The Water Wheel

The Water Wheel

Emptying I am a fan of Fr. Richard Rohr, a Franciscan priest in New Mexico. He’s a little controversial in some more conservative Catholic circles, and perhaps that’s why I like him. Last week one of his daily Lenten readings discussed the idea that...
Carrots, Garlic, and Mostly Love

Carrots, Garlic, and Mostly Love

I just returned from a weekend conference about breaking habits and addictive behavior. The speaker, Mukta Kaur Khalsa, Ph.D., has worked in rehab clinics for 40 years and trained with Indian Guru, Yogi Bhajan for about 30 years. Now she does training for people who...
Feeding The Tiger

Feeding The Tiger

Recently a mother of one of my patients expressed her concern that although her daughter was willingly going through our Medically Assisted Opioid Withdrawal process and committed to not using narcotics, she was insistent about her intention to continue using pot when...
The Soul in Hiding

The Soul in Hiding

“The human soul doesn’t want to be fixed, it simply wants to be seen and heard. The soul is like a wild animal – tough, resilient and shy. When we go crashing through the woods shouting for it to come out so we can help it, the soul will stay in...