Tag: mental health

What Is the Greatest Tragedy in Life?

greatest tragedy in life

 The greatest tragedy in life is not to die, it is to live as if dead.   – Daisaku Ikeda I feel as if the voices are receding farther and farther away – from me, from my own life, from my family and from my husband. I still hear them here and there, in bits and […]

What is Your Unique Role in this Life?

unique role in life

If we take the time to think about why we are here, why were we born, what is the meaning of life, or other similar thought-provoking questions, what answer(s) do we come up with? Is it based on our religion or personal beliefs? Have we yet to arrive at a satisfying or meaningful conclusion? Do […]

What Does World Peace Look Like?

buddhism, world peace, kosen rufu

I took Savannah for a walk last week at a park near our house. I wanted a change from our usual Sunnyvale Bay Trail excursion, so I pulled into the Fair Oaks Park parking lot just as a group of Hispanic men were finishing their pick-up soccer game. It was a warm, sunny afternoon and […]

Just One Good Friend

challenge, bold, undefeated, courage, happiness

I read such an incredibly beautiful quote today by SGI President Daisaku Ikeda. It is truly a revealing and amazing quote about friendship. If a person has just one good friend, their happiness is doubled and their life immeasurably enriched. This is genuine wealth. – Daisaku Ikeda When I sat down to write a blog […]

Winter Always Turns to Spring

mom, mother's day, women's empowerment, happiness

I’ve started writing an Epilogue for my memoir. I realized there were two very important questions that needed to be addressed somewhere in the manuscript and an Epilogue seemed like the best place. I decided to briefly address the question of HOW something so bizarre and extraordinary could have happened to me, but I will […]