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

Relapse in substance abuse recovery

Relapse is discouraging for anyone. But our response to a lapse is at least as important as the lapse itself. And where does the process of relapse really begin anyway? Well, as it turns out, ground zero lies in our … Continue reading

Not knowing in recovery | Substance Abuse Recovery

“I live my life in widening circles That reach out across the world. I may not ever complete the last one, But I give myself to it” Ranier Maria Rilke I walked into the group room one night last year, … Continue reading

Recovery is about practice | The Legend of Bagger Vance

The Legend of Bagger Vance When is a sport not only a sport? When is a movie not only a movie? When they are truly metaphors of life. Mythologist, Joseph Campbell described mythology as a story that never happened, but … 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

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