Blogs

Acting As If

July 16, 2019

The behavior we call “acting as if” can be a powerful recovery tool. Acting as if is a way to practice the positive. It’s a positive form of pretending. It’s…

Use Your Connections

July 02, 2019

As I glanced through the pages of a writer’s magazine one morning, I realized how important this magazine had been in my life. When I began writing back in the…

Release Guilt

June 18, 2019

Do whatever you need to do to release guilt. Do it often. Make that technique a regular part of your life. Guilt has gotten a bad name. Many of us…

Accepting Love

June 04, 2019

Many of us have worked too hard to make relationships work; sometimes those relationships didn’t have a chance because the other person was unavailable or refused to participate. To compensate…

Take the Lid off the Box

May 21, 2019

The world shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. — Anaïs Nin First you crawled; then you learned to walk, and the world grew a little bigger. You learned…

Value Each Moment

May 07, 2019

How often we wait for those grand moments of revelation, those intense times that blast us into transformation, those turning points that forever change us and our lives. Those are…

The Best Is Yet to Come

April 23, 2019

Set yourself free from limitations, limitations you have placed on yourself. Sometimes in life we may begin thinking the best part is over. I’ve done my best work, had my…

Meditation and Prayer

April 09, 2019

The Eleventh Step asks us to meditate as a route to improving our conscious contact with God. Meditation is different than obsessing or worrying. Obsession and worrying are fear connections.…

Be Aware of the Illusion of Control

March 26, 2019

Remember how it feels when we try to control someone else. “I was driving down the road one day behind a car that I decided was driving too slowly,” a…

Turn Problems into Challenges

March 12, 2019

“Why did you climb those mountains,” someone asked about my trip to China. “Because they were there,” I said. Action: There’s a fine line between having enough challenge that you roll…