In an existential crisis? Join the club. Just don’t join a cult.

I don’t know anyone who isn’t dealing with some degree of existential angst these days. It’s pretty much par for the course with all the shenanigans going on around the world. If you’re unsure of what the hell is happening right now, well, join the club. Most of us are having a tough time figuring … Continue reading In an existential crisis? Join the club. Just don’t join a cult.

Being open-minded isn’t a bad thing. Who knew?

There's a big, beautiful universe out there, and I'm finally getting to know it. (No, that's not me—but it's a great image!) Open-minded. Defined as "willing to consider new ideas; unprejudiced." Synonyms include approachable, impartial, observant, and tolerant. Sounds good, right? Well, I'd consider myself open-minded these days. I do a lot of impartial observing. And … Continue reading Being open-minded isn’t a bad thing. Who knew?

Instead of channeling my inner cult victim, I’ve decided to channel my inner Canadian.

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww... If you've read a few posts in this blog already, you know some of what I went through in my years as a Scientology staff member. You'd be right if you said I was a cult survivor. I got out of the cult — and the cult mindset — and have moved on to … Continue reading Instead of channeling my inner cult victim, I’ve decided to channel my inner Canadian.

Why I was a HOT MESS after watching the “Friends” Reunion

Actual photo of me on the couch with a blanket around my head after watching the Friends reunion. Well, it could be. I watched the Friends reunion special on Thursday. And I cried through the whole thing. But not for the reasons you may think. I've probably seen every episode of Friends at least three … Continue reading Why I was a HOT MESS after watching the “Friends” Reunion

Stuff that won’t make it into my book #1: That time I wrote a magazine article Miscavige didn’t like.

Who's a good boy? This dog has it way better than I did. I'll bet he didn't get sent to break rocks for a bad article. As I'm editing (OK, rewriting) sections of my book, I'm taking out anecdotes that don't really work. Instead of relinquishing them to the junk pile, I'm resurrecting them for … Continue reading Stuff that won’t make it into my book #1: That time I wrote a magazine article Miscavige didn’t like.