The aforementioned Lisa is great at grounding me. She gives me a feeling like I have all it takes to handle it. Ruth has also been a gift when sorting out my family issues: she was there to accept that dealing with them is hard for me, that my feelings are normal, sane reactions to truly crazy shit. Tonya is always grounding for me – she has this gift of accepting people as they are, warts and all that makes everything seem so beautiful and ridiculous when I’m talking with her. Nearly all face and voice conversations end with us in hysterical giggles. It helps me walk away accepting the world as the ridiculous, hilarious place that it is.