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Definitions some may find powerful and useful: Addiction is where one modifies one’s values to align with one’s behavior Recovery is where one modifies one’s behavior to align with one’s values. Think about it


McMindfulness This is an interesting recent critique which adds new emphasis to the dangers of McMindfulness. The following was originally posted by Bill Abbott on 7/27/2014 at 9:16 AM Warning. This article alerts us to a very real concern: My concern here, as echoed in the article, is that as the mindfulness movement sweeps the United Continue Reading

Risk Factors for Relapse

Risk Factors for Relapse Over the course of time I’ve observed several sets of circumstances that seem to increase the risk of a person with an addictive problem to sustain a relapse – that is, falling back to the former behavior. I must honestly state that this is an observational piece and I am not Continue Reading

Some Truths About Cannabis

I, like many, was surprised when the New York Times came out in support of the legalization of marijuana aka cannabis. This is not the place to debate that issue i.e. the pros and cons. However, I link here to one of the editorials on legalization as the information in the article about the drug itself is accurate Continue Reading


Mindfulness; a personal perspective and experience & Something unusual On most of the previous postings I’ve written about things that are abstract in nature. This time I’m going to talk a little bit about a personal experience that was so revolutionary to me that I thought it worthy of reporting. As many know here I Continue Reading

Summer Reading

Some suggested summer reading for those who might be interested in some recent more “advanced” topics: · Neuroscience of emotion, “The emotional life of your brain” by Richie Davidson · Neuroscience of addiction, “Memoirs of an Addicted Brain” by Marc Lewis · Excellent explanation of CRAFT, “Beyond Addiction” by Jeff Foote · Conflict resolution, “I’m Continue Reading

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