The Cure for the Pain is the Pain

“The cure for the pain is the pain” Rumi In her amazingly progressive book “Radical Acceptance,” author Tara Brach Ph.D. talks about the power of using safe people in safe places to open up to our pain. She is accurate … Continue reading

Is that so? | Healing stories for drug addiction and recovery

The Zen Master, Hakuin was praised by neighbors as one living a pure life. A beautiful girl whose parents owned a food store lived near him. Suddenly without any warning, her parents discovered she was with child. This made her … Continue reading

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

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