Monthly Archives: October 2014

I Can’t Give Up

I finished the first draft of my children’s story titled “The Pillow Thief.” I’m looking for an illustrator and it will be translated into Spanish. This story will be the first book published under my new children’s press, SundanceKid Press. This week has been a long week. It gets frustrating and depressing with the yelling, […]

Challenging Fear With Courage

justice, wolves, challenge, courage, strength, wild, wildness, spirit, spirit guide,

When We Find Ourselves In the Company of Wolves I ran across a unique website the week I spent visiting my parents in Colorado. I clicked on a Facebook ad titled Company of Wolves, and found myself staring directly into the huge eyes of a hungry wolf at the water’s edge, marveling at a curious, […]

The Darkest, Starriest Skies

buddhahood, compassion, joy, courage, strength, wisdom, enlightenment

Every night of the six-week backpacking trip I took through the backcountry wilderness trails of Montana and northwest Wyoming I slept in a tent with a friend – except two. Those two nights still stand out in my mind as they were both unique and adventurous, but in very different ways. We were a group […]

World Peace – The Democratic Path of Dialogue

In Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism, kosen-rufu or world peace “includes the struggle to transform the realm of the environment…using the democratic path of dialogue.” Dialogue and communicating with other people is important. I’ve realized this tremendously over the past few years after realizing that most people don’t have the ability to read my mind, and extended […]

Magic In the Moonlight

buddhism, happiness, never give up, women's memoir, memoir, inspiration

I saw Woody Allen’s new film Magic In the Moonlight this past week with my mom when I visited my parents in Colorado. The movie was funny, charming and a little silly, but the one line that struck me the most was Colin Firth’s lament about death and unhappiness. Firth’s character Stanley complains bitterly, “I’m a […]