Entries tagged with “Addiction”
“The brightness of an incandescent bulb is determined by how many twists are in its filament. Each twist increases the resistance of the wire, which in turn makes the filament heat up more and glow brighter. Likewise, each twisted, broken aspect of our lives can add to our capacity to be a light.”
Mantras for support on a recovery journey, whether for it is for Dry January or for one day at a time.
Overcoming addiction may not be easy, but there are things you can do to make the process smoother.
By paying attention and anticipating pain (tension, need for energy, and so on), people come to “health consciousness” and are less likely to abuse prescription drugs.
Workaholics are more likely to suffer from anxiety and other disorders.
Scary as it is to admit, I once walked by my own children at the end of a workday, offering them just a quick nod on my way to get to my email, and it wasn’t as if I was expecting …
Jagad Guru says that all addiction is rooted in misunderstandings about who we are and what we need to be truly happy and fulfilled.
Knowing how to revive our close loving friendship with God is the key to overcoming any addiction.
Capture: Unraveling the Mystery of Mental SufferingBy David A. Kessler, MDHarperWaveWho hasn’t wished they could control the anger, grief, and anxiety that lead to actions tha…
RewireChange Your Brain to Break Bad Habits, Overcome Addictions, and Conquer Self-Destructive BehaviorBy Richard O’ConnorHudson Street PressHabits die hard and science can now tel…
For some addicts, hitting bottom and having a spiritual awakening are the first steps along the path of recovery. That's why Alcoholics Anonymous, the oldest and largest of the twe…
Do you have an innocent coffee habit—or an addiction?
Young lovers sit at a sidewalk café and sip espresso between kisses; a group of giggling cheerleaders head for a cooler filled with iced energy drinks; a group of happy kids swing …
Overcoming Addiction and Ending America’s Greatest TragedyBy David SheffHOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURTEveryone has a skeleton in the closet. And the United States has an awfully bi…
An Interview with Josh Korda
If you are sitting around a table in America, enjoying a conversation with 5 friends, chances are that 2 of you are either struggling with your own addiction, or dealing with the a…
We're a culture of addicts, says Canadian physician Gabor Maté, whose controversial ideas just might heal us all.
How an ancient Buddhist tradition offers a path to complete recovery from addiction
Building a new health consciousness.
A new life begins with a “massive spiritual awakening.”
An interview with addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen
James Hollis and Stephen Kiesling discuss Jung, accountability, and the stories we tell ourselves.
Roadside Assistance for the Spiritual Traveler
This fascinating discussion with Perry Farrell, the founder of Lollapalooza, covers his career and his spiritual life.
"When I’m trying to encourage clients struggling with addiction to attend a 12-step program I often hear 'I don’t get anything out of that' or 'I don’t see how hanging out with a bunch of people talking about how terrible their lives are is supposed to help me.' Notice the self-focus in both objections to getting help."
Did shamans pack tobacco leaves into leather pouches only for symbolic reasons?
My definition of a drug is any substance which alters your senses. I include alcohol and marijuana in addition to hard drugs. The following thoughts are a conversation I fantasize having with some of my friends who practice yoga and meditation and use drugs.
New science shows that addiction, like other conditions in the brain, can be healed.
Yogi Tommy Rosen uses his practice to help others in recovery.
Trauma affects all the systems of the body, mind, soul and spirit; its treatment must go beyond talk centered therapies.
Our political and social systems don't support fundamental human needs, says Gabor Mate—which affects our ability to deal with traumatic events.