Bonus Episode: Finding Joy in the Journey through Making Peace with Your Past

    Feb 9, 2022

    Bonnie Gray, the author of Whispers of Rest: Finding Spiritual Whitespace and most recently, Sweet Like Jasmine is an inspirational speaker and podcast host of Breathe: The Stress Less Podcast. Bonnie touches thousands of lives using storytelling, soul care and prayer. 

    Growing up as a Chinese-American daughter of a mail-order bride and a busboy working in San Francisco’s Chinatown, Bonnie never felt like she belonged. She spent her childhood hiding “Chinese Bonnie” who lived in a dysfunctional home in poverty so she could be accepted as cheerful “American Bonnie” who excelled on the school speech and debate team. As an adult, Bonnie overcame mental health issues, panic attacks, anxiety and depression stemming from childhood trauma, sexual assault and PTSD.

    Her message–especially in her book, Sweet Like Jasmine–is one of hope for anyone who must deal with a traumatic past. 


    Gray, Bonnie. Sweet Like Jasmine: Finding Identity in a Culture of Loneliness. Harvest House Publishers, 2021.

    Bonnie’s website:

    Bonnie’s podcast, Coffee Break for Your Soul

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