5 Oct. 2021

In Praise of Solitude

2021-10-05T16:48:48-07:00October 5th, 2021|Loneliness, overcoming fear|

Three years ago, I divorced my husband of thirty-four years. Even though I have a strong support network of incredible women, there are times when I miss his companionship and am lonely. In last week’s episode of Casual Buddhism, I asked Venerable Dhammananda about loneliness. She said that we are always alone, from the beginning. This prompted me to think [...]

11 Apr. 2020

Courage for Authors in the time of COVID-19

2020-04-11T08:07:16-07:00April 11th, 2020|Healing, News, overcoming fear, Sheltering at home, Uncategorized|

Like many of my She Writes Press sisters, I was disappointed when the pandemic struck, partly, because my book launch event scheduled for May 20thwill likely be cancelled. I felt genuine sorrow for the people whose family members are impacted with the illness. I was shocked when I learned that a husband of a close friend of mine passed away [...]

20 Mar. 2020

A Beautiful Beginning

2020-03-20T18:41:29-07:00March 20th, 2020|Healing, overcoming fear, Sheltering at home|

I woke at 4:30 am yesterday startled to see a text from a friend who said the State Department had ordered all citizens to return to the U.S immediately. For three weeks I had been peacefully settled in the day to day life of the monastery. Chanting, meditation, chores, breakfast and so on. My trip was cut short abruptly as [...]

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