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12 steps and 12 traditions

Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions: Why The Group Matters.

Twelve Steps And Twelve Traditions…a collection of essays? If the Alcoholics Anonymous “Big Book” is as complete and powerful as their members claim then why write another book 10+ years later? Ah-ha! A necessary addition was demanded in the early fellowship – something a primitive organization had the privilege to ignore (when your starving you’ll … Read More

what is refuge recovery

What Is Refuge Recovery? A Buddhist Approach To Addiction

What Is Refuge Recovery?…Buddhism & Addiction Refuge Recovery, the Buddhist-inspired approach to treating addiction, offers a plan to end the suffering of addiction. Traditionally, Buddhists commit to the path of awakening by taking refuge in three things: awakening (Buddha), truth (Dharma), and community (Sangha) The Four Noble Truths In my humble opinion, the center and circumference … Read More

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20 Revolutionary Carl Jung Quotes

Who Is C.G. Jung? “Carl Jung, in full Carl Gustav Jung, (born July 26, 1875, Kesswil, Switzerland—died June 6, 1961, Küsnacht), Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology, in some aspects a response to Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalysis. Jung proposed and developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in … Read More

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30 Life-Changing Epictetus Quotes (You’ll Never Be The Same Again!)

Epictetus Quotes: Who Is Epictetus? A Greek philosopher of 1st and early 2nd centuries C.E., and an exponent of Stoic ethics notable for the consistency and power of his ethical thought and for effective methods of teaching. Epictetus’s chief concerns are with integrity, self-management, and personal freedom, which he advocates by demanding of his students a thorough … Read More

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Catholic In Recovery: The 12-Step Golden Books

What Golden Books? Unbeknownst to me, most folks in A.A. have never heard of the Golden Books. Of course, I’m basing this conclusion inductively from a small representative, nonetheless the lack of online chatter and in the rooms blabber is enough supporting evidence. So What? Who Cares? I do believe the fellowship has limited itself … Read More