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god

Reflections on Co-Dependence

6 minute read

The Thursday meeting that I attend has a unique structure: each week’s leader chooses a topic and 6 readings out of the book As Bill Sees It. This week I led...

One Year In

10 minute read

To focus on being of service to others. To shift our focus away from what we want. This has been transformational in my recovery.

Have You Given Your Life to God

4 minute read

As an Atheist, all of this god talk is a bit awkward. But I thought this was an interesting topic when it was brought up at my homegroup AA meeting last Mond...

When You Know Better, Do Better

less than 1 minute read

As we grow, we learn new things. We begin to see issues differently than we did before. It’s okay to change our minds and do better. But forgive yourself for...

The Nature of my God

less than 1 minute read

I was browsing Instagram today and I saw the following poem by Rupi Kaur posted by Sophia Bush and it really spoke to me. This is what God is to me too.

God Exists in the Spaces Between Us

4 minute read

As the Trump regime continues to challenge the rule of law, the future of American Democracy itself hangs in the balance. But we must never lose hope. Americ...

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surrender

One Year In

10 minute read

To focus on being of service to others. To shift our focus away from what we want. This has been transformational in my recovery.

The Nature of my God

less than 1 minute read

I was browsing Instagram today and I saw the following poem by Rupi Kaur posted by Sophia Bush and it really spoke to me. This is what God is to me too.

God Exists in the Spaces Between Us

4 minute read

As the Trump regime continues to challenge the rule of law, the future of American Democracy itself hangs in the balance. But we must never lose hope. Americ...

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thich nhat hanh

A Gatha on Tea

less than 1 minute read

We can be mindful with everything we do. Here is a Gatha that I found from Thich Nhat Hanh in regards to taking a sip of tea.

Call Me by My True Names

2 minute read

This past Tuesday, I went to my usual Sangha meeting of the Open Heart Sangha. And the facilitator decided to talk to us about non-judgment. Specifically avo...

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism

4 minute read

The more I study Buddhism, the more I realize I know nothing. I’ve been practicing mindfulness with Open Heart Sangha in San Diego twice per week. They pract...

The 5th Mindfulness Training

2 minute read

While this doesn’t directly relate to AA or Recovery, it definitely is in the same ballpark. And it really resonated with me. Particularly regarding some of ...

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poem

When You Know Better, Do Better

less than 1 minute read

As we grow, we learn new things. We begin to see issues differently than we did before. It’s okay to change our minds and do better. But forgive yourself for...

The Nature of my God

less than 1 minute read

I was browsing Instagram today and I saw the following poem by Rupi Kaur posted by Sophia Bush and it really spoke to me. This is what God is to me too.

Call Me by My True Names

2 minute read

This past Tuesday, I went to my usual Sangha meeting of the Open Heart Sangha. And the facilitator decided to talk to us about non-judgment. Specifically avo...

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poetry

When You Know Better, Do Better

less than 1 minute read

As we grow, we learn new things. We begin to see issues differently than we did before. It’s okay to change our minds and do better. But forgive yourself for...

The Nature of my God

less than 1 minute read

I was browsing Instagram today and I saw the following poem by Rupi Kaur posted by Sophia Bush and it really spoke to me. This is what God is to me too.

Call Me by My True Names

2 minute read

This past Tuesday, I went to my usual Sangha meeting of the Open Heart Sangha. And the facilitator decided to talk to us about non-judgment. Specifically avo...

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meditation

The 5th Mindfulness Training

2 minute read

While this doesn’t directly relate to AA or Recovery, it definitely is in the same ballpark. And it really resonated with me. Particularly regarding some of ...

Paradigm Shift

2 minute read

This weekend was the first time that I’ve felt happier sober than inebriated. This was my fourth time to Joshua Tree, but by far the most magical. Being with...

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mindfulness

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism

4 minute read

The more I study Buddhism, the more I realize I know nothing. I’ve been practicing mindfulness with Open Heart Sangha in San Diego twice per week. They pract...

The 5th Mindfulness Training

2 minute read

While this doesn’t directly relate to AA or Recovery, it definitely is in the same ballpark. And it really resonated with me. Particularly regarding some of ...

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buddhism

Call Me by My True Names

2 minute read

This past Tuesday, I went to my usual Sangha meeting of the Open Heart Sangha. And the facilitator decided to talk to us about non-judgment. Specifically avo...

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism

4 minute read

The more I study Buddhism, the more I realize I know nothing. I’ve been practicing mindfulness with Open Heart Sangha in San Diego twice per week. They pract...

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turning it over

Have You Given Your Life to God

4 minute read

As an Atheist, all of this god talk is a bit awkward. But I thought this was an interesting topic when it was brought up at my homegroup AA meeting last Mond...

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self-will

Have You Given Your Life to God

4 minute read

As an Atheist, all of this god talk is a bit awkward. But I thought this was an interesting topic when it was brought up at my homegroup AA meeting last Mond...

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co-dependence

Reflections on Co-Dependence

6 minute read

The Thursday meeting that I attend has a unique structure: each week’s leader chooses a topic and 6 readings out of the book As Bill Sees It. This week I led...

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healing

One Year In

10 minute read

To focus on being of service to others. To shift our focus away from what we want. This has been transformational in my recovery.

Self Righteousness

2 minute read

What others do isn’t my business. I need to focus on myself, my own recovery and being of service to others.

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fellowship

10 Minute New Year Talk

less than 1 minute read

I had the pleasure of speaking for 10 minutes at a speaker meeting that my friend facilitates. I’ve attached my audio recording. I’d love to know what you th...

We: The Fellowship of AA

4 minute read

Despite the traditions and steps, not everyone will be your friend, not everyone will like you, not everyone will treat you with respect. But there are many ...

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california

Paradigm Shift

2 minute read

This weekend was the first time that I’ve felt happier sober than inebriated. This was my fourth time to Joshua Tree, but by far the most magical. Being with...

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joshua tree

Paradigm Shift

2 minute read

This weekend was the first time that I’ve felt happier sober than inebriated. This was my fourth time to Joshua Tree, but by far the most magical. Being with...

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national park

Paradigm Shift

2 minute read

This weekend was the first time that I’ve felt happier sober than inebriated. This was my fourth time to Joshua Tree, but by far the most magical. Being with...

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nature

Paradigm Shift

2 minute read

This weekend was the first time that I’ve felt happier sober than inebriated. This was my fourth time to Joshua Tree, but by far the most magical. Being with...

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AJR

Help Me Sober Up

1 minute read

I heard this song for the first time yesterday when I was driving home from Joshua Tree. It really struck me as something I can relate to.

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Music

Help Me Sober Up

1 minute read

I heard this song for the first time yesterday when I was driving home from Joshua Tree. It really struck me as something I can relate to.

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Rivers Cuomo

Help Me Sober Up

1 minute read

I heard this song for the first time yesterday when I was driving home from Joshua Tree. It really struck me as something I can relate to.

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Buddhism

The 10 Grave Precepts

less than 1 minute read

My friend and I went to Temple last night. It was a pretty cool place to be on a Friday night. Who would have ever thought I’d be at church on a Friday rathe...

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Meditation

The 10 Grave Precepts

less than 1 minute read

My friend and I went to Temple last night. It was a pretty cool place to be on a Friday night. Who would have ever thought I’d be at church on a Friday rathe...

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Friday night

The 10 Grave Precepts

less than 1 minute read

My friend and I went to Temple last night. It was a pretty cool place to be on a Friday night. Who would have ever thought I’d be at church on a Friday rathe...

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Sober Friday

The 10 Grave Precepts

less than 1 minute read

My friend and I went to Temple last night. It was a pretty cool place to be on a Friday night. Who would have ever thought I’d be at church on a Friday rathe...

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consumption

The 5th Mindfulness Training

2 minute read

While this doesn’t directly relate to AA or Recovery, it definitely is in the same ballpark. And it really resonated with me. Particularly regarding some of ...

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interbeing

The Fourteen Precepts of Engaged Buddhism

4 minute read

The more I study Buddhism, the more I realize I know nothing. I’ve been practicing mindfulness with Open Heart Sangha in San Diego twice per week. They pract...

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compassion

Call Me by My True Names

2 minute read

This past Tuesday, I went to my usual Sangha meeting of the Open Heart Sangha. And the facilitator decided to talk to us about non-judgment. Specifically avo...

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equanimity

Call Me by My True Names

2 minute read

This past Tuesday, I went to my usual Sangha meeting of the Open Heart Sangha. And the facilitator decided to talk to us about non-judgment. Specifically avo...

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gatha

A Gatha on Tea

less than 1 minute read

We can be mindful with everything we do. Here is a Gatha that I found from Thich Nhat Hanh in regards to taking a sip of tea.

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tea

A Gatha on Tea

less than 1 minute read

We can be mindful with everything we do. Here is a Gatha that I found from Thich Nhat Hanh in regards to taking a sip of tea.

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trusting god

God Exists in the Spaces Between Us

4 minute read

As the Trump regime continues to challenge the rule of law, the future of American Democracy itself hangs in the balance. But we must never lose hope. Americ...

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hard times

God Exists in the Spaces Between Us

4 minute read

As the Trump regime continues to challenge the rule of law, the future of American Democracy itself hangs in the balance. But we must never lose hope. Americ...

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donald trump

God Exists in the Spaces Between Us

4 minute read

As the Trump regime continues to challenge the rule of law, the future of American Democracy itself hangs in the balance. But we must never lose hope. Americ...

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anthony kennedy

God Exists in the Spaces Between Us

4 minute read

As the Trump regime continues to challenge the rule of law, the future of American Democracy itself hangs in the balance. But we must never lose hope. Americ...

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supreme court

God Exists in the Spaces Between Us

4 minute read

As the Trump regime continues to challenge the rule of law, the future of American Democracy itself hangs in the balance. But we must never lose hope. Americ...

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atheist

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agnostic

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religion

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growing up

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forgiveness

When You Know Better, Do Better

less than 1 minute read

As we grow, we learn new things. We begin to see issues differently than we did before. It’s okay to change our minds and do better. But forgive yourself for...

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Maya Angelou

When You Know Better, Do Better

less than 1 minute read

As we grow, we learn new things. We begin to see issues differently than we did before. It’s okay to change our minds and do better. But forgive yourself for...

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letting go

Have You Given Your Life to God

4 minute read

As an Atheist, all of this god talk is a bit awkward. But I thought this was an interesting topic when it was brought up at my homegroup AA meeting last Mond...

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self-righteousness

Self Righteousness

2 minute read

What others do isn’t my business. I need to focus on myself, my own recovery and being of service to others.

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defect of character

Self Righteousness

2 minute read

What others do isn’t my business. I need to focus on myself, my own recovery and being of service to others.

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unity

We: The Fellowship of AA

4 minute read

Despite the traditions and steps, not everyone will be your friend, not everyone will like you, not everyone will treat you with respect. But there are many ...

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harmony

We: The Fellowship of AA

4 minute read

Despite the traditions and steps, not everyone will be your friend, not everyone will like you, not everyone will treat you with respect. But there are many ...

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service

10 Minute New Year Talk

less than 1 minute read

I had the pleasure of speaking for 10 minutes at a speaker meeting that my friend facilitates. I’ve attached my audio recording. I’d love to know what you th...

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speaking

10 Minute New Year Talk

less than 1 minute read

I had the pleasure of speaking for 10 minutes at a speaker meeting that my friend facilitates. I’ve attached my audio recording. I’d love to know what you th...

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audio

10 Minute New Year Talk

less than 1 minute read

I had the pleasure of speaking for 10 minutes at a speaker meeting that my friend facilitates. I’ve attached my audio recording. I’d love to know what you th...

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self-reliance

Reflections on Co-Dependence

6 minute read

The Thursday meeting that I attend has a unique structure: each week’s leader chooses a topic and 6 readings out of the book As Bill Sees It. This week I led...

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