Tibetan Meditation For Relief From Suffering

Tibetan Meditation For Relief From Suffering

To sit with suffering may be against our natural impulse. When witnessing the pain of others, we often shift our eyes away. Because it reminds us of our own fear. Our own anger. Vulnerability. Confusion. Tonglen, a traditional Buddhist practice helps us respond with...
Sex Work, Living in Two Worlds

Sex Work, Living in Two Worlds

For most of my adult life I’ve lived a double life and straddled two worlds. In fact, I lived like this for so long I didn’t realize I was doing it anymore. It became my norm. As a young mother I felt like I had no choice. There are no coming out stories for sex...
Rising from the Crucible of Infidelity

Rising from the Crucible of Infidelity

Infidelity had throttled Patricia and Devon’s world. Devon stared at me with desperate wide eyes. Patricia sat as rigid as the Sphinx, a jagged wall of pain and betrayal separating them. I flashed back 20 years, to when I sat crumpled on a therapist’s couch in much of...
Letter To A New Sex Worker

Letter To A New Sex Worker

Wait for the knock. Glance in the mirror a final time and check your hair and lipstick. Are you polished, darling? It’s show time! Take a deep breath, open the door and purr out your sexiest hello. Big smile. Be dressed appropriately; stilettos to the sex worker are...