Archives for December, 2011
The approach of a new year can be a source of stress or a source of anticipation depending on your personal perspective.
For some, like myself, we are quite simply incurable optimists when it comes to the New Year.
We are just convinced - year after year after year - that the moment January 1st arrives, all the work-in-progress projects...
Does religion have a place in recovery?
The answer is yes. And no.
By the way, by "religion," I realize I may be inadvertently saying different things to different folks. For some, "religion" may mean planning a regular visit to a house of worship, while for others "religion" may mean waking up a bit early...
It is no secret that I am a huge cinema fan.
There are many movies and movie characters that inspire me, but in particular I have noticed that Clint Eastwood is a great mentor if you have self-confidence issues.
Some of Clint's most famous roles, like police inspector Harry Callahan in "Dirty Harry," war veteran Walt Kowalski in "Gran Torino," and Secret Service agent Frank...
I don't talk about birds as much on this blog as I do in other places where I write. But all that is about to change, because recently, I saw the movie "Rio".
About a dozen times.
Featuring a tame blue macaw named Blu, the movie is less about its overt plot to mate the last male and female blue macaws together to save the species,...
The holidays are here.
And so is the holiday food.
For those of us with eating disorders, any date with the word "holiday" in it is not necessarily a reason to rejoice. For many of us, the approach of a holiday can even induce panic.
This is where mentoring can really come in handy....
What the heck does that mean, anyway?
If you are of a religious bent, you may explain "spirit" in the terms of your faith background, such as "Holy Spirit" for Christians, or "Shakti" for Hindu traditions.
If you are not of a religious bent, your definition of spirit may be more ambiguous, and you may be more inclined to describe spirit as...