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Culture connects us all…

Roasting green chile for those of us in Northern New Mexico is as much of a fall ritual as prepping for the holidays.  The other night, I felt like roasting some, and even though it wasn’t Hatch chile, I felt like I was part of something far bigger than myself…. That’s the power of simple… Continue reading Culture connects us all…

blogging · Creative Writing · reflective journaling · Writing

Books sell when authors put forth effort…

Setting out to write, and write to eat, is nothing more than insanity.  Sitting down at a favorite writing table and letting words flow through the divine light of magical inspiration is a romantic and, well, very cool thing to do.  Yet, getting from the writing table to the bank is a process filled with… Continue reading Books sell when authors put forth effort…

Addiction Education · blogging · Creative Writing · creativity · reflective journaling · Writing

Why a substance abuse counselor blogs…

When I started this blog, my wholehearted intention was to provide educational material to anyone who wants or needs to better understand the way substance abuse and addiction work.  What’s more, since I am a continuing education provider, I figured I would be able to also provide self-study continuing education units (CEUs) to social workers,… Continue reading Why a substance abuse counselor blogs…

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Please visit and like jblea1016.com on Facebook!

My goal in life is to guide people towards the best version of themselves, which is why I started jblea1016.com in the first place.  While my primary focus is Addiction Treatment, I know that reflective journaling about all that is good and strong and beautiful and I’ll often post things that I find of value. … Continue reading Please visit and like jblea1016.com on Facebook!

blogging · mental health · project management · reflective journaling · Running

3 Insights that can make a program successful

I’m pretty sure the universe is telling me something.  Actually, for years, it’s been saying the same thing over and over again: Set the mind in order to be successful.  But, how does someone “set their mind?”  it’s a basic question, and the truth is, there’s no one right answer that works for everyone.  But… Continue reading 3 Insights that can make a program successful

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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, “usually” because there are times when deadlines really do mean something — there’s a reason… Continue reading Why deadlines are usually stupid

addiction recovery · addiction treatment · blogging · drug and alcohol abuse · Positive energy · psychology · Recovery · reflective journaling · substance abuse treatment

NO magic bullets to fight addiction

I’m going to be on a Santa Fe radio station on Tuesday the 5th.  The host will ask me a bunch of questions regarding my book, 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, and I will provide him with answers.  The main question, if I’m predicting correctly, will be: Why should people bother with your… Continue reading NO magic bullets to fight addiction

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Listen to True Taos Radio Tonight between 6-8 PM

I will be a guest on David Perez’s El Show on True Taos Radio.  Regardless of where you live, you can stream it on iTunes, or via the web, or on TuneIn. I’ll be discussing my book 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction (you can buy it by clicking the “Buy Now” button…. At… Continue reading Listen to True Taos Radio Tonight between 6-8 PM

addiction recovery · blogging · creativity · Photography · substance abuse treatment

There may be nothing healthier you could do

My son and I were arguing about which device could take a better picture; either my Nikon D3300 or his iPhone 6s.  The rules were simple: we’d find a subject, snap some pics, and then ask a couple of people which pic was best.  We settled upon this flower and snapped a few shots each.… Continue reading There may be nothing healthier you could do