The Bonsai Babes Journey

Just as the bonsai tree begins as pure potential for the bonsai artist, we also begin our journey as limitless potential.  What we do with our lives is up to us.  We are our own artists and our own creators of our destiny.  We are The Bonsai Babes...
— Lora Nakamura, Creator
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It started with an idea, then turned into a book...a kid's book for adults to help us remember the wisdom of our youth and the love of our spirit.  And along the way, we met some great people and got to do some fun things.  Just a few highlights...

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LA Times Festival of Books...

2014: Book signing side by side with Ruth Ozeki

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KTLA Morning News...

2015: Interview with Lynette Romero featuring The Bonsai Babes

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LA City Hall...

2016: Asian American business women unite, share, and empower hosted by Mayor Eric Garcetti & the Filipino American Chamber of Commerce

THEN, in 2017 The Bonsai Babes Empowerment Center was born, a space to offer education via meet ups, pop-ups, classes, and a podcast, still honoring our inner child and the love of our spirit that started with the book, but now offering intuition-building skills and tools for tapping into our inner voice.  And the most recent article of the empowerment center...

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2017:  Interview which encompasses all the services we began to offer, which are continuing to change and evolve.  To read the full article, click here.

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2018 is all LOVE...

2018:  The Bonsai Babes Empowerment Center is now simply called The Bonsai Babes, a lifestyle brand focusing on reconnecting us to our own wisdom and love.  Education and services will rotate to provide a variety of empowerment tools.  A new course curriculum will soon be offered focusing on achieving deeper love connections with ourselves and others, with special attention to the female minority community.  Luna is my Mexican American character on the left, and Nana is my Japanese American character on the right.  My story involves a deeply unconditional cross-cultural love between these two best friends. While platonic in nature to this particular story, we promote love of all kinds...gay, straight, platonic, family love, and especially self-love.  All love is good...and empowerment begins with love.  

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About Me...

My name is Lora Nakamura, MSW, Educator, Intuitive, and Founder & Creator of The Bonsai Babes.   Growing up I struggled greatly with my identity, family expectations, and who I was supposed to be.  I suffered with depression, loneliness, and confusion.  I constantly asked bigger picture questions like, "What is the meaning of life?"  I hated my jobs, I hated my career, and at one of my lowest points, I ended up in an abusive relationship, fearing for my life.  Luckily, I had held on to enough of my intuition to get me by and enough of my faith to keep me fighting. But my biggest strength was that I held on to love.  I didn't give up on it...and it was my key to life, unlocking the door to my own transformation.  From my mainstream life as an MSW, I finally decided to delve into the opposite world of metaphysics and energy healing to receive extensive training, but most importantly, to regain my own wisdom.  My mission is to teach you how to reconnect to your highest wisdom, a space where you can see love in all situations, in all places, and in all people.  

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