Shame and the 8 Steps to Happiness

“You are Enough”, says Brene Brown, the world famous researcher, and Shameographer. “We all have Buddha-nature”, 14th Dalai Lama. “Now you are Christ’s body”, 1 Corinthians 12:27 Science, Buddha, and Christ You can listen on Stitcher HERE Above are three statements — the scientist, the Buddha, and Christianity agreeing in slightly different words on the oneness of humanity, […]

Hope, Disaster, Addiction, and Recovery: My Hero’s Adventure

Death One single tear rides over my left cheek as I peer down the path to the chapel where my brother David lay in his coffin awaiting the final goodbye. I’m leaning against the western orange-brick wall of my Year One Classroom during recess whilst other children play noisily their games of childhood and joviality. […]

How To Know If You’re An Alcoholic – Awareness

How do you know that you are an alcoholic and what do you do then if you want to do something about it? Dharma The meaning of Dharma reveals what objects are to be abandoned, what objects are to be practised, and so forth, says Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in ‘Joyful Path of Good Fortune’. Since […]

How 6 Words Will Change Your Addicted Life Around…Forever

If you are looking for an alcoholism definition you won’t find it here. After 12 plus years of meetings, reading, and praying I am yet to find it. Is alcoholism a disease? I don’t know. I love all the Dr. Gabor Mate says about the feelings of addicts and the trauma that seems to cause […]

4 Ways to End The Alcoholic Torture

4 Ways to End The Alcoholic Torture “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” —Gandhi   Die It is a fact that most alcoholics will die in their illness – that is, without recovering. According to ‘National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, June 2017’, 80,000 […]

My Story

I drank for 27 years from the ages of 14 to 42 before being so sick that my doctor told me I had 6 months to live and my girlfriend at the time, Cathy took me to AA. I was kicking and screaming and intellectually justifying and rationalizing. I was a fruitcake. I even read […]