“Chuc Mung Nam Moi” from our diverse family to yours

I think people are super surprised when I tell them my mom is Chinese. My sisters and I totally take after our Italian and Scottish father!  We didn’t typically grow up doing anything traditional for Chinese New Year aside from my mom giving us some lucky money.  I do recall my mom buying mandarin oranges […]

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My guiding words for 2017

Making resolutions can oftentimes lead to disappointment, especially if the resolution is unrealistic. For this reason, I’m setting intentions rather than resolutions again for 2017. One of my biggest intentions for last year was to do less and focus more. Unfortunately, last year I spent a great amount of time ‘doing’ (again)! I became so busy […]

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The things I am most proud of this past year and… the things I am not

As the new year approaches, I’ve reflected on this past year. Mostly, I’ve been pondering the things that made me feel good within, and truthfully I’ve been thinking about the things that didn’t. Last year I wrote a post about the things that brought more joy into my life, and how going into 2015 I […]

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