Some people are shocked, others may have had their worst fears realized. Some may have seen this coming. No matter what we now have an opportunity and we all now have an obligation. We have to stand up, we need to be ready to march, to write letters, to mobilize- not just our neighborhoods but ALL […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Learning that I am lovable and worthy was a huge part of my ability to maintain my sobriety. The warring thoughts in my head, the ones that told me I didn’t deserve this beautiful life, my “success” in career and relationships threatened to undermine my recovery. It was critical that I redeem my self respect and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
We all know the story- Goldilocks finds her way into the Three Bears’ home ( a little trespass and B&E is overlooked here), and she wanders around their house. Investigating the chairs, the food and finally the beds she makes herself at home. She not only looks at but tries each item and after finding the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“THIS is what I am doing now” is my intention. I woke up with a mind full of memories, of things to do, of things, people, places, obligations and desires. I had a mind FULL; I was not mindful. So I did what I have learned to do, I asked the committee to wait and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“I want to be there for you.” “Sure I can do that, no problem.” “I can get this some other time, what can I do for you?” “This can wait, what do you need?” “Don’t worry, I can get back to this later, what do you need help with?” “Sure! I don’t mind, I can do […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Spiritual Practice of Saying “No”
Personality Types Attract Different Drugs | The Fix This is an interesting article. The Ayurvedic tools of constitution analysis – the doshas – also address these concepts. Different constitutions: Vatta, Pitta and Kapha (as well as the combinations thereof) express themselves in different addictive preferences. Kyczy Hawk E-RYT200 is the author of “Yoga and the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Personality Types Attract Different Drugs | The Fix
I have a new GPS unit. It takes some of the fear out of going to new places – particularly if is it dark or visibility is poor. I like it. However, my GPS takes time to load! I plug it in and it takes time to crank and churn. At first I was frustrated […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on My GPS Takes Time To Load
It is one thing to step securely on the sand and let your feet be lapped by the waves- it is another thing entirely to be in the water, toes touching nothing, being part of the vastness, lifted by the waves. Setting intentions and aligning them with purpose has been like that for me. After […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Scheduling Esalen for a conference during the monarch migration… is that an accident or a wonderful coincidence? The Yoga and Addiction Recovery Conference held its second annual get together late October this year; and for the second time it was held during the butterfly migration. Last year it was so cold the poor insects were […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Monarchs, migration and metamorphosis
A few weeks ago I was given the opportunity to contribute to a curriculum for teen girls. The focus of this 6 week course for these incarcerated young women is co-dependence and other fall out from living in a house with addiction. Like the turtle in the Mr Wizard cartoon – I have been time […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Good Grief! More to process!!!