Thank you.

I haven’t seen or talked to Dad for three years. Like with most father and son relationships, ours is complicated.

It didn’t have to be, but life happens. As a child, I have expectations of what a parent should be when I have no expectations of how I should be as their child.

We don’t see our parents, other than that, our parents. We don’t see them as men or women. We don’t see them as someone who is trying to understand life like most of us do.

In 2020, we welcomed the new year in a hotel with our…


My 4 simple rules that you can copy to lose weight.

Between my grief and moving forward, I have gained weight, my “Kummerspeck.” Most people did, and while it may sound cliché, love yourself, and be kind to ourselves, we still have to work on that belly fat — fast.

I am fat, and I have no excuse.

Life continues. The world is getting back to normal. Employers ask their employees to be back in the office, and some may even allow you to bring your pandemic pet.

The research has shown, 61% of people during the pandemic has gained weight. …


Positive affirmations for healing — We become what we think about.

Affirmations for Healing Your Body

Affirmations are a great way to change your mindset to help your body heal. Affirmations are positive statements that we repeat to ourselves repeatedly to reprogram how we think to help us attract more of what we want in our lives.

Here are a few affirmations that have worked wonders for me. When we find ourselves frustrated, lacking purpose, or filled with doubt, it’s often because we feel like we’re flying on a cloud that’s constantly getting sucked up by bigger and bigger clouds that pull at us.

Mother Nature likes having us around. She put us here in this…


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Is This the Origin Story of Plastic Man

Is it too early to be talking about baby poop?

There is news on Wired today about microplastics found on baby poop, it is real, and scientists are still figuring out what this means to our babies.

The study quoted by Wired is — Occurrence of Polyethylene Terephthalate and Polycarbonate Microplastics in Infant and Adult Feces By: Junjie Zhang, Lei Wang, Leonardo Trasande, and Kurunthachalam Kannan.

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A joke filled with anti-Asian rhetoric, ageism, and sexism needs to be addressed at the U.N. Assembly and in our homes and communities.

James Corden is trending on Twitter.

I always tell myself, I should take everything in context. But his message is clear. It is the same message most Asian Americans fear, that they don't belong here.

“..Historic moment. It actually marks the first time, 15 year old girls everywhere found themselves wishing that they were secretary general António Guterres” — James Corden

That an Asian is unusual, and that the BTS, with their mere presence at the U.N. General Assembly, makes people like James Corden uncomfortable, and it is something worth talking about not only in your homes but in your communities.

This is bigger than…


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There may be some adjustments to earnings. Go check out your email.

On Medium, I can write anything, and while it has become my primary source of income, it feels good that it doesn't feel like work, or that a boss is watching over every word that I write.

Today, Medium emailed me to let me know there was some error in the way earnings have been calculated for the dates, August 31 — September 1, all for $3.56.


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Because everything is location, location, location.

I have two recurring Medium referrals, and for that, I will be earning $4.54 month after month as long they stay as Medium members.

We can put our affiliate links anywhere in our story, but why not put them on the very top of our stories.

And this is the phrase you can use for your affiliate link:

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On Medium, it is called the kicker.

And Casey Botticello wrote about it here. And it occupies the most prime spot, the very top of the page.

But…

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