The Process

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How the Little t’s Add Up…

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 [...]

A Special Speech

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 [...]

2018-10-09T07:53:00+00:00By |Inspiration, The Process|6 Comments

Ups and Downs of Creative Living

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 [...]

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