my therapist’s black leather couch, sobbing my eyes out. At the time, I was a few years into post-divorce dating and, then not dating. I was still alone — and scared of being alone. Not dating was especially depressing since, up until then, my shrink was always telling me, “I …