Health

Rob Ford and how we are enabling vs. helping him

Unfortunately, Toronto’s mayor Rob Ford has become quite the laughingstock. He’s the guy people love to shoot down at the water cooler—and anyone who watches late night TV is aware that of the...

The secret of self-respect

Well-known TV icon Dr. Phil is revered by many, and repelled by others. Personally, I find that his down-home country “charm” is often marred by a disturbing arrogance that he, at times, spews onto...

Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: Surviving the Holidays - Free Tele-class

This is a departure from my usual blog posts, but I wanted to let you know about a free Tele-Class that I am offering—so I’m sharing some information here. The Tele-Class is called Loving an Addict,...

Sometimes love looks like "No": When to set and maintain healthy boundaries

Is it possible to have a healthy relationship with someone who is in active addiction? What needs to happen for that to occur? If you are in that situation, you have probably wondered about this many...

Clean and sober in Vancouver: 2nd annual Recovery Day coming soon

Sobriety is something to celebrate...

Finding the G-spot

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Vancouver bus drivers inject compassion into the system

Love and exact change: Building compassion for homeless into Vancouver's transit system

Where's the love in Vancouver, British Columbia? It's on the bus, at least for now.

Cory Monteith's Death: What Was He Thinking?

Cory Monteith is dead, and what I hate even worse is that he died, apparently accidentally, from a lethal combination of alcohol and heroin.  As the TV commercials say—preventable. For me, his...

About Matthew Perry and addiction

Last week I did something I rarely do anymore—I bought a People Magazine. I used to buy one faithfully, every week, pouring over it to see what was going on with the rich and beautiful who seemed to...

What if...addiction isn't really a 'disease'?

Almost 26 years ago, on July 18, 1987, I made the decision to stop my addiction and begin my recovery in earnest. MY STORY I started by going to daily meetings of both Narcotics Anonymous and...