Be the Mountain (or How I Found Equanimity on a Meditation Cushion)

Be the Mountain (or How I Found Equanimity on a Meditation Cushion)

Early this year, I made the decision to let go of something that meant a great deal to me. This particular something was a situation I wished was different. A situation that I could accept at an intellectual level, but emotionally, I just couldn't deal with any longer. After struggling with this for months, finally [...]

Love is Everything, Part 2 – Sexuality and Mental Health

Love is Everything, Part 2 – Sexuality and Mental Health

The no-sex thing has never really been that big a problem. What has made things difficult is that I’m still capable of physical attraction and emotional connection. Love, in other words. After all, love is not sex and sex is not love. They’re two completely different things. As a society, we’re completely fine with sex [...]

Rookie Mistakes, Part 2 – Learning to Work Around Stress and Trauma

Rookie Mistakes, Part 2 – Learning to Work Around Stress and Trauma

Warning: this post contains details some may find distressing. Not all my confrontations were face-to-face. One of my earliest investigations was a road-rage incident. A man driving a delivery van got into a altercation with another motorist, who was driving a little black sports car. It was one of those pissy incidents that happen a [...]