Category Archives: Healthy Thinking

Three Generations in Japan

My parents, Blair and Carol Ford, lived in Guam when they were first married. My dad was stationed there in the Navy during the Vietnam War. My grandparents, Jennie and Paul Standring, had the opportunity to go and meet them … Continue reading

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Yokohama, Japan

After spending my first three weeks in Ishinomaki, I journeyed by train back south to Tokyo, Japan. In Tokyo we met up with the 14 other foreign exchange students and were presented to the Governor. After meeting my new host … Continue reading

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Ishinomaki, Japan

It was only three weeks of my life, but I was 16 and I was in Ishinomaki, Japan. It was my first time away from the United States and away from my family. I was all alone in a foreign country, where I did not speak the language, and there were only 5 other foreigners in the whole city. Continue reading

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Helpless to Help the Victims of Japan Earthquake & Tsunami March 2011

Forgive me, but when I am upset writing is the only way I can recognize what I am feeling. Writing is one of the most effective methods for me to “deal” with and come to a greater understanding of what … Continue reading

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Japan March 11, 2011

When I first saw these images of Japan, cities where I have been, places I have walked, I was horrified. This wasn’t a hollywood movie I was watching. These were images of towns were my friends and host families live. … Continue reading

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Japan Tsunami- Tears of Sorrow (Part 2)

As I remember it, 2 foreign exchange students, another boy and myself, boarded another train in Sendai and headed for North East towards Ishinomaki, Japan. After a very long day of traveling we still had another couple hours until we … Continue reading

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Japan Tsunami- Tears of Sorrow (Part 1)

I hurt. At 16 years of age, I won an essay contest and I spent 6 weeks of my summer vacation in Japan living with my japanese “families”. I stayed with 2 different families in Ishinomaki, Japan. Ishinomaki is in … Continue reading

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Mother-Afraid of Being Swallowed Up

How dare they celebrate a women who has abandoned her family. Rahna Reiko Rizzuto said she ‘didn’t want to be a mother’ anymore and decided to leave her husband and young children to pursue a career. Continue reading

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Inspiring People

Lance Armstrong, Nein Cheng, Viktor Frankl, Corrie Ten Boom overcame great obstacles in their lives. They share they horrific challenges in their books, that can inspire us to overcome our own challenges in life. Their experiences can help us to learn principles that will empower us to reach deeper and do more than merely survive. They inspire us to live! Continue reading

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Sheyla Hershey- Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) to Blame for Suicide Attempt of Famous Model?

After her implants were removed, Hershey told Houston’s Fox affiliate she was trying to accept her body without her famous bosom, but still longs for her bombshell body. Continue reading

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