Yearly Archives: 2018


Buddhism is thousands of years old, but it’s ancient teachings can be applied to basic principles to live by today to supplement a program of recovery. Many recovery and 12-step programs today require a psychic change, which essentially gives the recovering individual a new perspective on life. This allows to put down the old unhealthy […]

Eastern Approach to Recovery   Recently updated !


There is a definitive pattern in life. Habits are created after using the new thoughts or behaviors for a consistent amount of time. The key is to keep repeating the desired behavior to develop it into a habit. Relapse is the return to the old ways of life. More importantly relapse is a process.  Relapse […]

Do you Understand Relapse?   Recently updated !



I know is a common phrase
 “I Know.”   But do you?  What do you know?   As a substance abuse counselor and lifestyle coach, this is the phrase I hear most often.   I have come to realize that when someone no longer wishes to listen or feels overwhelmed, this is the stop phrase used.   What “I Know” means […]

I know!