Posts by Garrett Paknis

Garrett Paknis is the creator of JustEnlightenment.com, a simple approach to the big topics in life.  A spiritual mentor + energy healer, and artist, he resides in downtown Manhattan, NYC, and thinks life should be one giant dance party. Schedule a session and get his free eBook here.

Overcoming Family Rejection & Finding Strength in Pain

“I don’t like being too looked up at or too looked down on. I prefer meeting in the middle to being worshipped or spat out.” ~Joni Mitchell

Growing up, there were two sides of the kitchen table. On side A, there was my lieutenant colonel of the US Army, hardcore conservative, Wall Street trader of a father who used the word “faggot” while passing the salt.

On side B, there was little ole me, who was pretty sure that I was that word my father so vehemently used.

I thought Barbies were a fun toy (Malibu Barbie was my favorite, …