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Teresa Jade LeYung’s Blog Post #603  2021 February 26; February 28; March 2; March 3


“Beautiful Brain” Haiku poems

by Teresa Jade LeYung


November 2020

When Brain makes mistake

with endless loop pain signals

I reply with Sooth


Oh Beautiful Brain

Storing experiences

Of pleasure and pain


Brain changes itself

Through learning or ceasing tasks

Retrainable yes


2021 February 28

When Beautiful Brain

changes, for better, for worse

that’s plasticity


2021 March 2

I am THE expert

of my memories and thoughts

Can choose soothing ones


Because I had entered the Haiku poems written in November 2020 to the Jane Underwood Poetry Prize, I couldn’t published them on my blog at the time.  On February 26, 2021, The Writing Salon’s email says that they had received nearly 350 poems. Congratulations to everyone!

The announcement from The Writing Salon says:
The final judge, David Hernandez, has selected Kelly Grace Thomas’s “Nothing Roots or Infertility” as the winning poem. Next Wednesday, March 3, 2021 The Writing Salon will publish the poem at our website. The finalists are Tony Barnstone, Twila Newey, Emily Pulfer-Terino, and Lizabeth Yandel.

The Jane Underwood Poetry Prize was established to celebrate and memorialize Jane Underwood, the founder and long-time director of The Writing Salon who passed away in 2016. Jane was a gifted poet who made The Writing Salon a prominent and respected creative writing school in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was well known for her generous spirit and her direct and encouraging teaching style. A posthumous collection of her poems, entitled When My Heart Goes Dark, I Turn the Porch Light On, was published in 2017.


Thank you to all the folks at The Writing Salon for keeping the writing community strong!

Thank you, Frances Kakugawa (beloved author /poet / teacher / speaker) and your Wordsworth, for inspiring me to compose Haiku poems.

Artist Chandra Garsson's "Jade protected by BIG Angel Wings" To see more Chandra Garsson's works of art -


Thank you for reading this blog post – Author and Theme Consultant Teresa Jade LeYung says: “Beautiful Brain inspires Haiku poems”

For other posts related to our Beautiful Brains and Neuroplasticity  in my blog …  If you look at right side near top of screen, you’ll see the category “Beautiful Brains Neuroplasticity”.  Please click on that category to get all my blog posts pertaining to the topic.


I wish everyone and your Beautiful Brains easy access to BLISS via SOOTHING thoughts; images,; senses (sight, sound, smell, taste, touch); memories,; emotions,; movement; and beliefs.

A thousand thanks to Dr. Michael Moskowitz, Dr. Marla Golden, Dr. Norman Doidge, Dusky Pierce, Dr. Danielle Rosenman, Linda A. Harris, Dr. Amy Grace Lam, Cynthia Tom and her program A PLACE OF HER OWN, Professor Lorimer Moseley, and all the precious people in my life.

Thank you, MT et MYW, for masks; Starry Night mask by Dahlynn & Ken McKowen of WoodstockAndYarn











Love Made Of Heart ®

Teresa Jade LeYung, an American naturalized citizen of Chinese ancestry, is a story/theme consultant, author of LOVE MADE OF HEART (daughter-mother novel archived at the San Francisco History Center and used by college professors), BUILD YOUR WRITER’S PLATFORM & FANBASE IN 22 DAYS (a workbook), and TALKING TO MY DEAD MOM Monologues (the first monologue received an award from Redwood Writers Ten-Minute Play Festival), an alumna of artist Cynthia Tom’s A PLACE OF HER OWN, an advocate for public libraries and public schools, creator of , and, admirer of City of Light. Composing Haiku poems is a new love for LeYung.




The newsletter loaded with resources for writers, readers, and anyone interested in books – published monthly by Dahlynn McKowen & Ken McKowen at Publishing Syndicate LLC  That is the answer to “WHAT is ‘The Wow Principles?”

Here’s a recent issue of the newsletter

Here are book covers of a few of the many titles published by Publishing Syndicate LLC .


Best of the California Coast

Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Cats

NYMB Woman

Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Being a Woman

Stand Up! cover

Stand Up!: 75 Young Activists Who Rock the World and How You Can, Too!


Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Dogs


And here’s a new blog – “Laugh Until You Pee” blog



Ken McKowen, Aquanetta Gordon, Dahlynn McKowen - photo by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

*The “Not Your Mother’s Book” (NYMB) humor anthologies, created by Dahlynn and Ken McKowen, feature stories written by contributors from around the world. NYMB is very different–stories are funny, irreverent and daring. You’ll NEVER READ a sad, sappy or death and dying stories in a NYMB book–EVER!

To date, there are 10 NYMB books available: On Being a Woman; On Dogs; On Being a Stupid Kid (all those baby boomer stories); On Travel; On Being a Parent; On Home Improvement; On Being a Mom; On Family; On Cats; and On Working for a Living. The McKowens are excited about the newest NYMB book, to be released in January 2015: On Sex. There will be 69 stories in that book!

SEE WHAT FUN Dahlynn McKowen and Ken McKowen of Publishing Syndicate LLC and Margie Yee Webb co-creator of Not Your Mother’s Book . . . On Cats had with their fans at the California Capital Book Festival – click here to watch the slideshow on Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s YouTube channel

Cheering for all readers, contributing authors, and fans of Publishing Syndicate LLC and the Not Your Mother’s Book series !

Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan says: “Reach out, not stress out.”

Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan transforms your email signature-blocks, photos and videos, and website descriptions into platform statements . . . to attract target audience/readers . . . before and after publication.  To receive her questionnaire and a complimentary evaluation, visit

To see what fun Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan has with colleagues at Women’s National Book Association, California Writers Club, and California Capital Book Festival, visit

Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days: Attract Agents, Editors, Publishers, Readers, and Media Attention NOW. Click here for print edition. Click here for Kindle edition. “Reach out, not stress out.”


Part 1 – Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s YouTube videos of FEMME: Women Healing the World movie’s Fab Four, their friends/old fans and new fans


Look for links to 4 videos of the FEMME movie screening in this post!

FEMME Women Healing the World in bright light marquee of the historic Crest Theatre, Sacramento, CA -- photo by 22-Day Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan


FEMME Women Healing the World movie's Fab Four pleased with marquee - photo by 22-Day Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan


FEMME: Women Healing the World movie’s Fab Four [ photo - right to left: Director Emmanuel Itier with Producers Nazim Artist,  Celeste Yarnall (also spokeswoman & actress) and Margie Yee Webb who chose the magnificent venue ] pleased with Crest Theatre’s stunning marquee on Dec. 5, 2013, Sacramento, CA.

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FEMME: Women Healing the World  Fab Four proud to see FEMME on Crest Theatre Marquee

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Professor Sheryl Fairchild, Jeff Wilson, Susan Osborn, Ph.D., Producers Margie Yee Webb, Celeste Yarnall & Nazim Artist - photo by 22-Day Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan


Behind the Scenes at Crest Theatre — Screening of FEMME the movie !
* Movie title in bright lights on stunning marquee.
* Director Emmanuel Itier on the phone.
* Author Susan Osborn Ph.D. arrives early to help Producer Margie Yee Webb who chose the historic Crest Theatre which features a stunning gold leaf art deco interior.
* Dress Designer Neva Dinwiddie arrives early and meets Producer/Spokeswoman/Actress Celeste Yarnall.
* Jeff Wilson arrives early to help Producer Nazim Artist stage his exhibit for the evening.
* Professor Sheryl Fairchild was inside the theatre which in 1995 was restored to it’s glittery 1940′s appearance.

What an exciting evening! FEMME = project of love created and directed by Emmanuel Itier, Sharon Stone (executive producer), Celeste Yarnall (producer, spokeswoman, actress), Nazim (artist, producer), Margie Yee Webb (producer, author of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings), and a BIG list of women & men healing the world !


Jeff Wilson, femme Kimberly A. Edwards, FEMME Producer Margie Yee Webb and 2 more femmes Meredith Kennedy & Jill Smith--photo by Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan


FEMME: Women Healing the World Director Emmanuel Itier and Producers Margie Yee Webb, Celeste Yarnall, Nazim Artist greet movie goers Dec. 5, 2013
If you couldn’t attend this delightfully memorable event (the screening of the award-winning documentary Femme: Women healing the World and Q&A ), please visit   and watch the trailer! “Join the FEMME WOMEN & MEN Healing the World MOVEMENT!” says Teresa LeYung-Ryan
The Dec. 5, 2013 screening was presented by Producer Margie Yee Webb at the historic Crest Theatre in Sacramento, CA. Joining Producer Margie Yee Webb at the remarkable event were Director Emmanuel Itier, Producer/Spokeswoman/Actress Celeste Yarnall & Producer Nazim Artist. The movie-goers chatting with the Fabulous Four were Women and Men all healing the world too.

These videos are by author & 22-Day Writing & Fanbase-Building Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Dress Designer Neva Dinwiddie, FEMME Aleta Kazadi, director Emmanuel Itier, Producer/Spokeswoman/Actress Celeste Yarnall, Andrea Roth and Susan Osborn, Ph.D. are all FEMMEs - photo by 22-Day Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan

What an exciting evening! FEMME = project of love created and directed by Emmanuel Itier,  Celeste Yarnall (producer, spokeswoman, actress), Nazim (artist, producer), Margie Yee Webb (producer, presenter of the Dec. 5, 2013 memorable movie screening), Sharon Stone (executive producer), and a BIG list of women & men healing the world !  Also, Margie Yee Webb is author/photographer of Cat Mulan’s Mindful Musings: Insight and Inspiration for a Wonderful Life.  Dr. Celeste Yarnall is co-author of The Complete Guide to Holistic Cat Care: An Illustrated Handbook. Margie met Celeste at members of the Cat Writers’ Association; the femme-heart connection began there, which inspired Margie to join Celeste (and Nazim) who had already joined Director Emmanuel Itier of FEMME: Women Healing the World.

producer Margie Yee Webb (in red dress) greets actress Arlene Barshinger while Eric Dadmehr chats with Nazim Artist - photo by Coach Teresa


Producer Nazim Artist happy to meet Ken McKowen, Teresa T., Dahlynn McKowen- photo by 22-Day Writing Coach Teresa


Community leader Linda Harris cheers for FEMME producer Margie Yee Webb; women & men support FEMME by healing the world their way -- photo by author Teresa LeYung-Ryan

Soon . . . Part 2 – Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan’s YouTube videos of FEMME: Women Healing the World movie’s “Fab Four” with their friends/old fans and new fans

Click here to see official trailer of FEMME: Women Healing the World


Publishing Syndicate’s Dahlynn McKowen writes about Kathi Kamen Goldmark’s band at American Library Association

Thank you, author Margie Yee Webb, for directing me to the feature story by Dahlynn McKowen in July 2012 edition of e-newsletter The Wow Principles–from Publishing Syndicate:

“Books and Good Old Rock ‘n’ Roll” story about attending the American Library Association Show and Kathi Kamen Goldmark (author; musician; founder of the band Rock Bottom Remainders)… Kathi, we miss you so very much :(

To read the story, please click here.


Coach Teresa

“Reach out, not stress out, to materialize your dearest dreams.”

Writing Coach Teresa LeYung-Ryan helps her clients identify themes, universal archetypes, front-story and back-story. As coach and author of Build Your Writer’s Platform & Fanbase In 22 Days, she says: “Make your name synonymous with the issues you write about, whether  you’re writing fiction or nonfiction.”
Teresa has built her own platform happily;  her novel  Love Made of Heart and her short play Answer Me Now carry the themes closest to her heart:   mother-daughter relationship, and, speaking openly about stigmas attached to mental illness.

Please visit her website &  blog

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