Strong Marriage Toolkit: Communication, Roles, Fun

A strong and mutually-supportive marriage is powerful thing. It can make the impossible, possible. It can also make the unbearable, bearable. Life is not easy. Marriage is not easy. But a strong marriage […more]

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New Year's Resolutions

Is your plan is place? An earlier post gave a few what not to’s for your resolutions this year (NY […]

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Why Alcohol Makes the Head Spin

Alcohol is a powerful drug that impacts multiple systems in the human body. How powerful is alcohol? Unlike marijuana, for example, a one-time alcohol overdose can be lethal. Alcohol’s effects begin mildly, with cognitive impairment, disorientation, and impaired judgement. […more]

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Addiction Recovery: Baby Steps

Recovery from drug or alcohol addiction requires a level of self-honesty that many people struggling with alcohol or drug abuse find challenging, if not impossible, to achieve. For this reason, it is good to proceed cautiously, gently. What starts as a tiny glimmer of truth […more]

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All is a miracle

I like to walk alone on country paths, rice plants and wild grasses on both sides, putting each foot down on the earth in mindfulness, knowing that I walk on the wondrous earth. In such moments, existence is a miraculous and mysterious reality. People usually consider walking on water […more}

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The myth of hitting bottom

Alcoholics frequently deny their addiction to alcohol. Problem drinkers who acknowledge that alcohol has negatively impacted their lives still resist suggestions that they change their behaviors. What their family or loved ones see as a problem, they may see as a preference.

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Drugged Driving

Although fatalities from automobile accidents are declining, a recent traffic analysis from the Department of Transportation (DOT) indicates that 33% of drivers killed in such accidents in 2010 tested positive for illicit drugs. The most popular among these drugs were prescription grade opiates […more]

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Stressed? It's just desserts spelled backwards.

The word “stressed” is indeed “desserts” spelled backwards. So when you feel stressed, think about your favorite desserts. Late car payment? – think about a rich Crème Brûlée. Health problems? – try thinking about Flan for a while. Lose your job? – might have to pull […more]

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Depression is the flaw in love

“Depression is the flaw in love. To be creatures who love, we must be creatures who can despair at what […]

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