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.

How do you emerge from dark places?

At one time or another, all people go through dark times, weighed down by negative thoughts, whether depressed, anxious, lonely, sorrowful, self-pitying, or judgmental. “Automatic negative thoughts” lodge in our brains and intensify. Destructive narratives swirl in our heads, insist … Continue reading

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Can Oprah teach us wisdom?

I had mixed feelings when I headed out last Friday night to attend Oprah Winfrey’s two-day event called “Live the Life You Want.” First, I respect Oprah for creating her own success and for using her TV talk show to … Continue reading

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Ten Tips on Dealing with Anger

. . . from nine wise women interviewed for Warm Cup of Wisdom: Inspirational Insights on Relationships and Life I use an old badminton racquet, and I pound the heck out of a pillow. I do this at home, by … Continue reading

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Happiness and meaningfulness

I found this article fascinating. It’s based on work by Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist, during his time in a Nazi concentration camp. He worked with suicidal people and came to a deeper understanding of why some people survived the horrific … Continue reading

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Ten tips on dealing with difficult people

Okay, I’m not an expert at this. But for Chapter 10 of Warm Cup of Wisdom, I interviewed some people who are better at it than I am.  Here are the top 10 tips I culled from their insights. Realize: … Continue reading

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What are the secrets to a lasting marriage?

Here are some insights, straight from the mouths of women who have made marriages last—and a few who haven’t but wish they had: Don’t start talking about a serious thing either right before dinnertime or right before bed. That’s the … Continue reading

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Book launch: Warm Cup of Wisdom

I’m always nervous before speaking at a bookstore event. Will anyone show up? Will listeners be interested? Will many people want to buy the book? I’ve had mostly good experiences so far, but you never know. Fortunately, lots of people … Continue reading

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