Spiritual

Let’s Party!

Christmas is a birthday party. Just the other night I found myself staring at my pathetic Christmas tree. It’s about three feet tall and unusually skinny. It does, however, have flocked branches and attached white lights for a holiday effect. My living room is small and (I know) over decorated, so I thought a modest …

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The Brain in Your Gut

That creepy feeling. A bad vibe. The brain in your gut. Who are these voices? Where are they coming from and what do we do about it? After a recent speaking engagement, I overheard a woman say she listened to her gut all the time. Is that possible? She’s been married twice and drinks too …

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Who is Holly Pasut, Freedom Speaker?

Holly Pasut, known as Freedom Speaker started as a blog. I began blogging about freedom and the loss of it. “Being in a controlled environment helped me to discover something nobody could control, my own thoughts.” This new thinking led me to finding freedom in the least desirable place and eventually contentment. My heart was …

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Do You Condemn? Fear of Truth

Have no fear, for everyone is afraid of something, everyone has a secret, and nobody wants to get caught. Are you hiding behind something you condemn others for? Have you ever said this, “Please don’t tell anyone…?” The fear of being judged by a mistake you made is frightful, especially if you risk losing everything …

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When was the Last Time You were Happy?

Can you remember the last time you were happy? Really happy? Be honest.  What makes some people happier than others? Why? Better circumstances, more money, better job, nicer car, maybe servants? Last week we had one of those magnificent days. It was truly a “Carolina Blue Sky Day”. Not too hot, not too cold, not windy, …

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The Meaning of Christmas in Federal Prison

Christmas is a special day, although different while in a Federal Prison. Many of us celebrate Christmas as a time of year to acknowledge the birth of Christ. We also are joined with our families and friends, decorated trees, sparkling lights and beautifully wrapped gifts to exchange on Christmas morning. Roasted turkey for dinner, cozy …

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Who do you Trust in Prison?

Who did I trust in prison? Trusting people was never an issue for me.  I trusted most everyone and quite easily.  I was described as, too trusting.   I also learned, I trusted bad people, not knowing they were bad at the time.   Prison cured me of trusting everyone. Prison, was scary at first and I wanted a …

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Inspiration and Vodka are good

People inspire people.  My question is, who is inspiring the people that are trying to do the inspiring?  I know it’s a mind-bender! LOL   WARNING- My brain and my typing may not be in sync. Have you ever been curious about why people seek inspiration? You’re probably shaking your head, thinking,”Who cares”? Strangely I …

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The Prison for the Innocent

One of America’s greatest pleasures, aside from watching the Carolina Panthers kick some  butt, is eating and drinking!  C’mon, you know it.  Sharing food, sipping wine or chugging beer.  Yum-yum and belch. We did the same thing while at Alderson Federal Prison Camp, but our version of the bar were beaten and scratched aluminum picnic …

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