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The Challenge of Making Phone Calls

I continue making greater progress ignoring the voices and putting the past behind me. I make a constant effort to focus on my marriage, the people in my life, and staying in the present. I make more of an effort to share Buddhism with my family – sometimes I text them quotes that I find […]

My Illness Is My Motivation to Challenge My Weaknesses

My memoir is coming along, and I continue to make every effort not to think about the voices. I haven’t heard much over the past few weeks, and I’ve discovered as more time passes, the less I think about the voices and the less I listen for them, the more insignificant they become. Last week […]

Mysteries of the Universe

In an address on the creative life made to Soka University students, SGI President Daisaku Ikeda states: The creative life, in short, is achieved by a constant effort to improve one’s thoughts and actions. You must not for one instant give up your effort to build for yourselves new lives. Creativeness means to push open the […]

Music Can Change the World

I went to my monthly Buddhist discussion meeting on Tuesday night and we watched, listened to, and sang along with an incredible, amazing, soulful, and wonderfully unique music video from a movement called Playing For Change. There are numerous performances available to watch on the website, but we saw the One Love video featuring musicians from […]

Never Give Up

I decided to request my medical records from my first two hospitalizations. I received my records from Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday, and John and I spent some time reading what my records said. I was hospitalized at Mass General in November, 2000 and released the day after Thanksgiving. I remember quite a bit about what […]