Calming the Hurricane in Drug Addiction & Alcohol Addiction Recovery

“My mind is burning It starts to shout Desire is coming It breaks out loud… Here I am, Rock you like a hurricane” The Scorpions Any one, who has ever tried to quiet the mind in a sustained fashion, whether … Continue reading

Homecoming | Poetry for Substance Abuse Recovery

I will no longer abandon myself to prevent someone else from leaving me. I am an amazing kaleidoscope; diverse and dynamically rich; with myriad colors, shapes and textures, tints and hues tumbling about, defying description, holding projections, and reflecting them … Continue reading

One Day at a Time or One Breath at a Time | Inspiration in Substance Abuse Recovery

I live my life in growing orbits that move out over the things of this world. Perhaps I can never achieve the last, but that will be my attempt. I am circling around God, around the ancient tower, I have … Continue reading

The obstacles in our paths are our paths – substance abuse treatment

Keep walking Though there’s no place to get to. Don’t try to see through the distances. That’s not for human beings. Move within, but don’t move The way that fear makes you move.                                                        Rumi Nearly at the “end” of … Continue reading

Yoga Inspiration for Drug and Alcohol Rehab

This section of my blog, entitled “Thoughts For The Day” was inspired by an interview with the poet, William Stafford, who asserted that we should all write a poem everyday as part of our process of growth; to which the interviewer asked … Continue reading

Beginners Mind in Substance Abuse Recovery |Phoenix Arizona

“Choking on Feel-Good” Line from the movie “White Squall” It happened last night, as it often does in program; after an evening of people taking risks, making themselves emotionally vulnerable, exposing their bare-naked souls to each other, it culminated into … Continue reading

Breathe into this Moment | Addiction Recovery

“Too much information running through my brain” The Police True or not, I recently heard that the average 21st century person is exposed to more information in a single day than someone from the late 19th century was in a full year. … Continue reading

Spiritual Inspiration for Addiction Recovery

Exploring We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time. T.S. Elliot Today is the next segment in the journey of … Continue reading

Spirituality in Addiction Recovery | Phoenix Substance Abuse Treatment

“CHANTS OF A LIFETIME” SEARCHING FOR A HEART OF GOLD By Krishna Das In a Bill Moyers interview entitled “Love’s Confusing Joy” about the ecstatic poetry of the twelfth-century mystic, Rumi; contemporary Scholar, Coleman Barks said: “If you think there … Continue reading