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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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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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How to live the life you want

July 13, 2011

Right now, the economy is so bad that it’s tempting to give in to fear. I could easily sit home worrying about finding work and protecting my investments. But there’s […]

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Amy Chua can’t be trusted

May 12, 2011

On Tuesday night, I heard Amy Chua speak at the Time-Life Building in midtown Manhattan. Even though her whole Tiger Mom phenom disturbs me, I was curious. In the end, […]

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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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Celebrate poetry! “Poem in Your Pocket Day”

April 14, 2011

Today, I’m celebrating “Poem in Your Pocket Day.” I’ll bet you weren’t expecting that one from me, were you?  ;-) But I’m serious. All these years, I’ve been waiting to meet […]

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How to overcome childhood traumas & troubles: new possibilities for a new year

February 3, 2011

Happy Lunar New Year! Here’s an old photo from the holidays. I remember when Mom took it. We were in a Chinese restaurant. She kept telling me to smile but […]

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