Your Authentic Life: Nothing to Apologize For

Your Authentic Life: Nothing to Apologize For

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Donna Carol Voss, in her own words, “a Berkeley grad, a former pagan, a Mormon on purpose, and an original thinker on twenty-first-century living.” She hosts “Nothing to Apologize For,” a show where she makes no apologies for talking about the…

Personal Transformation: Transformation or Transforming?

Personal Transformation: Transformation or Transforming?

Last week we saw Steven Fales’ award-winning one-man play, Confessions of a Mormon Boy.  Parts of his story resonated with my own life that I’ve described in my forthcoming memoir. The play takes us on Fales’ heartbreaking journey from being a devout Mormon and devoted father of two to coming…

Your Authentic Life: Holidays and Heart Flips

Your Authentic Life: Holidays and Heart Flips

Thanksgiving Day. While many of you sat around a table with family members on November 23rd, Ed and I tried something different. It was 92 degrees in Tucson that day. We sat at one of about a dozen tables temporarily set up in the interior courtyard of a large apartment…

Your Authentic Life: On Damnation

Your Authentic Life: On Damnation

Yesterday my 10-year-old grandson interviewed me for a school project. He had a list of questions about my ancestors, my childhood. His heritage. Where did your ancestors come from? Were there any naming traditions?  Where did you grow up? I responded and he took notes on his iPad.  So serious…