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AA THROUGH THE EYES OF A BACK ROW BAPTIST

Take a second, close your eyes, and think about what I am describing. You walk up to a large room, the only thing more energizing than the hot coffee, is the...

WHAM! USING WHOLE HEALTH ACTION MANAGEMENT TO ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE...

Over 60 years ago, Dr. Brock Chisholm, a psychiatrist and the first Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) said “Without mental health there can be no true physical health.” It’s...

TOXIC SHAME: THE TRUE SOUL SICKNESS OF ADDICTION

Shame is a complex emotional state which can be difficult to define and understand. Many think of shame as similar to guilt but they are inherently different emotions. A very simple...

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...

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