Archive for the ‘Writer’s THEMES and Platform’ Category

Dear Readers,

I wish you total Wellness.

 

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Thank you, Kim McMillon, Ph.D.!

Saturday June 15, 2024, 12:00pm – 5:00pm PDT

Free to the Public

JUNETEENTH FREEDOM DAY

CULTURAL CELEBRATION

Applegate Skate Park,  1045 West 25th Street Merced, CA 95340 USA

 

Look for Dr. Kim McMillon who says: “I love doing puppet shows!”

Children’s Puppet Shows  12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/juneteenth-cultural-celebration-tickets-916638168437

https://www.facebook.com/kim.mcmillon

 

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Thank you, Gold Country Writers Program Director Margie Yee Webb (author and photographer of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life)!

 

Gold Country Writers June Speaker Meeting

June 19, 2024, 10:00 am PDT

https://goldcountrywriters.com/

Our speaker will be Geri Spieler https://gerispieler.com/

Her subject will be ““Advanced Internet Research Skills.”

the Rose Room at Auburn City Hall

1225 Lincoln Way,  Auburn, CA 95603
The public is invited. The meeting is free to attend.

 

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Artist Chandra Garsson

https://www.facebook.com/butterflybonesandhummingbirdsongs

 

https://www.facebook.com/chandra.garsson/photos

 

 

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Matilda Butler, Author/Memoir Coach/Social Psychologist

https://womensmemoirs.com/, says:

“Kristiane McKee Maas, owner of Bar46 Ranch, describes the bloodlines of her unique herd of Texas Longhorns. Purchase one or more of her calves and become part of the romance of the American West.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yF6pLi8kAWE

https://bar46ranchlonghorns.com/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@bar46ranchlonghorns79

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the movie – Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot

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Interview:  Norman Doidge: Brain’s Healing Energies

My blog post about Dr Doidge’s 2 remarkable books –

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“Getting a grip on pain and the brain – Professor Lorimer Moseley – Successful Ageing Seminar 2013″

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5p6sbi_0lLc

“What we now understand about pain.”

My blog post about Professor Moseley’s remarkable presentation –

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Michael H. Moskowitz, MD & Marla D. Golden, DO

http://www.neuroplastix.com  -  workbook, webinars, brain graphics, and more…
for Dr. Michael Moskowitz’s and Dr. Marla Golden’s workbook

TRANSFORMING THE BRAIN IN PAIN: NEUROPLASTIC TRANSFORMATION

workbook

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Wishing everyone all the happiness!

Sincerely,

 Teresa Jade LeYung

My short short movies of Paris 2024
https://m.youtube.com/@teresajadeleyung/videos

http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog on Wellness, Themes, Archetypes
Published author, blogger, lover of Paris (France), Writing Coach, Photo Historian Teresa Jade LeYung says:
“I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”

Love Made Of Heart ®


 

2024 June 4, 12:54pm; June 5, 10:43am; June 6, 19:46 California (Mille merci, chere Sabine!)

 

Claudine's balcony garden, Paris

Dear Readers

I wish you a good day and night, always.

Thank you, Mr. Roald Dahl, for having written ESIO TROT (  esiotrot is “tortoise” spelled backward)

Thank you, screenwriters Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, for the movie ROALD DAHL’S ESIO TROT

When depression robs my creative energy to write, I look for “happy movies” to lift me which then inspires me to write about the themes in the movie which then leads me to resume working on my own projects.

Yesterday (June 3), the names (“tags”) of these two actors helped me find the movie ROALD DAHL’S ESIO TROT

Judi Dench (as Mrs. Silver) and Dustin Hoffman (as Mr. Hoppy) and James Corden (as Narrator)

Soundtrack includes Louis Armstrong’s singing “A Kiss To Build A Dream On” composed by Bert Kalmar, Harry Ruby and Oscar Hammerstein II.

https://genius.com/Louis-armstrong-a-kiss-to-build-a-dream-on-lyrics

 

This is a movie I want to watch again and again… it’s like re-living a joyful day.

In the movie… Narrator tells us:

“Mr. Hoppy, the hero of our story, lived in a nice flat in an apartment block in London. There are three things you should know about Mr. Hoppy.  He’s kind, he’s shy, and, most importantly, he’s not that guy in the hat.”

(Mr. Hoppy is the man holding the elevator door for  Mr. Mavrokoukoudopolous the old man with the hat and cane. By the way, since the setting is London. Elevator is called a “lift”)

At the fourth viewing of this movie … I see just how wonderfully the story is crafted.

At  two minutes into the movie – first foreshadowing of Mr. Hoppy’s door which is crucial for the “climax” scene.

He turns on his CD player – Louis Armstrong’s singing “A Kiss To Build A Dream On”

Mr. Hoppy reaches into his satchel and places into his fruit bowl – one apple, one orange, one banana.  He opens his refrigerator, we see one tomato.

Narrator tells us “It’s [This story is] going to be full of passion, surprises… as indeed is our Mr. Hoppy.”

As the volume of the musical instrumental increases, we see Mr. Hoppy affectionately tending to his balcony-garden; his irrigation system drips water onto the colorful plants.

Narrator says:

“The truth is, there were two loves in Mr. Hoppy’s life. One was his flowers. The other was his secret love that he kept all to himself. Like so many secrets, it was the most important thing of all about him. Because Mr. Hoppy was in love… with the girl downstairs.”

(“the girl” is the vibrant Mrs. Silver, a widow,, probably in her seventies. Mrs. Silver’s balcony is on the floor below Mr. Hoppy’s.  We hear her at around four minutes and thirty-three seconds into the movie when she says “Good morning, Mr. Hoppy.”  Then we see her.    Her main love is her tortoise named Alfie.)

By the end of the first five minutes, I am pulled into the story world.

By the end of the first seven minutes, I am completely hooked with these two characters.

At 13:36 when Mr. Hoppy has the courage to say something personal to Mrs. Silver, he can’t see from his balcony that Mrs. Silver (in her wide-brimmed straw hat) has just inserted earbuds and couldn’t possibly hear him.

At 28:57 we see the second foreshadowing with Mr. Hoppy’s door.

At 54:38 we see the third foreshadowing with that door.

LAUGHING LIFTS DEPRESSION

In the scene where Mr. Hoppy is approaching the lift in the lobby with THE gadget, Mrs. Silver (wearing happy colors) is coming out of the lift. She tells him that she’s going to a dance marathon to raise money for charity and that they need sponsors. Mr. Hoppy says he would like to be a sponsor, would donate a pound. When Mrs. Silver reminds him that this is for charity, he says:
“A pound a minute”

(I laughed out loud; laughing shifts energy, lifts depression. So does smiling for one’s self.  For me, laughing is a stronger elixir.)

I learned these British phrases:

“very good news”  -  In the lift (elevator), Mrs. Silver says:  “What a quiet lift. It’s very good news.”

She calls herself “a silly sausage”

“a good old knees-up” means “to dance”

The little boy’s mother says to her son: “I’m doing dinner.”

 

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In the children’s book, Mrs. Silver never finds out about Mr. Hoppy’s using deception to win her affections; in the movie, her finding out that he used trickery serves as the climax of the story.

In the children’s book, there is no Mr. Pringle;  in the movie, this character serves as archetypes Herald and Trickster and is the person who creates complications for protagonist Mr. Hoppy.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3205394/

Directed by Dearbhla Walsh

Writing Credits:

Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer

Based on the novel by Roald Dahl

 

Stars (in order of appearance in the movie)

    • James Corden
    • Salo Gardner
    • Dustin Hoffman
    • Richard Cordery
    • Judi Dench
    • Awards
      • 1 win & 1 nomination
    In the movie, Mrs. Silver tells Mr. Hoppy and Mr. Springer that her favorite book is THE RAILWAY CHILDREN, children’s book written by E. (Edith) Nesbit

    Sasa's vibrant garden 2024.05.22 photo by Jade

    Thank you for reading my blog post: “Roald Dahl’s story ESIO TROT, Judi Dench, Dustin Hoffman, Balcony Garden, Love, Kindness Themes…Lift Depression”

    Wishing you all the happiness that a vibrant garden would bring.

    Sincerely,

     Teresa Jade LeYung

    My short short movies of Paris 2024
    https://m.youtube.com/@teresajadeleyung/videos

    http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog on Wellness, Themes, Archetypes
    Published author, blogger, lover of Paris (France), Writing Coach, Photo Historian Teresa Jade LeYung says:
    “I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”

    Love Made Of Heart ®

     

     

     

     

     

    2024 May 29, 17:55;  May 30, 12:04 – at Chez SGC, California USA

    Sasa's roses - photo by Teresa Jade LeYung, May 2024

    Dear Readers,

    Bonjour.

    The suffering in this world …  the enormities of disasters … what can I do to ease the pain?

    I have faith that if I share information relating to health which I’ve been fortunate to gain, surely the energy would help someone who would help someone else, on and on.

    I am staying at dear friends’ home, however, not near wonderful chiropractor Dr. Jae Reed, D.C. https://azureskychiro.com/ to get treatments – Neuro Integration System and Neuro Emotional Technique…

    Luckily, I found another wonderful chiropractor – Dr. Kerry Lilley, D.C.  https://chiropracticbenicia.com/

    baguette sandwich, quiche, greens - photo by Teresa Jade LeYung, Paris FRANCE 2024


    Why do I need a chiropractor?


    The apartment in Paris I was in from March 1 – 26 was beautifully furnished, however, the person (who lived in the apartment above the one I was in) did not honor “Apartment-Living Rules”.  She would come home at all hours… walk in clunky shoes (fast walking too), and, she probably had removed floor rugs. The vibrations rolling across parquet floor when the entire building is quiet = unhealthy energy over my head.

    Around 3:00am on March 4th,  my brain so tired from the disturbance… I thought taking a shower would do me good.

    I forgot that the high-wall bathtub … I would need to “ride side saddle” going in and coming out.

    I fell.. coming out of the tub.


    The height of the bathtub wall is 22 inches while the distance from my knee joint to my foot is about 16 inches.

    [ Thank you, Marisa, for having taught me how to fall safely (Aikido wisdom) https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/mountain-turtle-marisa/ ]

    At the time, I thought only my right knee sustained minimal impact.  Wrong.

    During my last two weeks in City of Light… my wanting to join my friends, I used Le Métro (Paris subway) … oh the stairs and more stairs … I realized that the right side of my body had been injured.


    Last week, I learned from Dr. Lilley what the Psoas muscles are.

    Today (May 29), during treatment, I asked Dr. Lilley to examine my wrists. Why are they achy with heat?

    She said:
    “Your smart body knows what to do. The heat you’re feeling in your wrists is your body’s way to release the trauma. Drink water. When exhaling, release the out breath twice. Release the trauma. Increase vitamin C for the time being.”

    I thank Dr. Kerry Lilley https://chiropracticbenicia.com/, Dr. Jae Reed https://azureskychiro.com/, Stephanie Wilger, NC https://stephaniewilgernc.net/,

    Dr. Amy Grace Lam https://www.vibrationalenergywellness.com/, Marie-Christine Cornet https://www.mariechristinecornet.com/,

    Gilles Marin https://www.chineitsang.com/, and all the healers who have taught me how to listen to my Brain-Body communicate… how to continue fostering the Smart Body.

    I thank everyone who has encouraged me to seek help.

    I thank everyone who plays a role in helping me find ways to Wellness.

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    “The Essential Role of the Psoas Muscle”

    By: Stephen Falatyn, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon

    https://www.spine-health.com/blog/essential-role-psoas-muscle

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    This month, the writer who is supplying inspiration is Mr. George Carlin.

    At 9:42 into the compilation of interviews … Mr Carlin says “Write everything down… Write write write your ideas. And classify them… to find them later.”
    About humanity… he said that if there were only ten people, dropped off onto this planet… the ten people would ask each other:
    “Is every body okay?” “Let’s get something to eat.”    “That’s what any society says, but we don’t.  Property rights over people’s rights.”
    The gift of nourishment – here’s Sabine’s jambalaya cooked with love, in Paris 2024; Marie-Christine also gifted beautiful home-cooking. So did Nan! So did Sasa!
    Nadia, Deborah, MaryT, Arlene, chere Claude, Françoise, Emmanuelle, Theresa and John, fashion designer JOCCELYN https://joccelyn.com/provided delicious treats! And, merci beaucoup to the dear hearts who gifted Euros for beautiful food! Everywhere I go, friends offer delicious nourishment.  I am grateful!
    Looking, sorting photos, renaming photo file names (memories from March 1, 2024 to May 19, 2024 in France with people I care about) distract Beautiful Brain, lifts Depression.

    Stewart Interviews George Carlin

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nCGGWeD_EJk

    Did you know he had a sitcom The George Carlin Show (1994-1995)?

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    This morning, while thinking about dear NN and her soothing phone voice perfect for customer service … I believe that Mr. George Carlin inspired me

    to search:

    “Are there programs to train seniors to work from home?”

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    Story Consultant Teresa Jade LeYung says: “When illness takes us onto a Hero’s Journey”

    https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/story-consultant-teresa-jade-leyung-says-when-illness-takes-us-onto-a-heros-journey-2/

     

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    BOOKS, Our Immune System, Our Beautiful Ever-Changing Brain, Our Internal Organs, Our Body and Vitality!

    https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/books-our-immune-system-our-beautiful-ever-changing-brain-our-internal-organs-our-body-and-vitality-2/

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    Thank you for reading my blog post: “Paris Bathtub, Aikido Safe Fall, Apartment Neighbor, Le Métro Stairs, Psoas Muscle, Chiropractors, the George Carlin Show”

     

    photo by Teresa Jade LeYung 2024 Paris

    May beautiful food, clean water, clean air, laughter and quiet always be yours to enjoy!

    Sincerely,

    Teresa Jade LeYung

     

    http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com  goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog on Wellness, Themes, Archetypes
    Published author, blogger, lover of Paris home life (France), writing coach, story  consultant, photo historian
    Teresa Jade LeYung says:
    “I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”


    Love Made Of Heart ®

     

     

     

    06:49 le 10 mai 2024 France

    13:36 May 21, 2024 California USA

    08:24 May 23, 2024; published 17:08 May 23, 2024

    Bonjour Everyone,

    I wish you peace and joy.

    So much sadness on this planet … a smile brings light to my heart … perhaps if we all smile with our hearts, this planet would smile back.

     

    These books written In English (by the way … Maria Kawah Leung’s illustrated children’s book is in English and Chinese) and these French films inspired courage while I was in France and departing France.

     

    AUTHORS

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    Christopher K. Eng -  FINDING ALOHA IN GRIEF: Memoir of an American Pastor, Chaplain, and T’ai-Chi Sifu

    https://www.amazon.com/FINDING-ALOHA-GRIEF-American-Chaplain/dp/B0CMMXK36Y

     

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    Edward C. Hartshorn - Ghosts of the Big Sandy River

    https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Sandy-River-Edward-Hartshorn/dp/1953198007/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2WFQH3L0C519G&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.P4yaS8mqImgUnEM3bhFDc4KmFh_24mc3b99kwPk2kg_GjHj071QN20LucGBJIEps.WAcgNxL8okHAq-KjZUFPf_6iIhzLxmDNY6a7bXj1lb4&dib_tag=se&keywords=Edward+C.+Hartshorn&qid=1716330340&s=books&sprefix=edward+c.+hartshorn%2Cstripbooks%2C136&sr=1-1

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    Geneva Dinwiddie -  Sister Hold My Hand: Together We Stand

    https://www.amazon.com/Sister-Hold-My-Hand-Together/dp/0990491536/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2FW8AFNI2ZS0R&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.9SswpnbgX1AYqHSKWpwYCw.mwlYaHwtXfoheCmuo3F891X-fZyOd952kLfYNE0KF0M&dib_tag=se&keywords=Geneva+Dinwiddie&qid=1716330446&s=books&sprefix=geneva+dinwiddie+%2Cstripbooks%2C151&sr=1-1

     

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    Maria Kawah Leung – Little Heroes of Bay Street: And How They Stay Strong in an Unhappy Home (English and Chinese Edition – Simplified Characters)

    https://mariakawah.com/

    LITTLE HEROES OF BAY STREET available in 3 formats – hardcover; paperback; e-book

    https://www.amazon.com/Little-Heroes-Bay-Street-Simplified-ebook/dp/B08L6224B1/ref=sr_1_1?dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.zDIlOfdDzUkroUm4hqmM3g.sTq-RTuzsN25umBsRZM2-K4PlR7PocBmfDj_pJpGaK0&dib_tag=se&qid=1716329589&refinements=p_27%3AMaria+Kawah+Leung&s=digital-text&sr=1-1&text=Maria+Kawah+Leung

    Interview with Dr. Kim McMillon https://youtu.be/p-YMEPfwp2Q

    Maria Kawah Leung’s singing  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CB0s2phx3Xg

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    Scott James’s latest book -  Trial by Fire: A Devastating Tragedy, 100 Lives Lost, and a 15-year Search for Truth

    https://www.scottjameswriter.com/

     

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     French movies

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    Clémentine Chérie (1964) Pierre Doris, Adrienne Servantie, France Anglade | French Comedy; directed by Pierre Chevalier

    – a story about how female youth and perceived physical beauty is a convenience in this particular society, and, the invention of a stretchy fabric for bathing suits which turns out to be invisible on photographs and live television. I wonder how many bathing suits will be in the garbage when women realize that while the fabric “shapes and contains” their body, photographs of their body fat and skin compressed and redistributed might be perceived as the opposite of beauty.  A fun and clever script.

    Merci beaucoup, Youtube.com channel CultCinemaClassics, pour https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=x8z18_yP_yw

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056938/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1

    Writing Credits

    Jean Bellus (cartoons)
    Jean Bellus (scenario)
    Michel Fermaud (scenario)
    Jean-José Richer (scenario)

     

    Adaptation et dialogues de

    Michel Fermaud

    Jean-José Richer

    Jean Bellus

    Pierre Chevalier

    The first scene is inside the ornate department store Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann. Even though the movie is a black-and-white film, one can see the grandeur of this place.

    https://haussmann.galerieslafayette.com/en/culture-and-heritage/ states:

     

    “From the 19th century to the present day, from a small haberdashery to a huge institution, discover the history of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann….”

     

     Here’s my photo (of a section of the stained glass dome of Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann) taken on August 30, 2017

    image taken by photo historian Teresa Jade LeYung August 30, 2017 - Margie and Anna are in original image; Sasa led Part II of our Paris pilgiamage

     

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    LAST DANCEwidower Germain (François Berléand) finds a way to fulfill an agreement with his beloved wife.

    Merci beaucoup, Youtube.com channel ScreenInternational, pour

    Writer and Director:  Delphine Lehericey

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     Nouveau Départ (2023) / New Beginnings (2023)

    A husband takes action in an attempt to reignite his wife’s passion for him.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt22397870/fullcredits?ref_=tt_ov_wr_sm

    Directed by

    Philippe Lefebvre

    Writing Credits

    Philippe Lefebvre (scenario) &
    Maria Pourchet (scenario)
    Juan Vera (original screenplay: ‘El amor menos pensado’) &
    Daniel Cúparo (original screenplay: ‘El amor menos pensado’)
    Merci beaucoup, Youtube.com channel Unifrance , pour https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zBbfsZVnkew

    New Beginnings (2023) / Nouveau Départ (2023) – Trailer

     

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    SECOND TOUR

    Un film de Albert Dupontel, avec Cécile de France, Albert Dupontel et Nicolas Marié

     

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    Île-de-France

    My pal Sabine and I wondered what”Île-de-France” includes.  https://www.britannica.com/place/Ile-de-France-region-France explains …

    Île-de-France, région of France encompassing the north-central départements of Val-d’Oise, Seine-et-Marne, Seine-Saint-Denis, Ville-de-Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne, Essonne, and Yvelines. Île-de-France is bounded by the régions of Hauts-de-France to the north, Grand Est to the east, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the southeast, Centre to the south, and Normandy to the northwest. The capital is Paris. Area 4,637 square miles (12,011 square km). Pop. (1999) 10,952,011; (2014 est.) 12,027,565.

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    Thank you for reading my blog post “Books Written In English and French Films that Inspired Courage while I was In France and Departing France”.

    I wish you peace in every way.

    Sincerely,

    Teresa Jade LeYung

    http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com  goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog on Wellness, Themes, Archetypes
    Published author, blogger, lover of Paris home life (France), writing coach, story  consultant, photo historian
    Teresa Jade LeYung says: “I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”


    Love Made Of Heart ®

     

    2023 November 13 California

    Hello, Everyone!

    I wish you total wellness!

    Please help spread the word.

    Compassionate Dr. Kim McMillon is teaching ONLINE class

    first four Saturdays in December 2023

    December 2, 9, 16, 23

    10:00am to 1:00pm

    U.S. Pacific Time

    “THE POETRY OF HEALING: THE BODY” – ONLINE class

    at San Francisco Creative Writing Institute

    https://sfwriting.institute/events/the-poetry-of-healing-the-body/

    cost:  $395.00
    In this 4-week workshop, Body Memoir-Healing with Poetry, we stand as flowers watered by healing words. Our bodies are a memoir to ourselves. We will write poems to our hearts, minds, bodies, and emotions. The most important person in this course is you. You will use words to create poetry that celebrates you.
    This class is open to all. You don’t need to have ever written a poem. This is an opportunity to explore yourself through words that you create. We will also read poems that you select that support your discovery of how exceptional and beautiful you are.
    The poems you create are meant to be a memoir about how you celebrate, explore, and support yourself.

     

    INSTRUCTOR: Kim McMillon, Ph.D.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Dr. Kim McMillon is a producer, playwright, and contributor to the anthology Some Other Blues: New Perspectives on Amiri Baraka (Ohio University Press, 2021).
    McMillon is the editor of Willow Books’ anthology Black Fire—This Time published March 15, 2022.
    She is also the host of Berkeley Community Media’s Bay Area Artbeat.
    McMillon produced the Dillard University-Harvard Hutchins Center Black Arts Movement 2016 Conference in New Orleans, and with UC Merced’s Center for the Humanities, ASUCM, and the Office of Student Life, Ms. McMillon co-produced the 2014 UC Merced Black Arts Movement Conference, Fifty Years On.
    McMillon edited the April 2018 special edition of The Journal of PAN African Studies on the Black Arts Movement and contributed a chapter on the Black Arts Movement to the Black Power Encyclopedia (1965-1975), a two-volume reference work that explores the emergence and evolution of the Black Power Movement in the United States.
    McMillon produced, wrote, and starred in her one-woman show, Confessions of a Thespian: When Spirit & Theatre Collide, directed by Margo Hall and staged at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley, CA in March 2000.
    McMillon also produced, wrote and directed VOYAGES, which premiered at the Nova Theatre in San Francisco in March 1986, and was produced at Zellerbach Playhouse in August 1987. In January 1988, Berkeley’s Black Repertory Group produced Voyages. A musical excerpt from Voyages was staged at the Merced Multicultural Arts Center on February 4, 2023.

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    I am grateful to:

    ***
    Kim McMillon, Ph.D. (poet, playwright, producer, editor, teacher, interviewer, talk-show host, her name synonymous with Black Arts Movement conferences and reference work) who encouraged to put pen to paper 40 years ago.  https://www.facebook.com/kim.mcmillon
    ***
    Stephanie Wilger, NC for Chi Nei Tsang, Breast Wellness, Nutrition  https://stephaniewilgernc.net/
    ***
    Dr. Jae Reed D.C. for Neuro Integration System (N.I.S.) and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) https://azureskychiro.com/
    ***
    Amy Grace Lam, Ph.D.  https://www.vibrationalenergywellness.com who taught me how to ask my Body questions.
    Amy’s artist website https://www.amygracelam.com/  Her poem “The Remember Bones” https://www.kalw.org/show/bay-poets/2023-02-06/the-remember-bones-by-poet-amy-grace-lam
    ***
    Loduskia “Dusky” Pierce, MFT  http://www.duskyswondersite.com/about/ who taught me EMDR and EFT and gave me grief counseling numerous times.
    ***
    Gilles Marin, master teacher and practitioner of Chi Nei Tsang, who gave me new hope on my journey.
    USA: https://www.chineitsang.com/   France: http://chineitsang.marin.free.fr/
    ***
    Marie-Christine Cornet in France who taught me to be gentle with self wherever I am  http://www.mariechristinecornet.com/
    ***
    Stephanie Doucette, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. OM, for her kindness and acupuncture treatments
    ***
    Danielle Rosenman, M.D. for coaching me in Neuroplasticity at the beginning of my journey in the autumn of 2020

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    Thank you for reading my blog posts.

    I wish YOU vibrant health and happiness always!

    Sincerely,

    Teresa_Jade_LeYung,_photo_by_Nan_and_MEK

    Teresa Jade LeYung

    (formerly Teresa LeYung-Ryan)
    author Love Made of Heart - the mother-daughter novel (archived at the San Francisco History Center)
    author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days
    author of the Talking To My Dead Mom monologues
    author of all the blog posts at https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/

     

    Writing Coach Teresa says:

    “I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”


    Love Made Of Heart ®

    2023 October 30, 13:38 California

    Dear Readers,

    I wish you total wellness.

    I celebrate everyone connected to Artist / Curator / Educator Cynthia Tom and “A Place of Her Own” ™ – all alumni, teachers, supporters, friends, families, community partners.  https://www.aplaceofherown.org/

    I am grateful to dear Linda and Tom who led me to Cynthia Tom who gave me a safe place to use my voice in her program A Place of Her Own ™…  who led me to Dr. Amy Grace Lam who taught me  how to ask my Body questions … who led me to Dr. Jae Reed, DC who is guiding me to Wellness through Neuro Integration System (N.I.S.) and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) treatments

     

    A Place of Her Own ™ alumni of all the years and all supporters,
    If you would like to share your hello and  announce your upcoming events, click on the headline of this blog post  [ Teresa Jade LeYung celebrates everyone connected to Artist / Curator / Educator Cynthia Tom and “A Place of Her Own” ™ ]  then scroll down this blog post to see  the words “Leave a Reply”… after you have typed your information into the boxes, be sure to click “Submit Comment”

     

    2018 A PLACE OF HER OWN ™ opening reception group photo by artist and teacher Cris Matos; Cynthia Tom standing in the center wearing pink

     

    WHAT? 
    A PLACE OF HER OWN™ (founded by renowned artist / curator / educator Cynthia Tom)  is a culturally informed, art-based healing and transformation 6-month program consisting of weekly workshops, culminating in a professional art exhibition.
    Mission: 
    A PLACE OF HER OWN™ (PLACE) is an art-based healing organization dedicated to sparking and sustaining the well-being and activism of women

    *****

    In November 2017 my dear friend Sue said to me: “Teresa, I thought of you when I saw the word ‘transformation’ on Cynthia Tom’s 2018 class brochure A Place of Her Own™”

    *****

    The 6-month program began in January 2018. During Week 2, while listening to classmates talk about their dreams to let go of ancestral traumas … my chronic sore throat symptoms went away.

    *****

    One day in April, 2018  dear Sasa Southard helped me craft my “artist statement” when we were eating le petit déjeuner  then déjeuner at Coquelicot in Montmartre, Paris.

    *****

    In my May 7, 2018 blog post:

    “Over six months of Exploring and Naming Hungry Ghosts (examine and challenge beliefs that hold me back and the exploration of my family patterns not just those of my parents’ but also of my ancestors’ traumas linked to world history of slavery, colonization, forced migration, oppression), Releasing Hungry Ghosts, Claiming MY PLACE, and Proclaiming MY PLACE … I, Teresa Jade LeYung, give a thousand thanks to creator and lead teacher of A PLACE OF HER OWN ™ Cynthia Tom, assistant teachers Maggie Yee and Natalie Sacramento, my dear classmates (Julie Andersen, Frances Cachapero, Norma Carrera, Kristi Chan, Angie Dumagsa, Elizabeth Esqueda, Ashleigh Heinichen, Tomo Hirai, Ahran Lee, Grace Hwang Lynch, Teresa Jade LeYung-Ryan, Patricia Zamora), guest artist-speakers Cris Matos, Angela Bau, Reiko Fujii,  Irene Wibawa, and Brian Garvey (the gent who helps us and our work get to classroom ‘on time’ every Thursday),  Asian American Women Artists Association,  Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition, and all the dear hearts who encouraged me to enroll in this residency program six months ago.”

    https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/story-theme-consultant-teresa-leyung-ryan-aka-found-object-artist-teresa-jade-leyung/

    *****

    My July 15, 2018 blog post:

    Dear Readers of http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog

    I wish you all wellness and joy.

    This post is to acknowledge the dear folks who have encouraged and inspired me as I made my debut as a Found-Object Artist.  Whether or not they were there in person, I humbly thank everyone as I go forward with a new perspective!

    https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/story-theme-consultant-teresa-leyung-ryan-living-beauty-full-life-as-teresa-jade-leyung/

     

     *****

    Nov 18, 2017, San Rafael, CA - artist Cynthia Tom, a panel of Cynthia's "Accepting the I Am" triptych, Teresa Jade LeYung, Margie Yee Webb

     

     

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    Teresa Jade LeYung with her art "“Four Desks For the Four Femmes In Me”" photo by artist Irene Wibawa

    My 2018 artist statement for A PLACE OF HER OWN Exhibition which ran May 12 through June 24, 2018 at J-SEI in Emeryville, California.

    Teresa Jade LeYung

    Four smoothened wood boxes represent my dream home ? a place where I can balance the four areas of my life.  The green, blue, pink, gold (from paintings and mixed media art created by Cynthia Tom, Cris Matos, Chandra Garsson, Maria K.W. Leung) represent my affinity with Nature.

    I dream of four desks so that I would not have to constantly clear off table space to make room for one project while having to put away my other projects.

    All that I do and want to do are equally precious to me.  Just as there are four points on a compass, my four desks will allow me to go forward with my work with clarity.

    And, when I say work, I am talking about what makes me want to get up each morning with a smile on my face and a spring in my walk.  I think beauty. I become beauty.

    I transform “I was” to “I AM”

    I was a child witness to family violence.

    I was a frightened immigrant.

    I was an adult receiver of violence.

    I AM Teresa Jade LeYung who speaks openly through my writing and advocacy, my immigrant experience, and my knowing beauty.  As an author, a story consultant, and a found-object artist and student of A PLACE OF HER OWN™, I empower women to transform their own stories.  I think beauty. I AM beauty. Please visit me at http://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/

     

    photo_by_Nan_and_MEK

     

    Thank you for reading my blog post:  “Teresa Jade LeYung celebrates everyone connected to Artist / Curator / Educator Cynthia Tom and “A Place of Her Own”™”

    Wishing you total wellness and happiness!

    Sincerely,

    Teresa Jade LeYung

    Love Made Of Heart ®

     

     

    • 2023 Oct 19, 16:56 Thursday; Oct 21, 00:25; Oct 22, 14:23; Oct 23, 20:22; October 26, 12:52pm California

      Hello  Everyone,

      I wish you total wellness.

      I am grateful to all the people who care about my wellness / who teach me how to look for the goodness in obstacles / who inspire me to be happy, in spite of illness.  

    • So many people suffer silently – their illnesses don’t display overt signs like wearing a cast or a splint.  Whenever someone asks me the question “How are you doing?” …  I feel gratitude and I reply “Thank you for asking.”  (That’s all… I don’t go into details except with close friends. Just grateful that the person asked)  Whenever I ask someone that question… I am prepared to stop and listen.

    • This past month, while my Body/Brain continues to learn from Neuro Integration System (N.I.S.) and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) treatments from Dr. Jae Reed, DC, and, from Chi Nei Tsang treatments from Stephanie Wilger, NC …  I have been listening to  interviews with Christopher Vogler posted on YouTube channel “Film Courage”.  Mr. Vogler is the author of The Writer”s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers.

    • Christopher Vogler’s 12 steps of the Hero’s Journey

    • Ordinary World

      Call To Adventure

      Refusal Of The Call

      Meeting Of The Mentor

      Crossing The Threshold (Launch Into The Special World)

      Tests, Allies, Enemies

      Approach To The Inmost Cave

      The Ordeal

      Reward

      The Chase

      Resurrection

      Return With Elixir

    • Illness propels us to all the stages of a Hero’s Journey, whether we want to go or not; for me, the stages are repeating – I would feel better, then worse, then better… My Body knows so much more than my conscious Brain.

                As Dr. Amy Grace Lam’s poem says: “Maybe we only need to ask, ask our remember bones.”

    • All the cells in our body perform as archetypes on our journeys / in our stories.

    • Thank you, Philipp Dettmer, for your book Immune: A Journey into the Mysterious System That Keeps You Alive.  Mr. Dettmer is the creator of the popular science YouTube channel “Kurzgesagt—In a Nutshell”  https://www.youtube.com/@kurzgesagt/videos


    • Christopher Vogler’s 8 types of Archetypes/Characters

    • Hero

      Herald

      Mentor

      Threshold Guardian

      Ally

      Shapeshifter

      Shadow

      Trickster

      The person who introduced story-telling to me was my mother who was a school teacher in Hong Kong before she immigrated to the USA; she told me stories – translations of Aesop’s Fables. Even though I don’t remember details of the fables, I do recall how a character’s “cleverness” or “perseverance” can get one out of trouble.

      (Thank you, the folks at https://www.umass.edu/aesop/fables.php, for showing Aesop’s Fables.)

      The person who told me about the book that would inspire me to write about my experiences is Dr. Susan Thackrey, Ph.D. who taught me compassion.

      The author who wrote that book (The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts) is Maxine Hong Kingston.

      In 1998 award-winning writer Martha Alderson (who would become The Plot Whisperer https://marthaalderson.com/books-and-ebooks/) introduced me to Christopher Volger’s book The Writer”s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers.

      Fast forward to 2023…

      To my client, compassionate author Edward C. Hartshorn, I am cheering for you and all your characters in your new book. May you gain more aha moments listening to the interviews with Christopher Vogler.

    • Thank you, YouTube channel “Film Courage”https://m.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLez8jOvskc-OFbFPTf03N8PZBwcjK5VJt for posting the 11 videos of Mr. Christopher Vogler

    • Joseph Campbell (author of  The Hero with a Thousand Faces)  was Mr. Vogler’s mentor
      Carl Jung https://www.britannica.com/biography/Carl-Jung (Angel Suzanne, I am thinking of you)
      Archetypes
      Characters
      Mythology
      Gods and Goddesses

      Fairy Tales
      Stories
      Movies
      Films
      Books
      Metaphors
      Symbols

     

    12 Stages Of The Hero’s Journey – Christopher Vogler 22:48

    8 Common Character Types Writers Should Know – Christopher Vogler 17:31

    The Hero’s Journey Is Not A Formula – Christopher Vogler 12:33

    This Is Why It Doesn’t Matter If Every Story Has Been Told – Christopher Vogler 11:23

    How Writers Can Use Symbols To Improve Their Stories – Christopher Vogler 11:01

    How The Hero’s Journey Helps Writers With Their Characters – Christopher Vogler 12:13

    Impact Of Myths And Fairy Tales On Modern Stories – Christopher Vogler 11:01

    You Don’t Have To Suffer To Be An Artist But You Should Understand This – Christopher Vogler 13:38

    The Big Problem With American Movies – Christopher Vogler 9:03

    How To Write A Character’s Death – Christopher Vogler 16:05

    A thousand thanks to Mr. CHRISTOPHER VOGLER and his book  THE WRITER’S JOURNEY: Mythic Structure for Writers

    I am grateful to beloved LAH who directly / indirectly led me to many of  these remarkable healers:

    ***

    Stephanie Wilger, NC for Chi Nei Tsang, Breast Wellness, Nutrition  https://stephaniewilgernc.net/

    ***

    Dr. Jae Reed D.C. for Neuro Integration System (N.I.S.) and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) https://azureskychiro.com/

    ***

    Amy Grace Lam, Ph.D.  https://www.vibrationalenergywellness.com who taught me how to ask my Body questions.

    Amy’s artist website https://www.amygracelam.com/  Her poem “The Remember Bones” https://www.kalw.org/show/bay-poets/2023-02-06/the-remember-bones-by-poet-amy-grace-lam

    ***

    Loduskia “Dusky” Pierce, MFT  http://www.duskyswondersite.com/about/ who taught me EMDR and EFT and gave me grief counseling numerous times.

    ***

    Gilles Marin, master teacher and practitioner of Chi Nei Tsang, who gave me new hope on my journey.
    USA: https://www.chineitsang.com/   France: http://chineitsang.marin.free.fr/

    ***

    Marie-Christine Cornet in France who taught me to be gentle with self wherever I am  http://www.mariechristinecornet.com/

    ***

    Stephanie Doucette, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. OM, for her kindness and acupuncture treatments

    ***

    Danielle Rosenman, M.D. for coaching me in Neuroplasticity (I achieved success in training my Brain to stop sending chronic pain signals) at the beginning of my journey in the autumn of 2020; 

    Dr. Michael Moskowitz’s and Dr. Marla Golden’s workbook, webinars, brain graphics, and more..

     

    TRANSFORMING THE BRAIN IN PAIN: NEUROPLASTIC TRANSFORMATION

    http://www.neuroplastix.com  

    https://shop.neuroplastix.com/Neuroplastic-Transformation-Workbook-92-W8PZ-LIIY.htm


    Thank you for reading my blog post:

    Story Consultant Teresa Jade LeYung says: “When illness takes us onto a Hero’s Journey”

    I wish YOU total wellness!

    Sincerely,

    photo of Teresa by Teresa’s beloved mentor Lynn Scott

    https://lynnscott.wordpress.com/category/memoir-a-joyful-encountermy-mother-my-alzheimer-clients-and-me/

    Teresa Jade LeYung

    (formerly Teresa LeYung-Ryan)

    author Love Made of Heart - the mother-daughter novel (archived at the San Francisco History Center)

    author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days

    author of the Talking To My Dead Mom monologues

    author of all the blog posts at https://lovemadeofheart.com/blog/

     

    Writing Coach Teresa says:

    “I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”


    Love Made Of Heart ®

     

    http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com  goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog

    2023 October 15, 16 California; Blog Post  #622

    Dear Readers,

    I wish you vibrant health and happiness always.

     

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    Love Made of Heart (mother-daughter love story) by Teresa LeYung-Ryan

    October 2023 marks the 21st anniversary of my mother-daughter novel LOVE MADE OF HEART

    Written by Teresa LeYung-Ryan (now Teresa Jade LeYung)

    In loving memory of Rita Leung (Yun Yuet Kwai), Yun Gim How, Yue Shue Ngun, Leung Tai Oy, Carmen Ryan, Lisa Craft, Angie Hu.

    My deepest gratitude to everyone who has been supportive of my work.

    https://lovemadeofheart.com/Love-Made-of-Heart-a-Daughter,-a-Mother,-a-Journey-Through-Mental-Illness.html

     

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    October 2023 marks the third anniversary of the delightfully illustrated children’s book

    LITTLE HEROES OF BAY STREET: And How They Stay Strong in an Unhappy Home

    Written by Maria Kawah Leung; Ilustrated by Maria Kawah Leung, Sandra Elyse Chavez, Maren Sleire Aasgaard

    Dedicated to: Rita Yuet Kwai Yun and Pak Chung Leung

    https://mariakawah.com/

     

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    These past weeks, while my nervous system is learning  from Neuro Integration System (N.I.S.) treatments and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) treatments from Dr. Jae Reed, D.C. and is continuing to learn from Chi Nei Tsang treatments from Stephanie Wilger, NC … watching / listening to these two British TV series written by Bob Larbey have given me much joy.

    Bob Larbey wrote all 26 episodes of

    A FINE ROMANCE

    British TV series 1981-1984 (starring Judi Dench as Laura;  Michael Williams as Mike; Susan Penhaligon as Laura’s sister Helen; Richard Warwick as Helen’s husband Phil)

    Thank you, YouTube channel users, for posting episodes https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=A+FINE+ROMANCE+full+episodes

    According to  https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083416/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_ql_1

    Series Directed by

    James Cellan Jones (13 episodes, 1981-1982)
    Don Leaver (13 episodes, 1983-1984)
    Graham Evans (unknown episodes)

    Series Writing Credits

    Bob Larbey (by) (26 episodes, 1981-1984)

    Bob Larbey wrote 67 episodes of

    AS TIME GOES BY

    British TV series  1992–2005  Judi Dench as Jean Pargeter; Geoffrey Palmer as Lionel Hardcastle; Moira Brooker as Jean’s daughter Judith; Philip Bretherton as Alistair (Lionel’s book publisher); Jenny Funnell as Sandy (Jean’s employee)

    According to https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105943/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_cl_sm

    Series Directed by

    Sydney Lotterby (67 episodes, 1992-2005)

    Series Writing Credits

    Colin Bostock-Smith (original idea) (66 episodes, 1992-2005)
    Colin Bostock-Smith (based on an original idea by) (1 episode, 1997)
    Bob Larbey (by) (67 episodes, 1992-2005)

    Thank you,  Thinking Out Louder,   for posting  As Time Goes By | BBC RADIO DRAMA

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKJ2lXmVWz4

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sf05x9jwDGY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMq46ByWxLM

     

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    While on https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094452/fullcredits/?ref_=tt_cl_sm  looking up writing credits for British TV series DOUBLE FIRST  1988 (Michael Williams as N.V. Standish) . . . a trailer of the movie EDUCATING RITA appeared.

    Esmonde & Bob Larbey wrote DOUBLE FIRST

     

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    Willy Russell wrote the stage play and screenplay  EDUCATING RITA

    (the movie – starring Michael Caine as Dr. Frank Bryant and Julie Walters as Rita/Susan; Michael Williams as Brian).

    The name “Rita” carries precious symbolism for me and my sister.

    “Educating Rita” – what better inspiration for me as I am being educated on what clear communication is between Brain and Body.  Neuro Integration System (N.I.S.) treatments and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) and Chi Nei Tsang treatments remove obstacles and let my Body repair itself the best way possible -  naturally.

      * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

    I am grateful to these healers and to the folks who led me to them:

    ***

    Stephanie Wilger, NC for Chi Nei Tsang, Breast Wellness, Nutrition  https://stephaniewilgernc.net/

    ***

    Dr. Jae Reed D.C. for Neuro Integration System (N.I.S.) and Neuro Emotional Technique (NET) https://azureskychiro.com/

    ***

    Amy Grace Lam, Ph.D.  https://www.vibrationalenergywellness.com

    ***

    Loduskia “Dusky” Pierce, MFT  http://www.duskyswondersite.com/about/

    ***

    Gilles Marin, master teacher and practitioner of Chi Nei Tsang
    USA: https://www.chineitsang.com/   France: http://chineitsang.marin.free.fr/

    ***

    Marie-Christine Cornet in France:  http://www.mariechristinecornet.com/

    ***

    Stephanie Doucette, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl. OM

    ***

    Danielle Rosenman, M.D.

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    Thank you for reading this blog post entitled: “Love Made of Heart; Little Heroes of Bay Street; A Fine Romance; As Time Goes By; Educating Rita”

    Sincerely,

    Teresa Jade LeYung

    Teresa Jade LeYung wishes everyone peace and wellness!

    photo_by_Nan_and_MEK

    http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com  goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog

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    Writing Coach Teresa says:

    “I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”


    Love Made Of Heart ®

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2023 July 30, 31 California USA

    Bonjour, Everyone,

    I wish you vibrant health, peace and laughter.

    I wonder if Ms. Sylvia Beach, Mr. James Joyce, Mr. George Carlin, and Mr. Preston Sturges are teaching writing classes on Cloud Nine…

    Thank you to all the YouTube channel users who posted these video files –

    Sylvia Beach interview on James Joyce and Shakespeare & Company (1962)

     

    Stephen Fry on Ulysses – James Joyce -

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL_rXp-T4tc&pp=ygUMamFtZXMgam95Y2Ug

     

    The World of James Joyce: His Life & Work documentary (1986)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4IwrHkNUk24

     

    George Carlin – Flying [Live from NYC ’92

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46fOtLfYC4Q

     

    George Carlin – rooting for the comet!

    HBO George Carlin: Again! – Death and Dying

    These past two days, I re-watched

    SULLIVAN’S TRAVELS the movie written and directed by Preston Sturges,

    edited by Stuart Gilmore, starring Joel McCrea and Veronica Lake.
    After opening credits, these words appear on the screen:
    To the memory of those who made us laugh: the motley mountebanks, the clowns, the buffoons, in all times and in all nations, whose efforts have lightened our burden a little, this picture is affectionately dedicated.

    I wish Everyone vibrant health, peace and laughter.

    Teresa Jade LeYung, Paris 2019, photo by NN and MEK

     

     

     

    Sincerely,

    Teresa Jade LeYung,

    formerly Teresa LeYung-Ryan

    Cheering for all writers, editors, publishers, lovers of books, movies, music, and all art forms.

    http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com  goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s BlogWriting Coach Teresa says: “I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”


    Love Made Of Heart ®

    2024  March 31, March 22, March 19,  Jan. 21, Jan. 20;  2023 July 19, June 22, June 21, May 20, April 18, April 8, March 31

    Bonjour Bonsoir Everyone

    I wish you vibrant health. I wish you peaceful heart and happy brain.

    This blog post has taken one year to complete.

    My heart has been heavy – celebrating new Angels but feeling sad, missing these beautiful beings.

     

    La_Tour_Eiffel_seen_from_Le_Trocadéro,_Paris__photo_by_Teresa_Jade_LeYung_img_5425

    I am a better person because of what these Angels have taught me …

    Bardi Rosman Koodrin - Storyteller / Local Hero / Literary Director at San Mateo County Fair https://bardiblog.wordpress.com/about/ taught me quirky comedy and inspired me with her “Carry The Light” stage which was built by her husband artist/muralist Boris Koodrin.

    Kathryn G. McCarty aka Kathy McCarty - Playwright / Director / Teacher  https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2021/06/05/curtain-calls-bay-area-theater-world-loses-leading-light-in-mccarty/

    THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES & V-Day Until the Violence Stops

    Victoria Carlyle Weiland aka Vicki Weiland - Developmental Editor/Book Doctor/Novelist 

    Vicki’s mantra was: “I help writers focus on the vision of their projects.”

    I had designed Vicki’s blog for her https://vickiweiland.wordpress.com/

    In my blog post  “Thank you, Eve Ensler & Kathy McCarty”  Vicki Weiland had commented…

    [ ...  my gratitude to Eve Ensler, and to Kathy McCarty, the production team and cast members, and “Community Violence Solutions” for providing a venue for the production and a local forum to “Stop the violence. Stop the suffering.” While I was unable to be there in person, I was cheering you from the “front row” of my heart! Bravo! Love, Vicki ]

     

    Winifred McCaffrey aka WiniAuthor / Expat https://winifredmccaffrey.wordpress.com/about/ taught me freedom to let go memories that invite stress.

    Lynn Scott   - Author of memoirs, short stories, journals / Activist https://lynnscott.wordpress.com/  taught me how to make decisions from the place called Love.

    Wen Hsu  taught me humility and how not to rely on apps that translate languages word for word.

    Rosemary Clendenen  used to say: “If you drop something on the floor… bend down and pick it up. Good exercise.” (Ron, I am so very sad for you and for all of us who benefited from smiles and kindness from your Rosemary.)

    Suzanne Dove who loved sharing the wisdom of Carl Gustav Jung.

    Rita Lakin -  Author and trail blazer woman writer of television shows taught me the wisdom of humor.

    My father who inspired “Self Be happy.”

    My brother Vitus who loved  the gift of music from The Bee Gees.

    My mother Rita who inspired kindness, generosity, love and beauty.

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    Of course Ms. Jamie Lee Curtis is NOT among the Angels I have listed above.  What Ms. Curtis said in this interview brightened my spirits this year as I grieve.

    “I love doing my job,” says Ms. Jamie Lee Curtis at the VARIETY interview.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIeXdTc3tnw

    I too love doing my job; when my Brain is distracted by work that makes me happy – using words, photos and movies to give thanks to experiences IS my work.

    2024 January 21

    Watching the movie BREATHING LESSONS.

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    Bonne journée

    Bonne soirée

    Wishing you a happy heart!


    Sincerely,
    Teresa Jade LeYung
    http://www.OurBeautifulBrains.com  goes to Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog on Wellness, Themes, Archetypes
    Published author, blogger, lover of Paris (France), Writing Coach Teresa Jade LeYung says:
    “I love helping writers identify the themes in their manuscripts to hook readers, and, build and fortify their platforms before and after publication. Reach out, not stress out.”


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