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Mom Jeans, Mom Bod, and Other Insecurities

I went to New York last weekend to meet with the incoming and outgoing executive teams of Mochi magazine, where I have somehow found myself as editor in chief. Besides my standard imposter syndrome (I’ve never taken a single journalism, marketing, or business class, I can count my published bylines …

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Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019

My favorite challenges, of course, are the ones that reward me for something I’m already doing. (This is one reason I sometimes write finished tasks on my to-do list so I can pre-emptively check some off.) So I’m participating in the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 to try …

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As I Am: How I finally became an Asian American writer

h/t my pal Chris Paek for the genius wordplay “As I Am” You would think that being an Asian American writer would come naturally to me. After all, my parents are Taiwanese immigrants, l was born and raised in the U.S., and I write things. But accepting that identity and …

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2018 Year in Review

Looking Back What one event, big or small, are you going to tell your grandchildren about? Getting my vision corrected permanently! If you had to describe your 2018 in 3 words, what would they be? Really. Damn. Difficult. What new things did you discover about yourself? I have a great …

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Buckets Full of Rebranding

l just finished my semi-annual business identity crisis and as a result, I both rebranded and redecorated. While l don’t recommend the large quantity of identity crisis navel-gazing l seem to do, l do suggest occasionally stepping back and asking yourself a few questions. These could apply to freelancing, traditional …

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Christmas with the Eating Disorders

The time between Halloween and New Year’s can present a minefield of dietary temptations for anyone, but for eating disorder patients and survivors like me, it’s a latter-day Garden of (Not) Eatin’. Halloween is literally a holiday about candy, Thanksgiving is basically dedicated to the overconsumption of food or products, …

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My Favorite Things: Black Friday 2018 Edition

A couple of my favorite brands are doing cool things for Black Friday / Small Business Saturday / Cyber Monday / Giving Tuesday. Here they are in one place so you don’t have to search. Passion Planner I’ve been a faithful Passion Planner user since 2016 and while I don’t …