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Treasures of the Heart

women, women's empowerment, empowerment, buddhism, nichiren daishonin, happiness

In a society that emphasizes status, power, wealth and material possessions above all else, Buddhism and Nichiren Daishonin’s Buddhism in particular, place special importance on the “treasures of the heart.” The Three Kinds of Treasure is a letter written by Nichiren Daishonin to his samurai disciple, Shijo Kingo advising him with some difficulties the samurai had been

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

What We Value Most As a Society

Saturday morning Adam Scull from EatSleepWrite interviewed me for his weekly podcast show. Adam interviewed me for about 30 minutes and we had a great discussion about my upcoming memoir. I admit I was very nervous, but the whole question and answer session made me feel much better about giving interviews. It wasn’t an in-person interview

Memoir as Meaning and Value

I’m definitely making progress! I really feel like I am improving little by little in all areas of my life. I keep making an effort to get away from my old habits of shutting myself off from people and remaining silent. I force myself to talk to other people even if I don’t necessarily want