• Gracefully Grieving

    Gracefully Grieving: 5 Step Process to Bring You More Peace!

    While talking to a friend yesterday, she expressed the anger, fear, guilt, frustration and overwhelming feelings she was having about an unknown future life after the loss of her husband she had been married to for 30+ years. This is exactly what grief feels like. There are so many intense emotions and it’s almost impossible to find peace, right? With grief our old life is gone, the door has closed, and there is no way we can go back. We don’t like our new normal and we just want the old life that we had. Does this sound familiar? Feeling like this is where our suffering comes from. Today, I…

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    Changing Our Mindset in Order to Heal from Grief

    Have you ever wished you owned a time machine so you could go back and save your deceased loved one? I know I did many times! I begged, yelled and bargained to bring my husband back. It didn’t work of course! This took place a few months after I lost my late husband during one of my hour long crying spells on his ashes. I was so tired of being miserable and decided to change my reaction in order to intentionally save myself from my misery. Now, 3 years after I lost him, changing my reaction was the turning point of my life and I am able to live my…

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    Gracefully Grieving: Rebuilding A Life After Loss

    Grief can be a deadly storm that can wipe away our whole life! But grief can also be a great opportunity to rebuild a brand new life out of the ashes! Our decisions on how we rebuild either comes from love or fear. Which will you choose? Since the end of April, I have been attending zoom Yoga classes at least 4 times a week. During each class, we are always asked to dedicate the next 5 breath cycles to what we appreciate. God and my late husband Bob are always on my list. No matter where I look; the blue sky, the blooming flowers, the singing birds, or even…

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    International Widow’s Day: What It Mean To Be a Widow

    You may not know it but today is International Widow’s Day! I didn’t know about it until I became a widow myself three and a half years ago. There are many people who tell me that I don’t look like a widow because I am too happy, too powerful and too put together! So it got me thinking that it is time to redefine the term WIDOW. Or better yet, what should an awakened, empowered widow look like? A widow is a woman whose world was unwilling destroyed and shattered. Being sad, angry, confused and scared is normal for widows at the very beginning stages of grief. But at the…

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    Turning Grief into Growth: Celebrating My Wedding Anniversary

    Today marks my 4th wedding anniversary without my late husband Bob. We first met each other 16 years ago in Shanghai and 3 years later we got married.  Back on 6/18 of 2017, my step-daughter and I went to a Korean BBQ restaurant to celebrate this special day and we dedicated a toast to Bob. The next day, we hosted a life celebration party to honor my late husband. Instead of a funeral, my husband requested that we have a big party to celebrate his life. It was a success! Over a hundred people came and shared their stories about Bob. I was both laughing and crying when I listened to…

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    Everyone Needs a Break Sometimes

    I have been so incredibly blessed with all of the amazing things I’ve been able to do since starting this blog five years ago. What began as a fashion and beauty blog transformed into a blog about living with the cancer of my late husband that then transformed again into a blog about being a grieving widow that continued to evolve into me learning to live life to the fullest. Now, I want to take everything I’ve learned over the years of living and learning and help others learn to do the same. This Monday I will be traveling to Palm Springs, California to participate in two weeks of training…

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    Celebrating Women’s Equality Day

    Today celebrates the anniversary of the day the United States adopted the 19th Amendment in 1920, the amendment that allowed Women to vote in elections. While women have come a long, long way since then, it’s important to know our fight towards equality is not over.  Celebrating today is especially important to me because when I was a little girl growing up in rural China, girls were not valued the way boys were valued. I remember one time when my mother had gotten us a little bit of food since we often went without it, she gave more to my brother because he was seen as the more important one…

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    The Importance of Learning Body Wisdom

    By Natalie Berger (Grace’s assistant) Sunday evening, I got a phone call. I had recently applied for a position as a personal assistant to rising social media star Grace Liang, known for her chic sense of fashion and lifestyle blogging. I met her for the first time several months ago while I was hosting a podcast and was instantly enamored with her confidence, self-awareness, and can-do attitude. So often people preach “you can do anything you want if you set your mind to it,” but most of the time, those people are just digging into a bag of stock quotes to tell their friends when they are feeling down about…

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    Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk Recap

    As I’m writing this Susan G. Komen 3-day walk recap I have frozen bags of peas over the most sore spots on my body. Which isn’t saying much since my whole body is sore. Even so, I would not trade the past 3 days for anything.  When I first learned about the Susan G. Komen walk 10 years ago I was so inspired, but couldn’t financially join the fundraiser group. As most of you know, around 2.5 years ago I lost my late husband to lymphoma . The pain of watching someone you love slowly be lost to cancer is a heart wrenching one that I wouldn’t wish on my…

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    60 Miles Walk For Breast Cancer In Michigan

    The Susan G. Komen Michigan 3-Day Walk is finally here. While reading this, I have joined more than 500,000 people nationwide who have walked 60 miles over 3 days, raising funds to help end breast cancer. I have raised $2,300. It’s a challenge. Walking 3 days for 60 miles is not easy, but it’s not as hard as breast cancer. I know I will be very tired and sore, but I am sure I will be also very inspired by all the amazing people who will walk with me side by side. It will be a once in a life-time journey and I can’t wait to share more details with you next week. So make sure…

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    What Will Happen After Your Trapped Emotions Are Released?

    Lately, trapped emotions have become two key words in my life and career. Lol! You probably have heard me talking about it on my social media. I am hosting a workshop, Clear Emotional Blocks Through Body Wisdom next month. I have noticed that people are not familiar with this line of work about Body Wisdom, Emotional Blocks or Trapped Emotions. So I am writing this post to give more explanation. What Is Trapped Emotion Exactly? Trapped emotions are created or trapped because of events earlier in life. Most of them are dramatic events, like losing a loved one, getting a divorce, being involved in a car accident, or getting layoff……

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