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Update: My Weird Indie Publishing Project

If you’ve been following this blog, you know that Burnout to Bliss is a series of books I’m publishing about an extraordinary two-year experience that began with a dark night of the soul or nervous breakdown, depending on whether you … Continue reading

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Wanted: Beta Readers

I just finished the manuscript of Practicing SURRENDER, Book 3 in the Burnout to Bliss series. Anyone interested in being a beta reader? You get a free PDF in exchange for your comments. Interested? UPDATE (Nov. 1) I’ve got 2 … Continue reading

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BURNOUT, Excerpt 14

Back in Purgatory, I continued to reflect on my journey and what it had taught me as I unpacked my truck, did laundry, cleaned the house and occupied myself with other mindless activity to give my mind a breather. So much had happened! I learned to ask for what I want. I saw again and again that the loneliness I felt was not for lack of a relationship outside myself – whether with a man or a woman – but rather one inside me with a higher power. Continue reading

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BURNOUT is FREE!

I knew the trip had been important for me, because I finally had positive God experiences. Before camping with the shamans, I had had some not-so-positive experiences – like seeing Jesus and Satan casually discussing who should get me, or being murdered while I was teaching. Continue reading

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Excerpt 10, BURNOUT

Arriving at our destination near a cornfield, a nondescript place characterized by endless desert that was, thank God, graced with two wispy trees, we unloaded the truck and waved farewell to the driver, who promised to return at the end of the week.

“Does anyone else want a guarantee?” I wondered. Continue reading

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Excerpt 8, BURNOUT

Mimi seemed to be offering yet another perspective on the physical and emotional craziness I’d experienced during the past year, which the school counselor had labeled a “nervous breakdown” or “extreme burnout” and the psychiatrist had called a “spiritual crisis” of “dark night of the soul.” Continue reading

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“Life in California, September 1989”

I had inadvertently opened myself to the Tao, the natural flow of energy in the universe. Continue reading