• “Recalculating” Amid COVID-19 Fears

    I was reading a blog post today sent to me by a dear colleague and I thought it warranted being re-published.  Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of The Aesthetics of Joy, wrote about what she experienced after listening to Sylvia Boorstein, writer and Buddhist teacher.  She quotes Boorstein saying: “…I was thinking about the GPS in my car. It never gets annoyed at me. If I make a mistake, it says, “Recalculating.” And then it tells me to make the soonest left turn and go back. I thought to myself, you know, I should write a book and call it “Recalculating”…

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    Family Member Lost to Addiction

    Family Member Lost to Addiction This is a question often asked by those with a loved one who is struggling with an addiction.  In both my personal and professional journey(s), I have witnessed so much devastation and…

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    Stigmas in Addiction Treatment

    Stigmas – Barriers to Addiction Treatment The recovery industry is teeming with labels and stigmas.  How many slang terms for “drug addict” can you think of?  Webster’s defines stigma as “a mark of shame or discredit.”  Modern…

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    Happiness After Addiction

    Happiness After Addiction So many self-help books, so little time…  If I had a dollar for every “get happy” or “get rich” or “get organized” self-help book out there, I would be quite wealthy.  I have certainly…

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    Holistic Health and Recovery

    Holistic health care is defined as “A system of comprehensive or total patient care that considers the physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual needs of the person; his or her response to illness; and the effect of…

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    Addiction and Emotions

    Addiction and Emotions If you were to take a poll of all recovering alcoholics/addicts and asked how they initially got sober, then made it through the first year without relapse, my guess is that no two answers…

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