FO’REAL!?!: What is Sandtray Therapy?

What is it? Sandtray Therapy: A Practical Manual, written by Linda E. Homeyer and Daniel S. Sweeney, define Sandtray as, “An expressive and projective mode of psychotherapy involving unfolding and processing of intra-and interpersonal issues through the use of specific sandtray materials as a nonverbal medium of communication, led by the client(s) and facilitated by … Continue reading FO’REAL!?!: What is Sandtray Therapy?

PODCAST: Penobscot Nation, a chance for wellness (Interview)

And without further ado, here it is, my interview with tribal member and advocate Athena Lamson of the Penobscot Nation!

MEDIA: How to Cope with Lying and Addiction

We’ve all been challenged by our kids lying when they have a substance use problem. Your child may tell an outright lie, or they may omit information. Either way, it is a struggle to deal with.  I recently spoke with a mom who was frustrated with her son’s lying. “I want him to admit the … Continue reading MEDIA: How to Cope with Lying and Addiction

ENTRY: Inspiration from Everywhere

I seem to remember one day a while back while seeking out some inspiration, I had asked my mother for some old religious literature.  I knew she probably had some, and I figured that it was probably only Catholic, but I really didn’t care.  She did find me a couple of very ancient looking books, … Continue reading ENTRY: Inspiration from Everywhere

ENTRY: The Powerful Cement

Page 17. Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. Original copyright 1939. The part that I highlighted is simply [and stunningly] beautiful.  This roughly 80-year-old book is often regarded much in the same way the Bible is, which is truly amazing.  Moreover, even though Big Blue is basically a done-deal, it will never cease to astound me … Continue reading ENTRY: The Powerful Cement

ENTRY: Now Write it Out, Write it Out…

A few years ago, I remember being at a Tuesday night home-group meeting [AA] and I had decided to stay for a few minutes at the end to help with putting away some folding chairs.  One of the group's more doughty members was actually this gravelly-voiced older woman named Tessa.  I ended up growing to … Continue reading ENTRY: Now Write it Out, Write it Out…

From1-2-1: Slow Time

I appreciate all of the your patience with me and my delayed posting to the blog, as of late!  Let me just say that first of all, I will never abandon this blog out of non-interest, that I can pledge.  However, in the last couple weeks, I've since started my brand new job as the … Continue reading From1-2-1: Slow Time

From1Addict2Another: Much-Anticipated Conclusion to Author Saffold’s Addiction Story

First, here's a little self-penned background info about our centerfold Dave Saffold: David J. Saffold is an author, coach, pastoral counsellor, and minister living in Nashville, TN.  His new book, uniquely titled A Beginner’s Guide To Perfection, is an endearing, eye-opening foray into the ominous underground world of drug & alcohol addiction.  The book also … Continue reading From1Addict2Another: Much-Anticipated Conclusion to Author Saffold’s Addiction Story

MEDIA: Not Afraid

I saw this man live in concert a couple weeks ago, when he was closing out the big Boston Calling music festival in Massachusetts.  I've always considered Eminem to be one of the best, most spirited rappers of all-time.  Generally speaking, I believe that the more conviction a rap artist delivers the better.  Classic performers … Continue reading MEDIA: Not Afraid