The Lamb in Wolf's Clothing

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reflective journaling

Santa Fe is becoming more and more unhealthy as it struggles to figure out who it really is

The very place in which I live and work and breathe is, like many places, a town with wide extremes between its inhabitants.  But even in all it shares with other places, Santa Fe is one of those joints that… Continue Reading →

The meaning and myth of the Sunflower (and why it matters)

Sunflowers rock.   I think it’s awesome that when they’re “new” they stretch and re-position themselves to always face the sun; however, when they’re approaching their demise, they no longer do.  The myth behind the sunflower is that a nymph named… Continue Reading →

If a deadline is attached to anything political, it's stupid.

Sadly, it appears that arbitrary deadlines simply will not stop plaguing me.  I’m not Einstein, but if there’s no REAL limiting factor that requires a deadline to be met, then people NEED to re-evaluate those deadlines for reality’s sake. I’m… 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 →

Green really is gold — my afternoon reflection

Green is gold, right?  At least, that’s what Robert Frost claims.  After my afternoon “decompress,” I think agree with him.  It’s been a busy day with more than the typical demands upon my time and headspace.  I was feeling a… Continue Reading →

What does real recovery require?

Fighting substance abuse isn’t easy; many people have opinions towards substances and addicts, but few offer any real solutions.  One thing that I really don’t think helps is solely looking at substances.  While I do think that we have to… Continue Reading →

sometimes, i just want to punch addicts in the face

As a drug and alcohol counselor, I’ve seen more than my fair share of addiction-related suffering.  While I’ve been very lucky to have been a part of people’s recovery process, more often than not, I’ve seen people who just LOVE… Continue Reading →

Reflective writing: A tool to fight Addiction

I believe in the idea that reflective journaling can literally heal a person. Especially when it comes to building leaders: Reflective writing is a powerful tool that allows a person to best learn how to lead his or her life…. Continue Reading →

This book will teach you that you have the power to face Addiction

Here’s my pitch: If you buy 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction, read it, and do as many of the exercises as you can, you will be both prepared to handle Addiction and be much more inoculated from Addiction’s… Continue Reading →

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