Give Your Words a Rest for a Minute and Let Your Experience Speak

Yesterday’s post talked about how we can be so immersed in words, that we are like fish in a fish tank with water made of words. Your words are important to help you understand yourself and your experience. But think about how often you just don’t have the words to explain something: a remarkable sunset … More Give Your Words a Rest for a Minute and Let Your Experience Speak

One of the Worst Myths of Recovery is that You Need to Hit “Rock Bottom” Before You are Ready to Change

Hitting “Rock Bottom” may end up being the worst thing that could ever happen to you ___ You have lost it all. You are in a crack house, alone. Needles. Hookers. No food. Shit everywhere. Rock bottom will only set us up for more failure, rather than leaving in tact the hope, energy and support … More One of the Worst Myths of Recovery is that You Need to Hit “Rock Bottom” Before You are Ready to Change

Addiction and the Urge to Create Distance

Are you creating a life or creating distance from life? ___ Whatever creates distance from living can become an addiction. I have found that even healthy practices can make me feel less real, less alive… Our practice of yoga, exercise, suntanning, shopping, social media, enjoying a social drink or writing this blog can each be … More Addiction and the Urge to Create Distance