That Pesky Thought – I Must Get High

That Pesky Thought – I Must Get High

There’s no pretty way to say it, Tia kicked my butt in yoga last week. She’s the owner of the studio I’ve belonged to for a long time, and I try to get to several classes a week. Hers is a core class, and she’s got a reputation for teaching beautifully choreographed...
Drugs Have Made My Life Bearable

Drugs Have Made My Life Bearable

“Tripping Over Joy” What is the difference Between your experience of Existence And that of a saint? The saint knows That the spiritual path Is a sublime chess game with God And that the Beloved Has just made such a Fantastic Move That the saint is now continually...
Set Yourself Up for Sobriety Success

Set Yourself Up for Sobriety Success

Beatrice came in for a follow up visit. She is in her early 50’s and has wrestled with her addiction to alcohol for more than half of her lifetime. Except for a (pretty bad) one night slip last Thanksgiving, she now has two years of recovery under her belt. She holds...
What Does It Mean To Hit Rock Bottom?

What Does It Mean To Hit Rock Bottom?

I came across this quote on my Instagram feed the other day. I thought it was so profoundly true that I wanted to share it with you. “I don’t believe in rock bottom. I’ve had a lot of what I thought were rock bottoms, only to discover another, rockier bottom...
Who Should You Surround Yourself With in Recovery?

Who Should You Surround Yourself With in Recovery?

If only life could be like it was in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. If you are too young to remember Mr. Rogers, it’s worth a look on YouTube. Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood was a beautiful, idyllic, albeit imagined place. Unfortunately. If the world ran as an episode of Mr....