Monthly Archives: January 2014

Taking Action for Women’s Mental Health

I have a weekly Google Search Alert set for “women’s mental health”  and every week when the search results are emailed to me, there are only one or two websites or articles where the topic has come up. The most recent events have not even been located in the U.S., they were in the UK […]

How Do We Achieve World Peace?

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I’ve decided I will end my memoir with SGI President Ikeda’s quote about human revolution. In his preface to the novel The Human Revolution, President Ikeda writes, “A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and further, will enable a change in the destiny […]

Why the Violence? Moving Toward a More Peaceful Society

Last night I watched a CNN news story about a retired sheriff who killed a man in a Florida movie theater simply for texting during the previews. The Florida Pasco County Sheriff stated to Piers Morgan, “guns don’t kill people — people with guns kill people…If we could deal with the mental health and substance abuse […]

Absolute Victory! Challenging the Voices

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I’ve been having a hard time dealing with the voices over the past few days. It seemed to start last Friday morning when I went to visit one of my new Buddhist friends a few miles away. We had set up a time to chant together with another woman at 10am that morning. Since it […]

Time with Family

I visited my parents for two weeks over the holidays in Colorado. It was cold yet sunny. It snowed once, but only a few inches and we swept up the powder in the driveway and sidewalk the next morning with a broom. My brother and his family came as well. We haven’t spent Christmas together […]