Category Archives: Blog

Practicing Gratitude at Thanksgiving

When asked for topics at a meeting this week the odds are good that someone will suggest gratitude as a discussion topic. Just by virtue of being in recovery we have plenty to be grateful for, and now with Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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I Have the Power

The power to change the way I react to the disease of addiction. The power to stop its destructive spread. For too many years I was consumed by the poison my son was consuming. I snarled and yelled and argued … Continue reading

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Is There a Cancer-Prone Personality?

More than twenty years ago, the American Cancer Association asked the question, is there a cancer-prone personality? At the time, results were inconclusive and researchers needed much more information before they could put the debate to rest. Since then, studies … Continue reading

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Moving Toward Emotional Balance

The best way out is always through. ~Robert Frost Being out of balance emotionally usually involves either not allowing yourself to experience your feelings as they evolve by avoiding or suppressing them, or being so attached to and identified with … Continue reading

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Once upon a time I was just a mom.

A regular mom. When I held my little miracle in my arms for the very first time, I rubbed my cheek on his fuzzy head and whispered, “Joey, my beautiful son, I will love and protect you for as long … Continue reading

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Men, Relationships, and Trauma

The role of trauma in men’s relationships is interesting – to say the least. What is so difficult about it is how hidden it can be. I have learned a lot about trauma in the past decade. Before then, despite … Continue reading

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Short. Direct. Callous. And as It Turns Out, Life Saving

Did you hear the one about the 450-plus pound man working in the fashion industry? I certainly did; mainly because I was that guy. The same guy whose scale would read ERR (short for “error” since the scale couldn’t register any … Continue reading

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Tell-all book chronicles man’s 250-pound weight loss

Gregg McBride doesn’t hold anything back in his new book that details his incredible weight loss. KABC By Lori Corbin Thursday, October 16, 2014 10:30PM LOS ANGELES (KABC) – Gregg McBride is one of millions of Americans who has struggled … Continue reading

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Yoga Cannot Cure All

Yoga is an amazing practice.  The physical postures energise at the same time they relax you, strengthen the body while adding flexibility and balance.  Breathwork and meditation can be used at anytime to recenter you, bringing you to present time … Continue reading

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Addiction and Petroglyphs, Recovery and Basketball

One of active addiction’s cruel realities is that gradually and progressively, alcohol and other drugs work less and less well. The inexorable truth the phenomenon of tolerance teaches all addicts is that the longer they use substances—whether from the street … Continue reading

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