Having a Sponsor – Early Recovery

What Is Sponsorship?  Why do Twelve Step programs suggest having a sponsor and what is our relationship with a sponsor (mentor, teacher, guide, or all?) Sponsorship as defined by the 12 Step programs is a formalized relationship between two people in recovery, one who guides the other as s/he goes through the twelve steps, reads…

What Is Yoga?

Years apart two questions converge.  Many years ago at teacher training we were asked what we thought yoga was and how often we should practice.  Earlier this week a student asked me these same questions.  These questions are brackets on years of investigation and my answer has grown and changed. In response to the questions…

Heroes in Recovery

Last year I was invited to send my story into Heroes In Recovery.  I was reluctant. Again with the ego; “I am not young so my story won’t be “relevant”, my recovery journey is not unique enough”  and so on.  I was indulging in the ego of “less than”-as poisonous and misleading and as selfish as the ego…