Monthly Archives: May 2015

A Woman of Unlimited Self-Esteem

When I first started chanting deeply about my problem with the insane people in my environment, I believed I had done something wrong. I believed there was something wrong with me, some negative part of me I needed to change so they would go away. Now I know this belief was very wrong. The truth […]

An Attitude of Gratitude

gratitude, appreciation, prayer, chanting, discussion, buddhism, happiness

Our topic for last night’s Buddhist discussion meeting was Gratitude. At first I couldn’t think of anything to share other than my usual response: “There’s always someone who is worse off than me.” While this is true – I only need to briefly remind myself of the impoverished conditions of people living in developing countries […]

Things My Mother Taught Me

mother's day, mother, reading, female empowerment

My mother taught me many things I never realized until I was in my mid-forties. She taught me in a silent, unspoken way with her own choices and her own example. It wasn’t until after a conversation with my husband last year that I realized what my mother had truly accomplished by completing a Bachelor’s […]