The need to change in alcohol and addiction recovery

“To be or not to be, that is the question”   Shakespeare   “Should I stay or should I go” The Clash     I recently had an encounter with a young man who attempted suicide. To choose life or … 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

Ground Hog Day as it applies to recovery

The message in this ostensibly lighthearted romantic comedy turns out to be one of profound international interest and acclaim. It begins with the character Phil Connors, a curmudgeon weatherman, dissatisfied with life and his place in it, defiantly resisting every … 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