The Four Horses and Substance Abuse Recovery

Because growing is an inside job, quality therapy involves a truly personal touch; addressing not only your problems, but in discovering who you really are deep down inside and how you function to restore your wholeness and passion for life. … Continue reading

Autobiography in Five Chapters

  Autobiography in Five Chapters (From the Tibetan Book of Living and Dying) I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost… I am hopeless It isn’t my fault. It … Continue reading

Way of the Peaceful Warrior | Books for Substance Abuse Recovery

I highly recommend watching the movie “Peaceful Warrior,” based on Dan Millman’s internationally celebrated book “Way of The Peaceful Warrior.” I highly recommend reading the book, as well (among many other excellent books by Dan Millman). If you watch the … 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

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