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Addiction, Behavioral Health & Public Wellbeing

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Articles About Public Health

Do You Relay An Abundance Mindset?

Do You Relay An Abundance Mindset?

In connection with our article on Envy, I invite you to take a look at how your create Leadership Abundance. As a leader in the behavioral health industry I believe it's important as Stephen Covey suggests to have an abundant mindset when working with others and to...

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Envy

Envy

Recently I read in the Atlantic a column by the world famous journalist Arthur Brooks, Envy, The Happiness Killer. Brooks writes with such a clear voice that to paraphrase will do an injustice; hence I am choosing to share the article with you. Envy plays tricks on...

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Marty Mann, How Time Is Like Water, And Mastery

Marty Mann, How Time Is Like Water, And Mastery

What a humbling experience to be at NCADD amongst my colleagues new and old. Being given the Marty Mann award was transformative. I wrote a speech and have updated it for the blog: This talk was written on the steps on an ancient Inca Temple. As I looked around those...

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Teens and Porn: What To Do (And Not To Do)

Teens and Porn: What To Do (And Not To Do)

Let’s take a look at an always controversial topic: Teens and Porn. I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal that got me thinking about this. I am very interested in your viewpoint on this topic in general, and on what to do about it. Early Exposure in...

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What Can Fear Teach Us?

What Can Fear Teach Us?

Flying back from Munich to San Diego, I came across a German Proverb, “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” As I contemplated this statement, I realized we all have fears, some of which can be quite imaginative and vocal, which may color the stories we tell...

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 When Life Gets Tough do you “RECOMBOBULATE”? 

According to Ann Curzan, a dean at the University of Michigan, learning how to “Recombobulate” is the secret to tacking any challenge. Dean Curzan reflected in a much overdue (2 year Covid delayed) commencement address that over the past...

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Can Humor Be an Intervention Strategy?

Can Humor Be an Intervention Strategy?

While traveling home from the American Pharmaceutics meeting, I stopped to think about how I made folks laugh during my presentation. Humor served to break the ice and make folks more relaxed, so the ongoing discussions were full and the participants felt safe and...

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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