Monthly Archives: August 2014

Buddhist Optimism – A Fighting Optimism

joy, hope, confidence, buddhism, nichiren daishonin, karma

Buddhist optimism is not the escapist optimism of those who throw up their hands and say, “Somehow or other things will work out.” Rather it means clearly recognizing evil as evil and suffering as suffering and resolutely fighting to overcome it. It means believing in one’s ability and strength to struggle against any evil or […]

Shine a Light On Your Dark Places!

happiness, light, darkness, buddhism, treasure, value, mental health

Three or four years ago I borrowed a book from my mom to read on the flight home from Denver. The book was Jeannette Walls’ The Glass Castle. I loved it. The Glass Castle is Jeannette Walls’ memoir about her childhood and growing up with an unusual set of parents. I recently bought her third book, The Silver […]

Making Change Happen

nevergiveup, happiness, women, womensmemoir, womensmentalhealth, mentalhealth, buddhism, womensmemoir

I was a little out of sorts over this past weekend, and it took me a couple of days to recover. I had this expectation that on Friday, August 1st, the voices, the mafia, and all the people traipsing around after me would go away. When that didn’t happen, I became very upset. It is […]