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Why the Pain?

Why the Pain?

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Putting Recovery First

Putting Recovery First

My therapist looked at me with kind eyes and said “you are a relational person.  There is no need to beat yourself up over that.  You are here to learn how to balance the person...

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Learning by Observing

Learning by Observing

On a trip to Kenya, I was blown away to find that our interpreter, a man who had lived nearly all his life in China, spoke not only exquisite Swahili, but also perfect English. I...

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Communication in Recovery

Communication in Recovery

Spending time with family around the holidays has reminded me of how much my idea of healthy communication has changed over the years. Dishonesty and manipulation were such a...

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All Part of the Process

All Part of the Process

When I worked in a residential treatment center, it was all too common for clients to band together around their frustrations around the perceived restrictions and rules. After...

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