Month: June 2017

True Self

"Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity." - Buddha "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And … Continue reading True Self

Perfectionism: SADness by a Thousand Cuts

In business, there is a common saying "The perfect is the enemy of the good" (though the saying dates back to the 17th century). It is often muttered as an affirmation that good enough will suffice, that trying to achieve perfection will lead to a project never being completed, or not completed on time. In … Continue reading Perfectionism: SADness by a Thousand Cuts

The Path to Recovery: Deep Listening

Many of us are in recovery because we abandoned ourselves. We thought the feelings and wants of others were more important that our own. This destroyed our sense or worth, and made us needy, unable to function as adults, constantly looking for others to adult us, and/or indulging in unhealthy behaviors. After the initial crisis … Continue reading The Path to Recovery: Deep Listening

Welcoming All Our Guests

In the famous poem "Guest House" (below), by Jellaludin Rumi, we are reminded to welcome all the guests in our house, whether they might be thought of as "bad" or "good". I apply this philosophy to uncomfortable images as well as uncomfortable feelings. If there is a person that I believe is thinking badly of … Continue reading Welcoming All Our Guests

Suffering: A Life Without Help

According to NAMI, half of all chronic mental illness is developed by age 14, and three quarters by age 24. Despite this, many people go decades without getting any help, even though there are effective treatments. We develop coping mechanisms that help us in the moment as children, but these unguided approaches often catch up … Continue reading Suffering: A Life Without Help

Recovery Poem

Recovery Poem The mission of recovery is to reconnect, with the unconscious beauty in all of us, represented by the deep burgundy rose, which in recovery, is the rose of acceptance, forgiveness, compassion, kindness, patience and love; The rose of rewired mindlessness; The rose of rewired coping skills; The rose of mindfulness. Recovery makes our … Continue reading Recovery Poem

Holistic Healing

We support holistic healing: physical, emotional, and spiritual. Physical consists of body health, including brain health.