The Lamb in Wolf's Clothing

The place where Juan Blea writes about all that is good and strong and beautiful!

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psychology

You can’t drink the dead back to life

The other day, I ran into an old friend who has now been sober for quite a while.  He’s enthusiastic about his recovery and tries to help others get into twelve-step programs.  He said that he was talking to a… Continue Reading →

At home or work, leadership is leadership

It’s important to me that people develop enough confidence in their own capability that they can meet any challenge in their lives.  Part of what I’ve longed recognized is that people will accept one set of standards for their “professional”… Continue Reading →

Why follow gods that fail?

The other night, I was talking with someone about her struggles with anxiety.  She was telling me that there are days that she can’t sit still for even a minute; her mind races and she has no control over her… Continue Reading →

The ant in the web is a powerful metaphor…

As a writer, I collect metaphors.  As a substance abuse counselor, I use the metaphors I collect to help illustrate different topics.  One of those illustrated metaphors is featured here: I saw this and stuck in a web right outside… Continue Reading →

Honest reflection heals

To be clear, there is no easy way to take a hard look at ourselves and accept our failings and weaknesses. Looking at the “bad” things we’ve done and not internalizing the shame that can results from the reflection is… Continue Reading →

Really, homosexuals and those with mental illnesses are worthy of love

While I do think that people are entitled to their opinions and while I respect everyone’s right to express those opinions, I don’t support ignorant beliefs that interfere with people’s health. When I hear people say things like, “Gay people… Continue Reading →

Let Divine Energy work for you!

I don’t get why people simply don’t understand that divine energy flows within them, through them, and with every other living entity on this planet.  This divine energy can manifest greatness, if we’d only learn to recognize and use it. … Continue Reading →

Santa Fe, confused though it may be, is home

The gods must have been twiddling their thumbs when they allowed me to emerge into a circumstance that should have killed me, as it has so many of my homeboys. At least those bored gods in the universe armed me… Continue Reading →

Why deadlines are usually stupid

Missing deadlines suck. However, I’ve never actually turned into a pumpkin when I’ve missed a deadline of any kind. Sure, I might get yelled at or feel badly about letting someone down. But usually, nothing worse ever happens. I say,… Continue Reading →

Why deadlines are usually stupid

Missing deadlines suck. However, I’ve never actually turned into a pumpkin when I’ve missed a deadline of any kind. Sure, I might get yelled at or feel badly about letting someone down. But usually, nothing worse ever happens. I say,… Continue Reading →

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