Monthly Archives: October 2012

Halloween 2012

My husband had the week off last week. We had a “staycation” and spent most of our time relaxing. We had a fun Halloween party on Saturday with John’s family and a few neighbors and friends. The kids definitely had the most fun! I didn’t do much writing last week, but I’m getting back into […]

Struggling, Bullying, Suicide, Self-Harm: Amanda Todd

This morning before breakfast John and I watched a video posted a month ago on You Tube by Canadian 15 year old Amanda Todd. Amanda’s video was a cry for help and she described in detail how she was taken advantage of by an internet predator and then subsequently bullied relentlessly by her peers at […]

Sharing My Experience & Developing a Sense of Appreciation

Last week at my Buddhist planning meeting I volunteered to share my experience at our monthly discussion meeting coming up next week. I feel very fortunate to be able to share my experience with my Buddhist friends, as well as my family, friends and the online community. I haven’t written down what specifically I’m going […]

A New Definition of Progress

I read an interesting article in my Living Buddhism magazine yesterday that featured a dialogue between SGI President Ikeda and the British historian Arnold Toynbee. The dialogue was an excerpt from the book Choose Life: A Dialogue. In this article Ikeda state’s that “As mankind has made technological progress, its standards of morality have tended to decline,” and […]