I’m on the radio!

This morning, I was featured on 94.3 WYBC’s program, the “Electric Drum,” in New Haven, Connecticut. I had a great time time being interviewed by Juan Castillo. I’ve included a recording of the interview in case you missed it. http://processingpain.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/Electric-Drum-Interview-5-20-17.m4a Purchase my book at processingpain.com/book.                 Come to my book signing:…

Come to my first book signing!

Hey friends, As you may know, last month I published a book, “Processing Pain.” It’s a collection of the stories I’ve been posting on this blog. Well…next month I’m having a book signing, and I’d love to see you there! Please save the date!  …

Greatest Regret of All

Photo: Me and “Michael Jackson” in Los Angeles in 2007. / When I lived in Los Angeles, one of my favorite places to visit was Mr. Chow, a Chinese restaurant. I liked the dark lighting, the walls lined with mirrors, and the fact that I could bump into Lindsay Lohan on the way to the ladies’ room and “Carlton Banks” at the bar. The food was pretty good too. The first time I visited the restaurant, the waiter came to my table and frowned at me when I asked for a menu. Instead he asked me if I wanted beef or chicken, if I had any food allergies, and what I wanted to drink.…

Behind the Story: Miss Light

I don’t really feel like I can take credit for writing the “Miss Light” story because it came to be while I was half asleep. Saturday night around 3am, I experienced sleep paralysis and woke myself up exerting so much energy trying to turn over. “Write about your friendship with God,” a voice in my head said. “What?! How the heck am I supposed to do that?” I thought back. “Don’t worry, I got you. Grab your notebook.” And out came the story about Miss Light, who is not a real person, rather the personification of the Holy Spirit. My mom and I had a conversation about her in the car when I was seven-years-old, and that’s when I accepted Jesus as my Lord and personal savior.…

New Posts Coming in January!

I started this blog back in May as a place to store very personal stories about myself. I shared these stories as a dare from God and my therapist. Throughout this journey, I’ve learned how much shame and hurt I was carrying inside, I’ve become more aware of my feelings, and I’ve started to take them more seriously. I’ve learned more about my likes, my dislikes, and what behaviors I’m willing and unwilling to accept from others. I’ve also learned how to appreciate the good relationships that I have, and most importantly I’ve learned how to forgive – others and myself.…