GAS: My journey for so many decades was ruled by confusion, shame and fear. I have been blessed and lucky all through my life, although not without the daily challenges of life and relationships, both good and bad.
It was not easy to come to terms and understanding the confusion of feeling I was not really a man, but once I reached self acceptance and was able to let go of the shame and fear, I found that I was able to open up so much to myself, my feelings and those of others, in a way I could not before.
I learned so much from my kids that thinking we needed to be a certain way for other people holds all of us back from really living our true lives, and if and when we finally do live our truth, most people do not look at it as being selfish, but surprisingly, look at it as being courageous! I hope to inspire everyone to live with this courage!
JB: Thanks so much for talking with me, Grace. It was fun and I learned a lot along the way.
GAS: My pleasure, Thanks so much.
VSTV interview 5.20.2015
Thanks to Sally Castleman for sharing Grace's book with me.