Category: Article

The Lesson is Joy

February 28, 2017

I was visiting a counselor in Minnesota one cold January day in 1991. We were talking about the present and speculating about the lessons to come. She grabbed my…

Just do what you can

February 22, 2017

Dear God,I am doing the best that I can.— Children’s Letters to God Sometimes all we can do is all we can do. “Maybe my talent is being a…

Developing Healthy Tolerance

February 14, 2017

Many of us are skilled at denying and discounting what hurts us. We may endure a particular situation, telling ourselves repeatedly it’s not that bad; we shouldn’t be so…


February 11, 2017

Taking financial responsibility for ourselves is part of recovery. Some of us may find ourselves in hard financial times for a variety of reasons. Our recovery concepts, including the…

Go with the flow

February 10, 2017

I was standing in my kitchen, many years ago, cooking Thanksgiving dinner. The children were racing around the house. I was expecting company. Dinner wasn’t coming out the way…


February 09, 2017

Experiment. Try something new. Try stepping out. We have been held back too long. We have held ourselves back too long. As children, many of us were deprived of…

Getting Needs Met

February 07, 2017

Picture yourself walking through a meadow. There is a path opening before you. As you walk, you feel hungry. Look to your left. There’s a fruit tree in full…

The Basics – Day 5

February 03, 2017

“What are the rules for taking care of myself?” a woman asked me. I started to answer her by giving her a list, then I stopped myself. “The first…

The Basics – Day 3

February 01, 2017

It’s an interesting phenomenon. When I get so tired I can’t think or work, I refuse to go to sleep, try to work harder, then wonder why I can’t…