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Unexpected

“Tomorrow isn’t promised.” It’s a piece of folk wisdom: direct, and based in plain fact. The Coronavirus has taught us, again, that our assumptions about the future are just that--assumptions. All religions and philosophies teach this, in one form or another. We make our plans and do the best [...]

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The Great Pause

I talk about “the pause” often because it was one of the most transformative tools I took away from BIG Power Yoga’s Teacher Empowerment Program. What has opened up for me through the practice of the pause is a world filled with opportunities and possibilities that did not exist [...]

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Alcoholics Anonymous vs. Other Approaches: The Evidence Is Now In

For a long time, medical researchers were unsure whether Alcoholics Anonymous worked better than other approaches to treating people with alcohol use disorder. In 2006, a review of the evidence concluded we didn’t have enough evidence to judge. That has changed. An updated systematic review published Wednesday by the Cochrane Collaboration [...]

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Fashionably Sober!

We’ve all heard someone say a friend is “fashionably late.” He shows up half an hour after the party starts, to let everyone know he has other stops on his social calendar. The last decade has given us “fashionably scruffy” looks for men, as some workplaces have allowed men [...]

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September Is National Recovery Month

This September we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Recovery Month! Originated and sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Recovery Month is an annual observance intended to promote understanding and education for all Americans about substance abuse and mental health treatment. The 2019 theme is Join [...]

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The Recovery Process Is Based On Sound Principles

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified the Ten Guiding Principles of Recovery. SAMHSA has a list of definitions for each principle, which readers may find at the website store.samhsa.gov, by entering “working definition of recovery” in the search field. These principles are based on basic [...]

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On a Roll

People say it all the time: “She’s on a roll.”  “He’s on a winning streak.”  “They’re feeling it.”  In sports it’s called “in the zone;” golfers say the cup looks a foot wide on those days.  Songwriters say the music pours out of them.  Business people describe certain times [...]

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