Emotional Sobriety

When I was nearly 17 years sober from my major addictions, my guru told me that there had come a time in his own sobriety journey when he wanted more than just abstinence from alcohol and drugs. He wanted peace …

The Path of the Spiritual Warrior

I’m convinced my mind wants me dead.

And I’m not going to let it win.

That’s why I work hard through self-reflection and spirituality.

I have a hard time claiming the word ‘spiritual’. In a sense, I feel like it’s …

I’m As Sick As the Secrets I Keep

Late night large pizzas, two pints of Ben & Jerry’s (albeit non-dairy) and obsessive flipping back and forth between a couple of ‘dating’ apps are few of my least favourite things. You wouldn’t be able to gauge my disdain for …

It Wasn’t Too Late to Tell Me I Was Loved

Since I posted my last piece about Isolation of the Spirit, some wonderful things have happened.

Family and friends who didn’t at first accept my coming out (when I was 17) have messaged, commented and explained that they love …

Isolation of the Spirit

Isolation of the Spirit

I’ve been alone and lonely most of my life. I’ve been isolated and lonesome even when I’m in a room full of people—even while I’m in the middle of a crowd of my students or friends …

Trusting Passion and Moving Through Uncertainty

Trusting Passion and Moving Through Uncertainty

I’m in a bit of a dilemma. And what better way to move through it than to write about it?

My dilemma is this: I know that I am more than I currently am, …