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Bits and Pieces – Patience, Anxiety, and Gratitude

Bits and Pieces – Patience, Anxiety, and Gratitude

As the New Year Begins and we wait for the Vaccine and for life to reopen, we must take a look at how we are able to be patient. My friend and colleague, Susan Berlin, who you may know as the talented Washington DC therapist and the founder of Capital Networking...

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30  Ways to Cultivate Abundance

30 Ways to Cultivate Abundance

This year the biggest lesson I have learned is Letting go. If I grip tight onto what I have and am in fear of losing whatever that is, I end up blocking myself from receiving massive gifts of Abundance. Practicing abundance as a meditation, just like practicing a...

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Secrets to Make COVID-19 Holidays Bright

Secrets to Make COVID-19 Holidays Bright

How many times have you asked yourself, “why is this year unlike any other year?!!” while you suit up and put your mask on, or turn on your computer for just one more zoom meeting? Covid-19 has changed the way we meet, greet, and interact with the world. Now, we don’t...

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When Too Much Is Not Enough – The  Death of Tony Hsieh

When Too Much Is Not Enough – The Death of Tony Hsieh

The tragic death of Zappos founder who aimed to Deliver us Happiness, Tony Hsieh is alas just another example of how wealth and power does not preclude others from being surrounded by folks who feed one’s addiction in exchange for goods and services. As Forbes...

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It’s All About The Bacon

It’s All About The Bacon

Now you might ask what is a nice Jewish (half Catholic -half Jewish girl) writing about the Bacon. This morning I was sitting here wondering what new thing I might write about that can help us all . And suddenly, I smelled the sweet savory smell of bacon floating...

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Addiction: Covid-19 & Relapse

Addiction: Covid-19 & Relapse

Covid-19 has brought a new set of parameters to us. With Self-isolation, no in-person support networks, living, working – being furloughed etc. For the most part living in the same closed quarters that come with social distancing, it is no wonder that one may relapse...

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Follow Me Breaking Up With Your Addiction

Follow Me Breaking Up With Your Addiction

Uncle Kracker had a hit song that he wrote in 2001, describing his love affair with heroin. Sadly, he also had made the news in 2007 for an arrest that indicated he may not have been completely over all the trials and tribulations he would face on his journey. And he...

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Anxious? Thought Stopping in COVID 19

Anxious? Thought Stopping in COVID 19

Who hasn’t at one time or another been captured by catastrophic thinking? With shelter in place being the norm since March 2020 and families sequestered at home, who has not had an anxious thought? Whether it is the stress of not being able to have a high school...

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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