You've Found the Place Where  
Serenity and Mindfulness Connect.


To Label or Not to Label

To Label or Not to Label

I am a licensed practitioner with Centers for Spiritual Living, and I am a recovering alcoholic.  I wanted to write this article because there appears to be ongoing controversy about people in New Thought  saying “I am an alcoholic.”

I have heard ministers, practitioners, and laity express concern that I “put that label” on myself. When I invite further conversation around the subject,  I am told that if I really understood and believed our teachings,  I would know that the label adds power to “the problem.” Some people have even gone so far as to say I should not be attaching such a negative word to myself–one that adds power to the condition–because I am claiming ownership of the condition when I do that.

Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises

I jump off a tall platform; I go boom. I touch a hot stove; ouch, I burn and blister. Every time. I trust these physical laws of nature to work–no need for me to test them repeatedly.

Historically, it’s been easier for me to buy into these physical promises than to trust the universal ones that say if I live by certain principles, certain outcomes will follow. Even more difficult for me was the notion that positive outcomes are subject to these promises just as much as negative ones; just that the negative ones felt so much more familiar to me.

What Is Next?

What Is Next?

Thursday is the day! Today I announce that Think Right into Limitless Sobriety, my first e-book, will be available Thursday via a link in your email. Thank you in advance for clicking and receiving my gift to you.

Think Right into Limitless Sobriety is a short journal that explores three of the step principles for living a rich and robust life: 1. Honesty; 2. Hope / Knowing, and 3. Surrender.