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How the Little t’s Add Up…

2018-10-09T07:52:59+00:00By |Family, Inspiration, The Process|

I was recently a guest lecturer in a graduate-level Trauma Theory & Treatment class at Loyola Marymount University. The class is part of the Marital & Family Therapy Program with Specialized Training in Clinical Art Therapy. I spoke about my family’s history and the sociopolitical context that compelled my family [...]

Digital Storytelling

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Inspiration, The Process, Uncategorized|

Happy Holidays! I wanted to send you a short note during this busy time of year to say thank you for subscribing to my blog and being engaged readers! I am sharing an article that I got published earlier this month about digital storytelling at our library. Local residents used [...]

A Special Speech

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

Inspiration comes from many places, and recently my muses were a bright group of middle and high school students at the Richstone Family Center in Hawthorne, California. “What does it take to be a good writer?” Diane asked. “How many years does it take to go to law school?” Mike [...]

Ups and Downs of Creative Living

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

As you know, I am passionate about keeping family stories alive. Last month, I had an article published in the local newspaper about a community initiative called “My Story is the Peninsula’s Story.” The Palos Verdes Library District is sponsoring an historic program to scan and upload photos and texts [...]

What’s New in My Writing Life…

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

I want to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your support and positive feedback on my blog, website, and writing journey! I would also like to give you an update on what's happening in my writing life and on my journey to get my book published. Meeting [...]

My Very Own Happiness Project

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

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. [...]

We Are Enough

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

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 [...]

A Day in the Life of a Writer– This week

2018-10-09T07:53:02+00:00By |The Process|

Last week, I had the opportunity to meet a celebrated Asian American author, Celeste Ng, who did a reading from her debut novel, Everything I Never Told You at Pages, A Bookstore. The book is about the death of a Chinese American teenage girl in a small town in Ohio, [...]