Many kids say, “My mom is crazy!” Usually it’s a joke—and about something pretty mild in the grand scheme of things—like her freaking out about a B minus on a test, or not putting dirty clothes in the laundry basket. In my case, my mother—literally—was crazy, meaning she was psychotic and un-medicated. My childhood, instead of being fancy-free, was troubled, burdened, and weighted by unadulterated amounts of pain and fear. While other little girls were going to ballet and playing with Barbie dolls, I was terrified and ashamed of my life.
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I recently did a workshop with one of my favorite peeps, Bob Thurman, at the beautiful Menla Mountain Retreat Center…..so I thought I would share some of his unlimited wisdom. Here is Bob talking about Peace and Nirvana at the Menla Mountain Retreat Center in October 2006. He explains how nirvana is the ultimate, real state of our existence and how we can develop a peace within ourselves that absorbs stress.