Author Archives: dorijonesyang

About dorijonesyang

As a former journalist in Hong Kong, I love writing books that bridge the gap of understanding between China and America.

This blog on Wisdom has moved.

For updates, please check out Dori’s wisdom blog on her website.

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What I learned from my wisdom project

Over the last two years, I interviewed nine women I admire as wise, all a generation older than I am, and asked them each twenty questions about relationships and life. Their responses deeply resonated with me and urged me on … Continue reading

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Looking for peace and hope this holiday season

In the midst of stressful lives, when we’re always running behind schedule and have fifty million things on our to-do list, it’s good to think about ways to bring our hearts to a place of peace. And when bad news … Continue reading

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Rethinking aging

In our forties and fifties, most of us don’t want to think about aging. The topic makes us squirm. Aging happens to other people, not to us. Not yet anyway. There will be plenty of time to think about it—later. … Continue reading

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Three wise women . . .

Three Wise Women would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole, brought practical gifts, and there would be peace on earth!

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Search for wisdom, search for meaning

Viktor Frankl’s famous book, Man’s Search for Meaning, strikes me as fresh and stimulating, nearly 70 years after it was written. I missed it before because I thought it was a depressing story of the Nazi death camps. I didn’t … Continue reading

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How do you bounce back from failure?

Failure is not my favorite topic—nor yours, I’m sure. I told the story of one of my biggest failures in Chapter 14 of Warm Cup of Wisdom, and it’s still painful to read about it. I’d rather recall my successes. … Continue reading

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