A great human revolution in just a single individual will help achieve a change in the destiny of a nation and, further, will enable a change in the destiny of all humankind. - SGI President Daisaku Ikeda In August 2011, Jennifer Myers created a blog to chronicle her daily experiences dealing with the symptoms of a mental illness she was diagsed with in 2002: schizophrenia. This diagsis was based on the symptoms Jennifer described to psychiatrists: hearing disembodied voices (auditory hallucinations), paraia, believing that she was being persecuted by the mafia, and followed around from one place to ather by other people. In reality, Jennifer never believed that the voices she heard were merely symptoms of schizophrenia. Instead, she believed (and still believes) that a form of communication which has never been scientifically proven - telepathy - was what allowed her to hear the voices of her enemies in her head, and which also allowed her enemies to hear her thoughts. These unusual and utterly bizarre set of circumstances, combined with the demented insanity of her enemies and everyone else involved created a horrific set of circumstances for Ms. Myers, her husband and their families. Ultimately, the situation devolved into chaos for the people and the surrounding communities who were forced to become involved. Jennifer challenges her circumstances, and finds hope, courage and strength in her Buddhist practice. She turns to her husband and family for love and support. Her writing and her photography are her creative outlets and emotional therapy. Jennifer never gives up in her fight. Her memoir is a source of hope, inspiration, and encouragement. Jennifer lives with her husband and a small, black terrier in the San Francisco Bay Area. To follow Jennifer's blog visit: www.SundanceKidOnline.com
Jennifer grew up in Sunnyvale, California. She has a Master's degree in Urban & Environmental Policy from Tufts University and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from UC Santa Cruz. After Jennifer graduated from UC Santa Cruz, She spent two years as an Environmental Education Volunteer with the U.S. Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic. She returned to attend graduate school in 1995 and spent three years in Washington, DC working for environmental nonprofits. Jennifer has taught 3rd grade, summer science and language arts camps, and tutored elementary school students in reading, writing and math. Jennifer enjoys photography, writing children's stories, Buddhist chanting, and soccer. Please write Jennifer at email@example.com or visit her blog at www.SundanceKidOnline.com.