Jun 28, 2018

What is contentment? One of the love practices is the practice of contentment. Contentment is being happy with who we are, with the people in our lives, and with our […]

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Jun 15, 2018

What is empathy? Empathy is understanding the experience of someone else. This includes understanding another person’s feelings and thoughts. Affective empathy refers to when we actually feel what someone else […]

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Jun 8, 2018

What is compassion? Compassion is an action we take to relieve suffering. It can be towards ourselves, as in self-compassion, or towards others. It can be as simple as telling […]

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The Practice of Love

Jun 1, 2018

Growth is a process of learning to live more skillfully. This requires practice. We become masters of any skill with about 10,000 hours of practice. So, to become masters at […]

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May 25, 2018

Judging ourselves or others for who we are blocks the flow of love and forgiveness. We have no right to judge others, just as others have no right to judge […]

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May 19, 2018

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 […]

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May 11, 2018

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 […]

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12 Stupid Things

May 6, 2018

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 […]

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Renounce All Addicting

Apr 26, 2018

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 […]

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