Category Archive: Recovery

May 23

Looking Within

In the previous post Addicted to Looking Away we talked about the dangers of resisting reality and the many methods people use to avoid the present moment.  Today I want to offer a practical strategy for becoming fully present and surrendering to what is…  We need to develop a method for looking within. It’s called Ardha-Kurmasana or Half …

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May 09

Addicted to Looking Away

I spent some time this week checking out the Recovery 2.0 online conference and I have to say that it was a pretty impressive gathering of recovery and wellness experts.  Of all the incredible information presented this one line stuck in my head, “I’m addicted to looking away.”  Tommy Rosen said it in his interview …

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Mar 26

Solution Of Simplicity

Simple and easy are not always the same thing now are they?  As a matter of fact sometimes choosing what’s simple seems to be the hardest thing we’ve ever done, when in truth it’s the suffering that’s hard.  Whether you’re talking about a form of addiction, co-dependency, depression or any other spiritual malady the struggle …

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Mar 10


In the Promises we are told that we will know a new freedom and a new happiness.  For many of us it has been a long time since we have been truly happy.  At first it may seem that this one really is an extravagant promise.  It may be hard to imagine in the early …

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Jan 26

That Malady

What is the spiritual malady?  Whether through addiction, grief, depression, abuse or any other expression of physical, mental or spiritual upset, sometimes the struggles of life leave a hole, a wound, an emptiness that makes us vulnerable to more pain.  If left unaddressed it has a tendency to grow… There is a darkness that can …

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Jan 12


If holding on to anger is like drinking poison the obvious question is how do we keep from being angry?  Much like any other emotion anger can sneak up on us without much warning.  How could we ever hope to keep it from happening when we can’t see it coming most of the time? For …

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Dec 31

Resolutions or Recovery?

I’m not sure I believe in New Year’s resolutions. They’re fun to make and talk about but they just don’t seem to have any staying power.  I love the concept, love the idea of a fresh start I just don’t know if we take our resolutions very seriously. “Unless a man starts afresh about things, …

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Dec 13

Faith Never Sleeps

Faith is a key ingredient for making miracles.  More than desire, more than perseverance or even hope, it is faith that does the heavy lifting in recovery.  Saying that we’ve turned our lives over to a Power greater than we are doesn’t mean much if we don’t believe… So it turns out that having faith …

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Nov 08

FEAR: Understanding Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and Depression are most often rooted in some sort of fear.  We may not even realize the exact causes for our current state but fear usually plays a part in why we can’t seem to break free.  It is expressed and felt in different ways, situations and times so it can be hard to …

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Oct 27

Within Your Reach

I can’t help but wonder exactly how many people’s lives have been touched in some way by 12 Step recovery.  So many beautiful people broken and then incredibly remade by working the Steps.  In his desperate effort to save his own life and reaching out to those close enough to touch Bill Wilson really has …

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