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Religion and Spirituality

Should spirituality be addressed in treating Addiction?

The biggest challenge with which I’m faced as a substance abuse counselor is the idea of spirituality both while in active addiction and while in recovery.  In my opinion, the reason people cower at the idea of spirituality is that… Continue Reading →

Why 45 was the right age to start brazilian jiu jitsu

One day, recently, while leading a writing workshop within an inpatient treatment facility, I heard myself say, “change isn’t easy, but taking the first step towards what you want to become will set you on your way.”  I was speaking… Continue Reading →

Lamb in Wolf’s Clothing Podcast Episode #1

This prologue episode introduces the podcast and in doing so, discusses: Religion vs. Spirituality, especially within Addiction Treatment The malevolent spirituality of heroin addiction How conscious creativity can disrupt addiction’s processes Enjoy and let me know of any topics future… Continue Reading →

Recovery takes spiritual balance

Rahesh Balsekar teaches, “it is only when there is firm rooting in…the belief in the reality of the volition of the individual that the notion of karma arises.”  What he means is that suffering emerges when a person is too… 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 →

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 →

Addiction robs authentic relationships

With a cool breeze in my face and the wind carrying the church bell’s song, I let feelings rise inside of me.  Doubt crept into my mind: What if I’m just not good enough to “make it” as a writer?… Continue Reading →

Maybe there’s even something to AA’s “higher power” after all…

It’s hard for me to argue with data and evidence.  If I think something, but can’t support it, then I don’t discuss it much.  At least I try not to; I admit that my unfounded opinions can make their escape… Continue Reading →

My prayer for addicts and their families on Holy Thursday

My heavenly Father, As you enter your passion, please allow me to share your walk, as I try to share the suffering of those who struggle with Addiction.   I don’t have the answers, but I am certain that with your… Continue Reading →

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