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Mindfulness is NOT a Self-Improvement Project

It took me 10 years of Buddhist practice and study to learn this lesson. It took me pursuing a Master’s…
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How to Win Your 2019 With Ease

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love goals! I love setting goals, I love envisioning the future, dreaming…
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Allowing Heaven

I was going to write something beautiful and elaborate about how we can trap ourselves and create a self-limiting reality…
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The Lost Art of Boredom

The best thing my mom ever did was ground me from church. Wait, that’s not true. The best thing my…
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Uncovering our Client’s History of Sanity

The first open-air cremation I ever attended was of a psychiatrist and Buddhist teacher Ed Podvoll, or Llama Mingyur. It…
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Thank God it’s Monday!!

Thank God it’s Monday!! If you are not saying “Thank God It’s Monday!” on your way to work each Monday,…
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Here’s Why Your Treatment Outcomes Suck (In Four Simple Words)..

In 2005 I stepped out of residential treatment work because I was shocked. I was as a freshly minted grad…
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Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and….. MONEY.

  There’s a whole lot that does happen in treatment. And there’s a whole lot more that doesn’t. And maybe…
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A Smile In Hell

I grew up reading Dante’s Inferno. My mom was a high school English teacher and tutored students at our home,…
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The Subject Tonight Is Hope

  The subject tonight is Hope And for tomorrow night as well, As a matter of fact I know of…
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Learning to Suffer Better

I was a competitive kid growing up. So when I got to the meditation cushion I was going for gold.…
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There Are No Detours.

I was leading a group a couple years back at a residential treatment center. It was a mindfulness group and…
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The 40% Rule

I didn’t want to go run the other evening. It had been a long day, and I’d met with clients…
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Why Stress is Good News!!

Only under stress can we function optimally. Let me clarify, only under the right kinds of stress can we function…
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How Developing a Needs and Feelings Literacy Will Change Your Life!

So, a couple weeks ago the wife of a male client I’m working with, whom I’m also meeting weekly as…
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