Forgiveness

Forgiveness

In my previous blog I discussed self-forgiveness. Just as we should cultivate forgiveness for ourselves, so should we cultivate forgiveness for others. Why? Because resentments poison us. They make us spiritually ill. There is a saying that “hatred destroys the...
Self-Forgiveness

Self-Forgiveness

Many of us lack a sense of peace due to a lack of self-forgiveness. Lack of self-forgiveness can haunt us. Do you cringe when memories surface of mistakes you have made and people you have harmed? It is painful. It brings on feelings of both guilt and shame that can...
12 Stupid Things

12 Stupid Things

It seems that in addiction, recovery, and life, good things often come in 12s. First there were the 12 steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. Now, Allen Berger, Ph.D. has come up with 4 gems that all contain dozens of benefits for those in recovery from addiction. They are;...
Renounce All Addicting

Renounce All Addicting

During early recovery, the primary focus is on renunciation, though people also begin the integration and repair process and at least think about their personal growth and spirituality. For some, renunciation gets a bad rap. People think of it as deprivation. This...
How to Change

How to Change

Change can be difficult. We all have habitual ways of being and behaving that can be unskillful and cause suffering. Sometimes we feel helpless as we ride the roller coaster of our thoughts, feelings, impulses and compulsive behaviors. The good news is that change is...

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