The Risks and Rewards of Being Vulnerable

It took me a long time to be comfortable talking publicly about my issues of addictions, mental illness, and sexual abuse. I used to underestimate the power of a story, and its unique ability to connect with others. Last week I received the e-mail below, and it served as a great reminder that few things are as sacred or as powerful as someone’s story. With her permission, I would like to share it with you.   This is Sarah, a participant at your workshop. Your message changed the way I view my current struggles with depression and anxiety. You showed me that…