Rooting for Truth: From genealogy researcher to author to speaker

When I began “rooting” for my ancestor’s stories, I never dreamt that it would change my life. Most rooters will tell you what an awesome feeling it is to stand on the earth where your ancestors stood, if you are lucky enough to find that location. It took me twenty-six years to find that spotContinue reading “Rooting for Truth: From genealogy researcher to author to speaker”

Celebrating Talk Story

To thank the Sponsors and all those who put in a lot of hard work to create the Talk Story Events and well as to those who attend, I’m offering a FREE copy of the e-book version of my first book, Conversations With a Hungry Ghost: Memoir of a Reluctant Medium. You can download yourContinue reading “Celebrating Talk Story”

TALK STORY

I’d like to invite you to join me at TALK STORY in Washington DC on April 14th. See the flyer for more details. Many thanks to the sponsors – the 1882 Foundation, the Chinese American Museum, OCA, Chinese Service Center & CACA – for the invitation to share my story about “rooting for truth” andContinue reading “TALK STORY”

Rooting for Truth – patience and persistence pays off!

Another day at NARA (National Archives) and digging through more files, I hit pay dirt. The ratio of Chinese women to men in the early days of Chinese Sojourners to the Gold Mountain (U.S.) was very small. So, I cannot help wonder what motivated my grand-uncle to bring his young wife, Toy Shee, to San FranciscoContinue reading “Rooting for Truth – patience and persistence pays off!”

Thank You, Universe!

Do you ever talk to the Universe? I not only talk to it but I also listen to, you know, that still, small voice that whispers in your mind’s ear. The one that teases and  coaxes, hints and downright pushes me towards those “pieces of the cosmic puzzle.” The one that reassures me that everything is inContinue reading “Thank You, Universe!”

Memoir of a Reluctant Medium

  Thanks to Central VA IONS Community for inviting me to share my stories and some fun meditation exercises today. What a fantastic group! If you are not familiar with the Institute of Noetic Science, you should check it out: IONS I am reluctant no more! In celebration, I am offering a FREE e-book ofContinue reading “Memoir of a Reluctant Medium”

What the hell!

Have you ever wondered what Hell is like? That’s where I journeyed the first time I saw my father’s ghost. Here’s a preview of his hell:   ____Here I go again. A familiar tug at my third eye, a tingling sensation spread from my forehead pressing against my eye sockets and down to my upperContinue reading “What the hell!”

“Ching Ming Time”

It’s that time of the year again. As my father’s ghost would say, ” Ching Ming time.” I did not know what Ching Ming was until my father’s ghost visited me and wanted me to perform the ceremonies. Ugh! Ceremonies! As far as I knew Dad did not do these ceremonies when he was alive,Continue reading ““Ching Ming Time””

Celebrating the birth of a book – Conversations with a Hungry Ghost: Memoir of a Reluctant Medium

There is a Chinese proverb about a red thread of fate that connects us. I felt that red thread pull me to my ancestral villages in China, and through the veil that separates most folks from the spirit world. It played such a huge part in my life even before I knew anything about anything.Continue reading “Celebrating the birth of a book – Conversations with a Hungry Ghost: Memoir of a Reluctant Medium”

Rooting for Truth 寻找真相 Coming Home

  Coming home: I knew today would be miraculous, but I have no idea how exactly it would play out. The trick is to get out of my own way. Today was the first day we hit a road block in the village, Sam Dor, where my father and two uncles were born. Only twoContinue reading “Rooting for Truth 寻找真相 Coming Home”