Hi there! Nice to see you here again! If you're not familiar with the total insanity of the sea organization, what I'm about to tell you will seem completely bonkers to you. But this really happened to me. And it's still happening to those poor, unsuspecting souls who still want to join the sea org … Continue reading A Billion-year Contract? Yeah, I signed one.
I don't know what got me thinking about this today, but scientology is definitely NOT the authority on human rights. Maybe it was all the writing about sex and marriage in my last blog post. It got me thinking about my wonderful married friends who happen to be gay, and how in scientology, that's … Continue reading Human Rights in Scientology? What a joke.
Don't let the image fool you—sex and marriage in the sea org was no walk in the park. In fact, if you were caught "walking in the park" with someone and you weren't married, you'd have hell to pay! In scientology, it's called "going out-2D". I know, weirdness. I'll explain all that later. Right now, … Continue reading Sex and Marriage, Scientology Style!
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).
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.
The picture above sums up how I'm feeling right now. Here's why: I've just left a steady paycheck and jumped into the world of self-employment. That in itself isn't the issue—in fact, I'm loving it. No problems there. The issue is this: A few days ago I spent some time away from home, in a … Continue reading The Slippery Slope
This morning, spending a snuggly Christmas on the couch with my husband, his sister Carol who's visiting us this year, and my fur family, while watching Love Actually after completing my Christmas baking, I had a thought: I may actually be enjoying Christmas this year. It's never been particularly enjoyable. The excuse I always use … Continue reading Christmas, Then vs. Now
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.
Ever have those moments when thoughts come at you in rapid-fire succession? It happens to me all the time. Like just now. I was sitting on my couch watching ad after ad on TV for "the best Christmas present ever" while looking at ads on my social media feed to "give your pets a great … Continue reading Scientology: Money is EVERYTHING.
As I began writing this post, I started humming the Bing Crosby tune from the movie Holiday Inn (one of my favorites): I've got plenty to be thankful for I haven't got a great big yacht to sail from shore to shore Still I've got plenty to be thankful for... It goes on and on, … Continue reading I’ve got plenty to be thankful for.