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sundancekid press, peace, compassion, children's stories, children's press, multilingual, multicultural

SundanceKid Press

I am still working on promoting my memoir. I am slowly but surely making my way around to local bookstores in the South Bay. Yesterday I donated a copy to NAMI Santa Clara and gave them a few flyers for the Gilroy Barnes & Noble book signing. I’m also hoping to organize a similar book…
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equality, happiness, buddhism, respect, women's happiness

Dialogue Starts With Courage

I’m so happy to be holding my first memoir book signing at the Gilroy, California Barnes & Noble Bookstore. I can’t wait! It will be held on Saturday, October 11th from 2-4pm and copies will be available for purchase. I will be available at an information table near the front of the store to answer…
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joy, hope, confidence, buddhism, nichiren daishonin, karma

Buddhist Optimism – A Fighting Optimism

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

Shine a Light On Your Dark Places!

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

Making Change Happen

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…
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