(Blog) Hope: Today & Everyday

(Blog) Hope: Today & Everyday
Dedicated to all the people we have lost to addiction and SO many others we haven’t had the privilege to know. . Today is not just 14 years sober but it is an extra 14 years I didn’t think I would get. Today I am hopeful. Today I am living. Today I love my own company. Today I am honest.... Read More

(Blog) Recovery From Addiction

(Blog) Recovery From Addiction
The British psychiatrist, R.D. Lang, wrote “there are three things human beings are afraid of: death, other people and their own minds. Terrified of my mind, I have always dreaded to spend a moment alone with it. There always had to be a phone in my hand as an emergency kit in case I was ever trapped waiting anywhere, even for... Read More

(Blog) Community

(Blog) Community
  Rollo May, the existential psychologist, said, “Communication leads to community, that is, it leads to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing”. When I first began to write this blog post about community, I had a very specific idea in my mind about what a community and that idea was based solely on my own experiences. After a long conversation with... Read More

(Blog) Prayer

(Blog) Prayer
In 2009, National Public Radio presented a five-part series on the brain and spirituality. Barbara Bradley Hagerty, the author of Fingerprints of God, explored the “science of spirituality”.  She shared how scientists are making serious attempts to better understand “spiritual experiences” – a fairly new field of study called neurotheology.  (barbarabradleyhagerty.com) What some of their research has shown is that... Read More

(Blog) The Way of the Warrior

(Blog) The Way of the Warrior
The Four-Fold Way: The Way of the Warrior Angeles Arrien writes that every culture has principles and practices for leadership. “Warrior” is an old term referring to leadership or stewardship.  She notes that there are three powers that comprise leadership (The Way of the Warrior): 1) the power of presence, 2) the power of communication, and 3) the power of... Read More