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Back to School Blues

Going back to school has always been a time of anticipation and hopefulness in my family. When my kids were both in high school, it seemed like there was a constant hum in the house around this time. There was school supply-shopping, buying new clothes and shoes that had been [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Family|2 Comments

The Simple Joy of Giving

In the spirit of the holidays, I want to share with you a story about giving. It’s about my experience volunteering at the Ticktocker Thrift shop and how much joy it has brought me to work there. I decided to write about it for my National Novel Writing Month project. [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Inspiration|4 Comments

My Very Own Happiness Project

As I was contemplating the next prompt in my autobiography writing class about happiness, I read Gretchen Rubin’s books called The Happiness Project and Happier at Home. She dedicated 12 months of her life to seeking happiness. She discovered that although she couldn’t always be happy, she could be HAPPIER. [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Inspiration, The Process|8 Comments

We Are Enough

I just read a fabulous book called Daring Greatly by Brené Brown. Through a decade of research, Dr. Brown shows that being vulnerable is not a weakness, but our greatest strength in helping us find purpose and meaning in our lives. By saying that “I am enough,” instead of trying to [...]

Ode to My Fathers

As another Father’s Day passes, I can’t help but reflect on the two fathers in my life, and how they have influenced me. The Land of Hershey Bars My father holding me in Seoul in 1964. My father, David Soonho Kwon, is one of the main characters in [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|4 Comments

Letting Go

The inspiration to write comes from many sources, and right now it is that my son has just turned 18 and is graduating from high school. The momentous event of becoming an adult is both a cause for celebration, and a time for reflection of the passing of childhood. [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:01+00:00By |Family, Inspiration|11 Comments