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THE BIG #CHILL: YOUR SWEET SPOT FOR STAYING COOL UNDER PRESSURE

What did the young Thailand boys do in 2018 to survive being stranded in a cave? They meditated and remained still to conserve their energy. What did famed psychologist Viktor Frankl,...

The Crooked Road Of Recovery: Rethinking Relapses And Success In Addiction Treatment And Research

It’s Friday night in West Los Angeles. As Angelenos flock with their entourages to trendy restaurants and night clubs, an eclectic group of recovering addicts attend Shabbat services at Beit T’Shuvah...

DREAM GLIDING: UTILIZING THE WISDOM OF THE ANCIENTS

“Where there is no vision, the people perish.” ~Proverbs 29:18 The premise of Dream Gliding is that of predestination. We embark upon a pre-determined journey that ultimately will represent our life’s story. It...

SUMMONING OUR INNER MANTRA

“The mantra, taking us into the present moment and beyond the ego, slips through the narrow gate into the city of God.” ~John Main, Benedictine Monk. Robert Schuller (1926 –2015), an American Christian televangelist, pastor,...

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...

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