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Are Interventions Traumatizing?

Are Interventions Traumatizing?

  One of the biggest questions that families have asked me recently is: will the intervention traumatize my loved one? The first time I heard that I instantly thought: We do not want to harm your loved one, they have been hurt enough! In truth, this is a...

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Speeding in the Slow Lane – Lessons in Vulnerability

Speeding in the Slow Lane – Lessons in Vulnerability

I have a breaking point of sorts. When life gets me down and there are too many things that are beyond my scope, I seem to have a peculiar knack (not a huge knock-down- drag-out), rather a ridiculous marshmallow pillow fight of a melt down and get myself into a bit of...

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Practicing Compassion and Loving Kindness in the New Year

Practicing Compassion and Loving Kindness in the New Year

With the New year upon us, I think it is important for all of us to look back and review how our year has been. For me, 2018 was replete with tumultuous changes and startling discoveries. I did not always welcome or like the changes. I found that - once again -...

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Discovery on 3rd Rock from the Sun

Discovery on 3rd Rock from the Sun

**Written By Roger Porter In the hit NBC series 3rd Rock from the Sun, a group of aliens pay humans a visit to learn about life on earth. Disguised as homosapiens, the leader of the alien ‘family’ is Dick Solomon, a haughty and bombastic university professor who falls...

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Has FOMO Got You Down?

Has FOMO Got You Down?

We’re all guilty of it - drawn into the glowing wonder of a smartphone or laptop screen like a moth to the flame. We scroll through social media, fashioning posts about our latest adventures, liking, clicking, buying and even dating. The amount of time we spend on our...

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Additional Resources

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps 
Therese Jacobs-Stewart

Mindfulness for Beginners
John Kabat Zinn PhD

Wherever You Go, There You Are
John Kabat Zinn PhD

The Road Less Traveled
Scott Peck

One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the 12 Steps
Kevin Griffin

Porn Nation
Michael Leahy

Generation on Hold
James Cote