Tag: self-care


Forgiveness is hard. It is hard to do and it is hard to write about. Most wisdom and spiritual traditions promote it as a necessary practice for salvation (in this life and/or the next). Yet, we hang on to our angers, resentments, and traumas, turning pain into suffering. There is even a point of view … Continue reading Forgiveness 

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

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

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