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8 Ways To Happiness

With Dr. Marissa Pei

Published on: Aug 31, 2018

An important part of life is valuing yourself and knowing that you are exactly as you are. That is something that can either make or break you as a human being. Growing up, Dr. Marissa Pei was not proud of her Chinese roots. She was a Canadian-born Chinese in a predominantly German town in Kitchener, Canada. Being the only Chinese girl growing up in the school, she was made fun of a lot. In hindsight, Marissa is now grateful that she is Chinese. She says embracing your roots serves as a helping point for those who are not happy with all parts of them. She says her journey has been a wonderful one because it chiseled her into valuing all aspects of herself, which is a life journey for human beings on the whole. Marissa talks about her newly launched book, 8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are, and gives her advice to Asian-American women who want to live life loud, to be heard, to be seen, and to be understood.

8 Ways To Happiness with Dr. Marissa Pei

Life is unpredictable and it can often feel impossible to find a balance between what you want and what you have. Perhaps you are feeling trapped or constrained because of your cultural boundaries. Whatever the case, I’m glad you’re here with me. Our guests all have similar backgrounds and traits like me. They have found a way to create a life which gives them the freedom, power and choice to be who they want to be while still respecting their culture. Our guest now is no different.

Dr. Marissa Pei, who is also known as the Asian Oprah, is an organizational psychologist speaking and consulting all over the world, motivating individuals and organizations to be happy 88% of the time. She is the host of Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It: Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa. She had many famous guests on the show like Dr. John Gray, Marianne Williamson, Muhammad Ali‘s daughter, Laila Ali, and many more. Dr. Marissa is also the emcee and celebrity host on the Red Carpet in Hollywood. I’m excited to learn more about Dr. Marissa Pei and her journey. Please join me in welcoming her. Dr. Marissa, I’m glad that you are here. Tell us about your childhood. When did your family come to America? What led you to become an organizational psychologist?

I’m happy to be here, Kimchi. I’m delighted that I could come to your fabulous podcast to talk about Asian women, Asian power and Asian happiness. I was actually born in Canada, not in America. My father came from Shanghai. He was born there. He is the fifth son out of six in a family of ten. He was very wealthy when he was growing up. When the communists came, they took 61 deeds of property and so his family fled to Hong Kong. From there, they sent him to get an education in the United States and in Canada. He got his PhD in Chemical Engineering from McGill.

My mother’s family is from Jiangxi Province. She grew up very opposite to my father, she was very poor. Her father was a minister. When the communists came, her family fled with Chiang Kai-shek to Taiwan. My mom spent a lot of time in Taiwan and then she decided she wanted to be a nurse. She came over to the States and went to school. When her visa ran out, she fled to Canada. There, she met my father at a church social and saw a good thing. They ended up getting married there. My father got two job offers to be a professor at Berkeley and at the University of Waterloo, which is the largest engineering school in Canada. He turned the news on, it was 1960, and there were a lot of protests, robbery and drugs going on. My dad was very nervous about all of the unrest. That’s how I became born in the little town of Kitchener, Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada. That’s why I ended up being born there.

Were you a Canadian citizen and then you became an American citizen?

That is correct. I was born a CBC, Canadian-born Chinese. I came over to the States to get my PhD, then I became an ABC. I became an American citizen as part of the first group after 9/11. After that time, I had my green card and I was sponsored by John Robert Powers Modeling School and Agency. I moved from Hawaii to Beverly Hills and then I went back to school and got my second Master’s and my PhD in Organizational Psychology. That actually is the answer to the second question you had. Originally, I did not want to be an organizational psychologist. I didn’t even know what that was and a lot of people still don’t know what that is. I was going to be a doctor like nine out of ten Chinese kids. That was the expectation.

I was dating a guy in high school who came down with leukemia. I watched him die in the hospital right before my first semester in college. I decided that I was not cut out to be a doctor. I didn’t like hospitals, I didn’t like illnesses and I was too sad. I ended up switching into my elective, which was Psychology. I enjoyed the study of the mind, so I thought, “If I can’t heal the body, I will try to help heal the mind.” That is how I became a psychology major. I don’t have the patience for Clinical Psychology, no patience and no patients. There was a new program called Organizational Psychology, which is a combination between business and psychology and I thought, “That sounds interesting.” It’s the study of human dynamics in organizations like power, politics, miscommunication and conflict. That became my field of interest and that’s what I got my doctorate in.

Thank you for explaining what Organizational Psychologist is about because I’m one of the many that don’t understand what that means.

It’s a new field. It is not at all a traditional field of psychology, but it is not as new as Positive Psychology or Spiritual Psychology. It started in the ‘60s as a response to people not understanding the dynamics of humans at work. Up to that point, everybody thought that work was about, “You keep your work life at work. You keep your home life at home. You don’t mix the two.” You can’t do that. We’re human beings and we bring our idiosyncrasies to work and things like conflict and miscommunication are normal in organizations. It doesn’t mean that there’s something wrong with people, it just means they’re being people at work. We have practices, procedures, problem-solving, teamwork and leadership development, all to help us function a little more harmoniously, with less stress and more joy at work. That’s what I get to do.

As an Asian-American woman, what where the challenges you faced back then and now?

I grew up not proud of my Chinese roots. In fact, I was made fun of a lot. I was the only Chinese girl growing up in the school. It was the largest German town of German settlers in Canada, in Kitchener. I would get cornered in the stairwell and be called, “Chinese, Japanese, dirty knees, look at these.” I began to lie about my heritage and people would say, “Are you Hawaiian?” I would say yes because Hawaii was cool and Chinese was not. Certainly, not being valued for the heritage, I always dreamed that I would wake up looking like the girl next door. I didn’t like the fact that I was different. I didn’t like the fact that I was Chinese and I did everything I possibly could to hide that or get angry if someone asked me what I was beyond Canadian or American.

That journey has been a wonderful one in hindsight because it chiseled me and grew me into valuing all aspects of myself, which is a life journey for human beings on the whole. An important part of life is valuing yourself and knowing that you are good exactly as you are. That is something that can either make or break you as a human being. In hindsight, I’m grateful that I am Chinese and now I am embracing my Chinese roots. It also serves as a helping point for those who are not happy with all parts of them. Diversity is one of those areas that human beings struggle with because we don’t naturally get along with things or people who are unlike us. To learn how to do that is a beautiful growth process.

8 Ways To Happiness: I’m grateful that after working a lot with diversity and valuing and loving myself, I can now say I’m very proud of my Chinese roots.

What are your accomplishments in the USA right now?

In 2005, I received the Role Model of the Year in Media and Business, and I got the award from Hillary Clinton. In 2007, I was Remarkable Woman of the Year. In 2012, I was the Asian Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2014, I was Asian Heritage Award winner as well as the Lotus Award Business Person of the Year. In 2016, I won the Podcast of the Year Top 10 in Health, out of 440,000 shows and 100 million downloads. In 2017, I won the Iconic Woman Creating a Better World for All by the Women’s Economic Forum in New Delhi, India, where I got to speak. In 2018, I am enjoying two gold medal Book Awards for my newly released book from Indie Books, Human Relations and Literary Titan as well as a silver medal. I made three top ten bestseller lists for my newly launched book, 8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are.

What an accomplishment. Congratulations.

Thank you so much. It’s really like a dream.

Tell us about your radio show, Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It: Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa. What is it about? What is the motivation behind it?

I heard a voice back in 2012 that said, “Radio.” I said “Radio?” I’ve never thought of doing radio. I’ve done TV commentary. The voice was very insistent. I woke up, it was 4:30 in the morning, and I asked the voice, “Can we do this later?” The voice said, “Radio.” I went to the computer, sat down and wrote a manifesto, process, business plan, the title of the show and the guest list. It’s funny because the next day, I got an invite from a friend of mine who was starting her own radio show and asked if I would be her first guest. I went on and spoke for an hour nonstop and I thought, “I could do this.”

A week later, I started with Global Voice Broadcasting and then six years later, I now have this show called Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It: Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa. It is about hope and happiness. It is my way of balancing out all of the bad news in media, with media being the weapon of mass destruction to convince us that there’s something wrong with us, the world and with people. I wanted to balance that out with a show about hope and happiness. There are no gossip, scandal and K words. No Kardashian talk at all, because I want you to focus on your own reality show and how you can be happy 88% of the time.

I’ve been very fortunate to have some huge guests on the show and most of them have become friends. It’s been syndicated on CNBC/NBC, iHeart Radio, StitcherTuneIniTunes. I’m on AM, FM and podcast. I’m fortunate that this show, not only has been celebrated with awards, it has a following of like-minded and like-hearted people. I get to spotlight people are who are doing great things on the planet. Every time the news talks about diabetes, cancer or drunk driving, I get to bring guests on like Fran Drescher who talks about reducing your risk of cancer and Chris Wark who found a natural solution in a Vegan Diet fighting his stage three colon cancer. There are solutions everywhere. There’s so much good everywhere that if we took a minute and turn the TV off, and focus our attention on those things, people and stars who are taking their limelight and shining it on places of darkness, then we’re not so angry, afraid, anxious and in fear. We celebrate life. That’s what my life is about. My job is to splatter more hope and happiness all over the world.

How did you become who you are with being funny, not taking things seriously and being sarcastic? When I read the title of the show, Take my Advice, I’m Not Using it, I said, “What?” Where did you get that humorous trait from?

A part of it was from my dad, my dad was goofy. I love him and I could fall back into him and I got that from him, but I also got some negative motivation. I was married to a man who told me every single day that I was not funny. I tried to be funny or I would try to defend myself and say, “I just spoke to 5,000 people and they loved it.” He would say, “They’re just trying to make you feel good. They don’t have a sense of humor themselves.” It was the negative motivation that spurred that on. The real deep underlying reason is that we take ourselves way too seriously, and it doesn’t feel good. My life is about feeling good most of the time. I choose thoughts and I choose actions that when I’m joking, it feels fabulous. I am all about healing those parts of us that don’t feel fabulous and trying to help ourselves feel better.

We grew up, especially Asians, all about tradition and responsibility, “We have to be purposeful. There’s very little time to have fun. Life is serious.” My dad would say, “Hope for the best but prepare for the worst.” That is a sure way to die, I watched my father die of lymphoma with a lot of regrets. He would say when he was dying, “I wish I had. I wish I should. I didn’t do this,” and that affected me. I have 10,888 plus or minus 2,000 days left in this thing called life and I do not want to spend one more day not feeling good about who I am and what I’m doing. I absolutely want to choose my life all the time.

A lot of people are like me or were like me where it’s not okay to feel good, but what I’ve realized is that’s our birthright. We’re not here to suffer. We’re not here to wait until we get to heaven. We’re here to live heaven on Earth. If there’s a heaven after, that’s great too. Why waste what we know for sure, that we’re breathing here on the planet? Why can’t we enjoy who we are, who we’re with, what we’re eating, what we’re seeing, what we’re listening to, what we’re touching, what we’re feeling? That’s our birthright as human beings. That became such a light for me to understand that I am funny. I love being funny. There’s no better sound in my realm of life than hearing people laugh. I love the feeling that comes when I hear people laugh and if it’s because of something that I’ve said, it is amazing.

Just to clarify, my husband, when he said that, he did the best that he could. I chose a man who made me feel like I did as a child. A typical strict Asian background, I was not treated very fairly. It’s not uncommon for the strictness to be taken a little too far. As a child, I was told some very ugly things like I was fat, ugly and clumsy. I was a hit often for no reason and sometimes for a reason but a lot of times it was when I was really young. That past pain is not abnormal. In Asia, seven out of ten grow up with past trauma or past pain. Our traditional way of healing that pain is to say there’s something wrong with us, but there’s nothing wrong with us. I do not blame my parents and I don’t blame my husband. Every part of the pain in life that we have is mandatory. We learn, chisel, grow and expand because of the pain. This is another reason why I do what I do is because we are losing the good feelings in life because we are suffering unnecessarily.

I’m glad that you asked me to do this particular podcast because I did want to encourage, especially Asian women who have naturally because of our ancestry, been relegated into the behind position or in the dark position or in the shadows position, which is unnecessary and a belief system that keeps us unhappy. This is why I wanted the audience to say, “Our past and culture is what it is. There’s nothing wrong with it, but it is time for us to take responsibility and look at how we are contributing to our own unhappiness.” I’ll give you an example for myself. Growing up as a Chinese girl, I suffered a lot of the same strictness that sometimes probably now would be considered abuse. I was told I was fat, ugly and clumsy. My mom did that because she loved me in a weird way. She was well-meaning, she was meaner than well, but she thought that that was the way to motivate me to do better.

Many Asian women have a background like that. It’s a natural cultural difference where sons are more valued than daughters. We grow up thinking we’re not good enough. We’re not worthy. We’re always going be left behind. We don’t have any of the tools to move ahead because we’re always trying to catch up, and that’s BS. That’s a belief system that keeps us in the dark. We have to take some responsibility and say, “Past pain is mandatory in life because it helps chisel and grow us into the beautiful beings that we are. Suffering is optional.” What happened to us in the past was not fun nor pretty, it was painful. At the same time, we have to address, detonate and heal it so that the rest of our lives is not spent suffering from that past pain. An important lesson and message for me is that I know now that that is a message that I am also supposed to splatter and encourage, especially Asian women, to break out of that BS.

You are known as the Asian Oprah. How did you earn that title?

I was introduced on stage either in 2012 or 2014, it’s either the Asian Entrepreneur Award or the Asian Heritage Award. They put a little video introduction together and they branded me as the Asian Oprah. When you come on stage to get your award, they play this introduction. They made this fancy video, “Asian Oprah wins the award.” I was surprised and shocked and I walked up there and I was humbled. I was very happy and uncomfortable at the same time. I didn’t quite know how to react, so I did not repeat that title for a few years. That was how the name started, but I was so uncomfortable with it because I didn’t think I could step into that big of a shoe. I had the Asian, “The nail that stands up is hammered down.” I had conflicted feelings about putting myself out there. We’re not supposed to brag and we’re not supposed to be bigger than what we’re supposed to. That’s what we grow up with as Asian women. I didn’t do anything with the name.

Two years later, I’m part of the faculty at the Agape International Spiritual Center founded by Michael Bernard Beckwith who is one of the well-known teachers from the movie and book The Secret. He dubbed me as the Asian Oprah. He thinks that he’s the one who started that. He didn’t, but we’re not going to tell him that. When Oprah came to Agape a few years back, he introduced me to her as, “This is the one they call the Asian Oprah.” She looked at me and smiled, she looked down and said, “Nice pants.” It took everything in me not to say, “Do you want them?” I thought, “Do I have underwear on? If I pulled them off, that would be ugly.” That was how I solidified my honorable moniker, the Asian Oprah.

I’ve had mixed reactions to that, most of them are good. Some people say, “You don’t need to say that, you are Dr. Marissa. You’re your own celebrity. You don’t need to compare yourself.” They’re absolutely right. I don’t need to say that I am the Asian Oprah. That’s not who I’m trying to be, although I credit her so much. She is a wonderful role model for women of color. I say, “This is Dr. Marissa reporting live with.” That’s one reaction, they don’t know who I am and they do so many interviews. If I say, “This is Dr. Marissa also known as the Asian Oprah,” it immediately makes them laugh. The whole interview takes on a beautiful tone that if I had not used the moniker, that’s why I do it. It’s not because I think I’m all that, even though some people always say that, especially Asians.

One of the hardest things that I’ve had to do is get rid of the critical voice in my head that I got from being criticized very young to say, “You’re not all that. Who do you think you are? You’re too big for your shoes. You shouldn’t be saying that and you shouldn’t be so in front. Why can’t you be quiet? Why can’t you be behind? Why can’t you be meek?” The moment that that beautiful voice got put in the passenger seat of my life car, I had an astrologer as a guest on my show and she did my chart. I’m not usually a believer in a lot of woo-woo stuff even though I am spiritual. There’s a certain point where I go, “That’s a little too crazy.” I believe in Chinese astrology but I’ve never been a huge expert in it or gave it too much a credibility. She came on the show and did my chart and she said, “You’re a Leo.” I said, “Of course, I’m a Leo. I know I was born on August 10th.” She goes, “You don’t understand. You’re a Leo in six planets.” I’m like, “What does that mean?” She goes, “You cannot help but be in front of a camera. You cannot help being out in front onstage in the limelight. You can’t help it, that’s who you are.”

8 Ways To Happiness: One of the hardest things that I’ve had to do is get rid of the critical voice in my head that I got from being criticized very young that says, “You’re not all that. Who do you think you are?”

At that moment, I released a huge weight off of my shoulders that was there for generations and generations. All those fell away in that one moment because I realized that I have a voice that I’m supposed to be using. I’m not supposed to be the nail that is hammered down. I am supposed to be the nail that is standing up and I am so grateful for that day. It happened in my second year on the air. I carried that Chinese, “You’re too loud,” guilt for many years. I’m very happy to tell you though, for the last four years, I am unapologetic, I am grateful and I am happy with who I am 88% of the time.

Tell me about the significance of the number 88%.

If you’re Chinese, it’s a lucky number. Eight is a homonym for good fortune in Mandarin. Bā is eight and Fú good fortune. BaFu is good fortune so 88% of the time means double good fortune. There are other reasons, if you turn it on its side, it’s infinity. It’s also my numerology number. For all those reasons, I love the number eight.

What is your advice to Asian-American women who want to live life loud, to be heard, to be seen and to be understood?

You’ve got to stop looking for love in all the wrong places. We have a tendency to look for approval outside of ourselves. If you do that, you will never be happy because people will not approve of you for their own reasons that have nothing to do with you. The first step of the work is to love who you are 88% of the time, to understand that we’re all unique, we all have unique gifts, talents and abilities. All 7.3 billion of us all have something unique to share. We all do something that’s a little bit different but of value, we’re all going to have an audience somewhere. You don’t have to compete for the same audience. You don’t have to be better than someone else. You just be you, but you have to be okay with you.

Most people don’t like themselves, they don’t appreciate who they are. If they have 99 compliments and one criticism, they focus on the one criticism. They don’t value who they are in and of themselves. The first step is, “Who are you? What do you like about yourself? How much self-awareness do you have?” I make all of my clients create the core of who I am wheel in which you identify adjectives about who you are at the core of who you are. We’re not talking about the roles that you play, you are a mother, teacher, podcaster, leader, you are all those things. Those are relationship-oriented identifications of who you are. That is not who you really are, that’s what you do for other people.

At the core of who you are, I’m going to use you for an example, you’re courageous, caring, smart, resourceful and inventive. Those are all who you are, Kimchi. There are a couple things that are not so positive about you, one of them is maybe you’re a little impatient. Is that true? I’m impatient, I’ll own it. I’m saying this not to criticize you, but to say in all of us, there are about eighteen things that describe who we are that are positive and out of those eighteen things, four of them are not something we’re proud of. That’s normal and that’s okay. Mine is I’m intolerant, critical, impatient and judgmental. I got those from my mom.

I used to hate that part of myself, but now I cut myself some slack and say, “Of course, I am those things. I got them from my mom and my mom got it from grandma. That’s the uniqueness, but that’s not all of who I am. I’m also caring, creative, loving, musical, lyrical and communicative. I’m all of those things too. I have much more positive than negative. Number one, when I acknowledge what I am at the core of who I am, that’s good. Then I cut myself some slack about those things that I’m not proud of and say, “Of course, I got that. I have the DNA for it. I have my primary role model.” It’s okay, every day I try to do a little bit better. My job is to do better than my last generation did. My kids are going to be better than I was. It’s all good. Quit beating yourself up for who you are. Love who you are 88% of the time. Go out and be who you are.

You’re an Asian woman, you have a lot of wonderful things going for you. We have so many beautiful parts of us that we have to take some responsibility and own it. Go out and try stuff. We have a voice. We don’t all have a big loud voice like I do. I’m not asking people to go step out and occasionally step in it, that’s what I do. As my big brother, Michael Bernard Beckwith says, “Everyone is a flower. When a flower blooms, it alters the environment around it with an energy of expansion and beauty.” That’s what flowers do. You can be a flower at the bottom of the mountain where everybody sees you, that’s me. You can also be a flower at the top of the mountain where nobody visits. You still have the same important role in expansion and beauty wherever you are.

8 Ways To Happiness: Go out and be who you are. You have a lot of wonderful things going for you.

The message for Asian women, there’s a lot of value in being the caring and giving mom, being completely immersed in their children’s upbringing, and doing that while they’re in school and they’re being raised. In the first six years of children’s lives, moms spending as much time possible with their children is very important. Obviously, I was a single working mom because of the divorce. If you’re not having to do that, there’s a beautiful role for you to be the stay-at-home mom and raise your children and be the flower for your children. I’m not saying that all Asian women need to step out and do what you and I are doing either.

Looking back on your life, what are you most proud of?

I am proud of being able to move out of blame and shame to restore myself in the wholeness of who I am and revel in the goodness of life 88% of the time. I have developed a Blissipine, that’s another Michael Bernard Beckwith term, to meditate every morning. I have a great relationship with my UPS man, my universal power source, who delivers every time I pray and meditate. I love life. I appreciate people 88% of the time. I am blissipined and I do practice what I teach most of the time. I’m very proud of the mom that I have been. I did better than my mom did. My kids will do better than me because I did not hit my kids, but I probably over-yelled. I’m grateful that I have a wonderful relationship with my mom. I’m so proud of the fact that I like myself 88% of the time and that I don’t have to marinate in past pain. I don’t have to medicate because I hate myself. I’m proud of the fact that I have such a beautiful support system of people who love me in spite of who I am. I’m grateful for all of the positive attention that I get.

Where do you want our readers to go to find out more about you and your show?

8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are

If you Google, Dr. Marissa, you’ll find me. I’m everywhere. It depends on what you would like. If you’d like to work with me as a life balance coach or find out where I’m speaking or come to a workshop or come to the beach, then go to my website, which is DrMarissa.tv or 4Balance.org. You can also pick up 8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are, which I promise if you do all the exercises in the book, you will never hate yourself the same way again. Go to 8WaysToHappiness.com and you’ll get a link to that. I’m proud that it’s gotten a number four on the Denver Post Bestseller list and number six and seven on Amazon in the two toughest categories, Happiness and Success, Beating out the Seven Habits and the Four Agreements. I’m doing book signings all over the place. If you’d like me to come to your city, please let me know and we’ll set that up.

Please go to Instagram and follow DocBalance. Twitter is @DrMarissaPei as well aLinkedIn, and then Dr. Marissa on Facebook. Go give me a thumbs up. That would be so awesome and that way we can stay connected. You can tune in live. I broadcast live out at the Sunset Gower Studio in Hollywood, California. I live stream and transfer that onto my Dr. Marissa page, then you can comment there and interact with me.

Thank you for being here with us, Dr. Marissa. We are looking forward to connecting with you again soon and best wishes on your journey.

Thank you for the opportunity and the exposure. I appreciate you and all that you do. You just continue being the fabulous, beneficial presence on the planet that you are.

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Episode Quotes

"Diversity is what humans are most struggling with."

"Media is the weapon of mass destruction."

"We are here to experience heaven on earth."

"It's the old B.S. (belief system) that keeps us unhappy."

"Past pain is required, suffering is optional."

"Stop looking for love and approval outside of you."


About Dr. Marissa Pei

Dr. Marissa, celebrity host of the 2016 Podcast of the Year, Top 10 in Health Award winning show “Take My Advice, I’m Not Using It: Get Balanced with Dr. Marissa” is an organizational psychologist, speaking and consulting all over the world motivating individuals and organizations to be happy 88% of the time. Her show guests include bestselling authors like Dr. John Gray and Don Miguel Ruiz, Marianne Williamson to MaryAnn from Gilligan’s Island and Muhammed Ali’s daughter Laila Ali. She moonlights as a Red Carpet MC and Celebrity Host interviewing stars like Halle Berry, John Travolta and Quincy Jones to use their limelight to highlight causes that help heal our Planet. Winner of the 2014 Asian Heritage Award, 2012 Asian Entrepreneur of the Year Award and the 2017 Iconic Women Creating a Better World for All, she is a sought after Global Thought Leader. Her Balance Tools include the APP 21 Day Fast from Complaining, which has helped improve all kinds of relationships since 2011, and her DVD Balance Tai QiQong, a moving mediation that promotes Inner Peace One Breath at a Time. Dr. Marissa’s newest book “8 Ways to Happiness from Wherever You Are” published by Morgan James NY hit 3 Top 10 Bestseller lists and 3 Book Awards in its first week, increases the splatter zone for her message of Hope and Happiness for the Planet. In her spare seconds, she raises recovering teenagers, races sailboats and lives out her life motto: No Regrets for the past and Don’t Die Wondering for the future.

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