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Treatment Without Walls

Treatment Without Walls

Over the past year, I have been blessed to be able to work with many different behavioral health centers: Seasons Malibu, Milestones Malibu, Pointe Malibu, JFlowers Health Institute, A Mission for Michael, Cirque Lodge, Sabino Recovery, Futures, Balance, Life Sync,...

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10 Ways to Make Your Time Matter

10 Ways to Make Your Time Matter

This morning I read a provoking article by Oliver Bukemen in the daily good that reminded me of our immortality- yours and mind. In his book Four Thousand Weeks, he lets us know that the average lifespan is absurdly terrifying infinite. He says we are lucky to live...

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Where is Your Phone on Thanksgiving Day?

Where is Your Phone on Thanksgiving Day?

In the spirit of Dr. Suess, have you ever wondered about all the places you go with your smartphone and if you are addicted? I ran across a wonderful study, of course, on my smartphone by Solitari - this is a company that creates games, and they were curious to learn...

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Is Happiness the Best Feeling?

Is Happiness the Best Feeling?

As I continue to contemplate aging and wrangle with acceptance, I often wonder which feeling is predominant. People often ask if happiness is the goal of life and I wonder what happiness truly means. In truth, I have always had trouble with that feeling. It feels too...

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How Families Cope After Suicide

How Families Cope After Suicide

When I was 7, my father died by suicide. To say I was traumatized to learn that he hung himself with a tie would be an understatement.  My mother, also experiencing this trauma, had no place where she could share her loss and the feelings of guilt and shame and anger...

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Renewed Hope After COVID-19 & A Year Of Trauma

Renewed Hope After COVID-19 & A Year Of Trauma

Remembering What Life Was Like Before It's hard to believe it's March and just a year ago I was hopping around the country just like the rest of you . I remember March so clearly like a childhood trauma stamped upon my forehead. I was privileged to present at...

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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