The International Forgiveness Institute (IFI) is a world-wide, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping people gain knowledge about forgiveness and to use that knowledge for personal, group, and societal renewal.We believe that forgiveness is a choice. If you have been deeply hurt by another, you can choose to forgive rather than hold on to debilitating anger … Continue reading ENTRY: Take the “Forgiveness Pledge”
To understand what forgiveness is, it is important to consider what forgiveness is not. The act of forgiveness does not suggest you have forgotten the injustice. Nor does it imply you condone or excuse the wrongdoer. You are not condemning; that only leads to forgiveness that stems from moral superiority. What’s more, you are not … Continue reading ENTRY: What is Forgiveness?
This past weekend while at work I helped out a patient and afterwards we engaged in a little bit of casual conversation. The conversation just happened to get more serious at one point, and he mentioned that he was adopted. Now, this patient has always struck me as a very intelligent, confident, and well-spoken person. … Continue reading ENTRY: Dual Diagnosis
ARE THERE ASTROLOGICAL SIGNS THAT ARE MORE PRONE TO ADDICTION? And: What does it mean to be on the cusp of a sign? I’ve been told so many times that most straight men don’t (or won’t) believe in astrology. And yet, the more I yap about it to the guys around me, the more interested … Continue reading MEDIA: Does our addiction match up with our “sign”?
I love MAT, and I love MAT clinics. Basically, methadone and Suboxone/Subutex are it right now for what we use in America as opioid replacement drugs. It would be totally wonderful if there were more medicines, albeit they are certainly investigating some; plus they have replacement medicines for other substances that enable other addictions, like … Continue reading NEWS: MAT clinics forced to change their ways due to virus
In case you're not familiar with TED, I'll share some info from the website with you: TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we're … Continue reading Now Check this Out!
Hey all! Lou here; I'm happy to say that I've returned to the blog after taking the summer off. With the strain of the pandemic flooding everybody's lives, myself included, I very much felt as I needed to take some time to myself. It was a mostly peaceful and cathartic time, but I do apologize … Continue reading Lou’s Return/Happy National Recovery Month!
Recovery Quotes About Overcoming Adversity “Not until we are lost we begin to find ourselves.” ~Henry David Thoreau “The diamond cannot be polished without friction, nor the person perfected without trials.” ~Chinese proverb “You have to break down before you can break through.” ~Marilyn Ferguson “It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.” ~J.K. … Continue reading Positive Vibes in the Midst of a Pandemic
I just found out that there is a live stream available on, where else, YouTube (of course) to those individuals who still wish to attend AA meetings on a daily basis. Well now, you theoretically still can! Just like how most schools in the country are managing with their "distance learning," well we folks in … Continue reading SPECIAL: Maintain RECOVERY from home during the pandemic!