The Lamb in Wolf's Clothing

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


recovery preparation

Ready to change? How to know for sure….

There is an Aesop’s fable that is so resonant and relevant to recovery that I am compelled to share it and describe its significance. Now, people are always wondering how they know their loved one is ready change. I’ve said… Continue Reading →

Why giving ultimatums don't work with addicts.

Over the last few weeks, I’ve been wrestling with meaningless deadlines.  Again, if there is an actual dependency associated with a deadline, or if the consequences of missing a deadline are enforced, then I think deadlines are quite useful and… Continue Reading →

Want a tool that you can use to improve your life?

I’ve written and published 4 books, but I can’t say that I’ve done a good job of promoting them.  Part of the reason why I haven’t been out there pounding on doors about my other books is that it’s hard… Continue Reading →

Join Juan Blea for a FREE reading in Taos, NM

Hello — I’ll be giving a free reading and discussing the idea of compassion in addiction treatment.  Please see the above flyer with all the details… {As a tool, my book 49 Tips and Insights for Understanding Addiction really can help… Continue Reading →

What is compassion for an Addict?

One of the more difficult things for me to explain is what I mean by having compassion for an addict.  At first glance, it may sound like I mean that if you love an addict, you should le him or… 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 →

I need to beat The Addict once and for all — PLEASE SHARE

I first remember meeting The Addict when I was around 8 years old. My family was hosting a regular Friday night barbecue and, as usual, alcohol was involved. There weren’t many times when my dad chose to NOT drink copious… Continue Reading →

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