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Living In The Moment: From Isolation To Spiritual Connectedness

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...
MANTRA

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,...
the journey

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...
Brain Disease

Addiction: The Brain Disease

Addiction is a brain disease. The use of alcohol and other drugs causes three abnormal addictive brain responses. These three addictive brain responses make it easy for addicted people to keep...
PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS

PSYCHEDELIC DRUGS SHOW PROMISE AS AN EFFECTIVE ADDICTION THERAPY – NO YOU ARE NOT...

One of the greatest sources of consternation in my life is the way our political leaders and lawmakers continue to respond to the greatest drug epidemic the world has...
Toxic shame

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...

Evidenced Based Scientifically Proven Advancements In Holistic Addiction And Mental Health Treatment

Addiction treatment is very personal to me. Nearly thirty-years ago it was me who was having trouble getting free of drugs. My behavior when I was using nearly ruined my life...
NO MAN IS AN ISLAND

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...
THE EYES OF A BACK ROW BAPTIST

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...
young people together

SEARCHING FOR OUR TRIBE

Although we savor the freedom to be ourselves, and, not withstanding our lifelong quest to be who we will become, we instinctively seek something more. We struggle against autonomy...

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