The dreaded “Thursday before 2” (and a crazy nightmare just for laughs).

My heart was pounding. I'd broken out in a cold sweat. I had only minutes before it would be too late... Sounds like something out of a thriller, right? What if I told you this happened to me every single week for almost two decades? That's right, every Thursday before 2. That's the arbitrary week-ending … Continue reading The dreaded “Thursday before 2” (and a crazy nightmare just for laughs).

Wanna play The Birthday Game? It’s not as fun as it sounds.

Hi there, dear sweet lovely reader! I was looking at my recent blog posts and realized it's been a while since I wrote about my actual experiences in scientology—but that's what you're all saying you want to hear more about. So first of all... SORRY. I guess I was off on a "trying to figure … Continue reading Wanna play The Birthday Game? It’s not as fun as it sounds.

Here today, gone tomorrow? Not for scientology.

Ephemeral. That's the word I've been mulling over since yesterday afternoon, when I found out that Crystal—a wonderful, loving, kind, intelligent, generous person—had died unexpectedly. If anyone embodied the words "living life to the fullest", it was Crystal. I didn't know her for very long, but I was a regular recipient of her love and … Continue reading Here today, gone tomorrow? Not for scientology.

What “Being Happy” Means to this Particular Ex-cult Member

When people see me, they often think I'm a pretty happy person. And they're right. For the most part, I'd say I'm fairly happy. Well, maybe "content" is a better word. I remember when I was first out of Scientology and living in the "real world" (whatever that means). I was elated, as you can … Continue reading What “Being Happy” Means to this Particular Ex-cult Member