Monthly Archives: October 2013

You Are Not Alone

One of the things I like about all the 12-step groups out there is that none of them (to the best of my knowledge) was ever started by a professional trying to help lay people. The grandaddy of all 12-step … Continue reading

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Staying Married

http://www.salon.com/2013/10/13/the_9_smartest_marriage_tips_ever/?source=newsletter I would suggest that the article also tells you how to treat someone you’re dating if you think you might want to marry them. The language is somewhat heterosexist, but I think the tips apply, for the most part, … Continue reading

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Inhaling Alcohol

http://www.drugfree.org/join-together/alcohol/inhaling-alcohol-dangerous-trend-expert-says I’ve had this notification sitting in my inbox until I could get a moment to look at it. My first reaction is, “why bother?” People have been consuming alcohol for thousands of years, and for better or for worse, … Continue reading

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Wordless Mindfulness is Bliss

And a clean desk ain’t bad either. He probably knows how to delegate– with an excellent sense of non-attachment.

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co-occurring disorders

Not so long ago, (and still today in some places) if you sought help for life problems and had both a mental illness and a substance addiction, you might be caught up in what one of my colleagues called “dueling disorders,” … Continue reading

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In Case You Missed It

Suicide prevention day was officially September 10th. My take home from this is, don’t try to drown your sorrows, they might drown you. Suicide and Addictions: The Neglected Link By Linda Rosenberg, President & CEO, National Council for Behavioral Health … Continue reading

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Nature is good for you, says science

http://www.salon.com/2013/09/21/parks_make_us_smarter_science_proves_it/?source=newsletter When we shut down parts of the government– guess what’s considered non-essential?

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