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MY JOURNEY FROM MOBSTER TO RABBI – A STORY OF ADDICTION, CRIME...

“Hi, my name is Mark Borovitz and I am an alcoholic in recovery with a pure soul.” I have been saying this for more than twenty-seven years, since my release from incarceration...

REALIZING OUR JOURNEY

In our exploration of happiness, the topic of “the journey” unsurprisingly appears like an ever-present phantom. We hear it everywhere, namedropped in verse and song. “The journey” subtly emerges in everyday...

NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

John Donne’s (1572-1631) quotation, “No Man is an island,” appeared in Devotions upon emergent occasions and seuerall steps in my sicknes - Meditation XVII, 1624. That verbally ponderous, yet sage, reference...

ADDICTION – THE 3 FRONTAL ATTACK

Addiction is a 3 frontal attack – Physical, Mental and Spiritual. Physical The physical attack is the craving that follows the ingestion of the first drink, drug or pill. For most alcoholics and...

Living Beyond: Developing A Positive Life

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” ~ Walt Whitman Developing a positive attitude in the face of troubling and challenging times is a possibility....

Inspired By Fear

How can this become a strong point? There were many times in my life when failure was comfortable and losing everything became second nature. How do you tell a person with...

Emotional Trauma

There have been many articles written on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and trauma which involve symptoms associated with events such as rape, violence and murder, but rarely do we hear...

A Mindful Recovery

Robert completed inpatient treatment a few weeks ago. While there, he learned about addiction, explored some of the thoughts and feelings surrounding his substance use, and worked on improving a few...

As Above… So Below!

Did you know that scientists believe there is a black hole at the center of our Milky Way galaxy? For those of you who don’t know, the Milky Way Galaxy is...

Living In The Moment: From Isolation To Spiritual Connectedness

Through my years of working with people suffering from the disease of addiction, I have found a common experience expressed by most, namely, as the disease progressed, they became isolated not...

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