Does the fear ever go away?

Does the fear ever go away?

That’s the question I was asked. “Does the fear ever go away?” It was an inquiry on my website from an ex-Moonie. I get them periodically. I love getting them. I devour them as soon as I notice they’re there, and then I reread them a few more times. My next step is...
Let your head go

Let your head go

That’s what the yoga instructor said. “Let your head go.” I’m pretty sure she was talking about physically releasing the muscles in our necks, thinking about relaxing and not holding our heads up, as we eased into humble warrior pose. Needless to say, I heard a bunch...
Let go and let god

Let go and let god

There really isn’t much more to say after that. I learned “let go and let god” years ago, when I first crawled into Al-Anon. It was one of the many sayings and practices that saved my soul and helped me begin to piece my life back together. It’s at least as essential...
Danny made me cry again

Danny made me cry again

I called my father, Danny, last week to wish him happy birthday. He made me cry. He was pleasant and somewhat engaging on the phone. Often he’s abrupt and clearly has no interest in speaking with me. I get that. It sucks, but I get it. His life is awful, and he’s...
Be okay with exactly where you are

Be okay with exactly where you are

Okay, so maybe I’m just repeating the wisdom my yoga instructors share in our classes, but I figure if they touch, inspire, and help me, they might be useful to others as well. So here we go…. “Be okay with exactly where you are.” Now, clearly, the instructor was...