Consciousness: A Gift or a Curse?

What Exactly Is Consciousness? Consciousness is awareness. To be more exact, it is the awareness that lies within the mind which is the sense of self. Consciousness is the part of our mind that says, “I” or “I am”; that thinks in terms of “me” and “myself.” If you’ve ever said something like, “I can’t stand myself” then you’ve […]

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Attention and Effort: The Secret to Change

Socrates said, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” This quote resonates with so many of us at such a profound level. But what does it actually mean? This popular quote from Socrates can be more deeply and accurately understood by […]

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All The Time…

This speaks volumes about the human mind: we all think about what may go wrong, wonder what will go wrong, imagine everything going wrong, and obsess over our thoughts, worries, and fears to such an excessive degree that we forget the truth of this quote (a truth we have always known all along): All we […]

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[Podcast]”Life After Addiction”: Episode #1 – Interview with Gracie “V” (Gracie Vanasse)

I’m grateful to announce the debut episode of the Life After Addiction podcast which will feature articles pertaining to personal and spiritual growth through addiction recovery as well as interviews with people from all walks of life who have overcome addiction, turning it from a stumbling block into a stepping stone. This debut episode features […]

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What Are You Trying to Escape?

It’s been said that the fastest way to find the solution to a problem is to ask the right questions. In terms of personal growth and addiction recovery, asking questions (especially the right ones) forces us to face the issues holding us back in life head-on. It causes us to get up close and personal with […]

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