This weekend I traveled to Nanaimo, British Columbia to attend the Science & Spirituality Conference. There were hundreds of...
I can’t edit. Call it dyslexia, call it a lack of thoroughness, but nonetheless I simply can’t edit my...
Imagine if you were suffering with cancer and the pills the doctor prescribed you made your cancer worse. Imagine if you had diabetes and the doctor gave you insulin that made your blood sugars rise. Think about someone you know that has high blood pressure and their doctor wrote... Read more
One of the biggest weaknesses of Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) is that mental health isn’t covered in more depth. Millions of people suffering from addiction, too suffer from untreated mental health issues which originally lead them to their addiction/alcoholism. Their consumption coping strategy was often their only way to making life... Read more
Over the years I have heard people sling the term ‘generational curse’ around while speaking on the subject of strife and struggle. “The Smiths have been fighting this ugly generational curse for as long as I can remember”, is a typical phrase that comes to mind in my case.... Read more
The last two weeks have unearthed something inside of me, and the feelings associated with this fierce birthing are terrible. I have the vague sense that something great inside of me is shifting. As experienced many times in the past as I grow, emotional Pain seems to be reverberate... Read more
There is no one on earth quite like you; from the pattern of your strands of hair to your fingerprints, you are singular. The sequence of your thoughts and the staircase of your experiences are only known by you. With your unique perspective, we need your voice to enrich... Read more
I’m sure many of you have read an article or two about Madalyn Parker this week. This hard working manager at Olark needed a few extra days to take care of her mental health, and instead of side-stepping the issue due to fears of judgement and stigma, she kept her... Read more
Detox: a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances. What is the first word that come to mind when you read the word Detox? Is it drugs? Is it alcohol? How about prescription medication? Or, wouldn’t those... Read more
Anxiety is condition that can take over your life and lead to anxiety or panic attacks. People that have never experienced anxiety do not understand how difficult it is overcome the condition. You cannot explain your condition away. In fact, you will need to approach it head on and... Read more
This time of year can be extremely challenging for those who deal with depression or anxiety. The hypersensitivity of those afflicted can easily be turned into isolation, as the sunlight hours become less and less heading towards the winter solstice. Historically, I find myself slowly edging into a depression... Read more
Step 5 : Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. A couple thousand days have come and gone since the beginning of my attempt to live life with rigourous honesty, but I must admit my ability to operate in delusional ignorance of... Read more
With the diminishing hours of sunlight and existential thinking on the rise this time of the year, it’s understandable if you are feeling out of sorts. For the extremely sensitive type who might be doubting their own spiritual journey and connection to God recently I thought I would help pour... Read more
Recovery has been an amazing journey for me over the years. I have gained immense insight into honesty, compassion and humanity that is offered so sparingly in this world from AA , or “The Rooms”, as they are commonly referred to. A healing-centered fellowship that has a wide open door policy... Read more