Riley, We Haven’t Forgotten You (with Podcast)

Six months ago, the world lost someone whose life was a testament to the power of perseverance. His name was Riley Sisson; he was 25-years-old; and he was my friend. But I’m being self-serving…More importantly, Continue reading

In Defense of YOU: Self Compassion

My friends, I feel like writing this post as a letter to you, whoever and wherever you are. It just feels right based on what I have to say today. Today I want to tell Continue reading

How To Help Someone with Mental Illness

It can be awfully hard to know how to help someone with mental illness! Take me for example: Saturday morning, I was comatose with depression on my couch for four hours, hoping for a stray Continue reading

Hug a Transvestite

Now that I’ve hopefully enticed you to my blog through a manipulative, provocative title, I hope you’ll stay awhile. But back to transvestites. This morning, I had breakfast with a friend I’ve known for 25 Continue reading

Self Compassion Meditation

Last week, I had one of the more intensely damning experiences of my life. Perhaps someday I’ll share the details, but for now, suffice it to say that I’ve never had someone so explicitly condemn Continue reading