surrender

  • How I Found Peace When Confronted with All-Consuming Despair

    Tragedy struck my world exactly one week ago in the home that I share with my boyfriend, his children, and my daughter, and I was forced to surrender my beloved rescue pup Damsel. [Please know that I was a foster fail and the rescue is a no-kill nonprofit. Damsel is not in any danger of being put down.]

    The grief was overwhelming.

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  • I Gave Up My Possessions and Joined the Protest Circuit (Era 2)

    In fall of 1998, I transferred to Purdue’s main campus and got involved with a student environmental advocacy group (EA) because their flyer promoted a campout, and I dig camping. I was also taking a philosophy class, which I found fascinating, and which led me to pick up a copy of Think on These Things by Jiddu Krishnamurti. I cannot overstate the impact that this single book has had on my life.

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  • How I Reclaimed My Life After Nearly Ending It (Era 1)

    …I was again admitted into the psychiatric hospital. And, I found out that I was pregnant. I was an absolute disaster…

    During my last session with my psychiatrist I was told that he was pleased with my “progress” and that as long as I stayed on my cornucopia of meds forever I might be able to live a “somewhat normal” life. Are you fucking kidding me?!

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