Releasing Shame

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In 2007, I decided that I was “geographically undesirable”. Actually, I’d labeled myself as such since I was a child growing up in Fort Worth, Texas (where?), but that’s irrelevant. After living in Austin for 14 years, becoming a single mom and becoming ostracized from my social circle in a harrowing divorce, I had acquiesced…

There’s Nothing To Fear

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The other day, I was nervous. I was creating a video to promote my upcoming retreat. I’m not crazy about creating video — the kind where you stare into the camera and speak. I’m not overly keen on the process, it feels unnatural and cheesy and I pretty much abhor it. I have a biological…

How Long Must I Wait?

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There is a band called Dr. Dog. Jagger’s dad first told me about them probably about three years ago. He’s good about keeping Jag and I up to date about new music. This band, Dr. Dog, has an album that includes a song that was relatively popular in satellite radio arenas called That Old Black…

Forgiveness will set you free

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Today, I spoke of freedom in class. And then, I opened up this handy little app on my phone (Mindful Moon). It said: Forgiveness will set you free (of self & others). I love this message. I feel like it’s so true. I have made some atrocious mistakes in my life. I have caused others…