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Do You Know a Workaholic?

Do You Know a Workaholic?

I was so busy working that I missed July 5 National Workaholics Day. I guess I am guilty as charged. In fact, it wasn’t until a Forbes article undulated before my tired work eyes did, I ever know there was a National Workaholic Day. In my life every day is a workday....

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Are You Reckless? Is Addiction Reckless Behavior?

Are You Reckless? Is Addiction Reckless Behavior?

Lately I have been thinking about what prompts reckless behavior. We all know that in the past 4 months we have been cautioned to act with reserve, to stay put, to social distance and to wear masks. However, life is messy, and events have occurred which have served as...

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Do you WOOP ? Are you Teaching Your Clients To WOOP

Do you WOOP ? Are you Teaching Your Clients To WOOP

This morning I friend sent me a copy of an NPR lecture with Yale’s Laurie Santos (Psychology of Happiness ) and Gabriele Oettingen, a social scientist from NYU. Gabrielle runs a research lab that looks at motivation and how people respond. Her book Rethinking Positive...

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DE-ESCALATION ANYONE????

DE-ESCALATION ANYONE????

Dear ones, It is hard not to ruminate about the tense situations we have found ourselves in the last 90 days. Tempers have flared, emotions risen, and our country has cried out in pain first from a pandemic which has left many isolated, alone, jobless, ill and living...

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What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?

"Faith is taking the first step even if you don’t see the whole staircase" -- Martin Luther King Jr What a week this has been. One of death, destruction, rage and sorrow. It is hard for me to put into words how I feel or what are the next right steps to take at home...

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What Are You Hatching in COVID-19?

What Are You Hatching in COVID-19?

This week, thanks to my Tennessee webmaster, Marcus Crutcher from wearehatchery.com, whom I have been with for many years, I got to thinking about what we have been hatching since COVID-19 and social distancing became household words. Truth is, most of us have been...

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Do you Hold Space for Others?

Do you Hold Space for Others?

This morning I was drinking my coffee and reflecting on my family, my work and you dear friends. I wondered do I truly hold space for those I love and care for and work with. In the addiction and behavioral health field we talk a lot about being in gratitude, of doing...

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Do you have Fever? Cabin Fever that is????

Do you have Fever? Cabin Fever that is????

Just today I was talking to Yassi, a part-time comedian and all around good woman that’s Shelby’s Stanger’s best friend.  I asked her how life was going at Wind and Sea - an idyllic spot in La Jolla, California where folks come and go walking their golden retrievers...

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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