Recover Integrity: Blog

  March is Women’s History Month   It’s a time to honor the women that helped change history and shape the future. Their dedication, passion, and commitment lead to contributions leaving an indelible mark on American–and world–history.   President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8th, 1980 National Women’s History Week, “Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength, and love of the women who built America was as...

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Are you questioning your relationship to drugs or alcohol? Do you think you might have addiction or alcoholism? Has the problem passed some kind of threshold where you believe something needs to change?    How do you know if that's happened? Well, first of all, I would say...

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In therapy, there's a term we use...

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We're at an interesting time in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse. We’re trying things that many haven’t even considered in the past--and they’re showing promising results.    Specifically, I’m talking about the use of plant medicine psychedelics--what used to be illicit drugs--in the treatment of mental health and substance abuse conditions.  Can Ecstasy Help with Mental Health? I find it so ironic, MDMA, which is commonly known as ecstasy or molly, is being recognized as therapy.    Kids,...

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Probably the simplest, most difficult, complicated, controversial, and important concept in spirituality--and I'd probably say reality--is God.    Sometimes it doesn't feel right to even talk about God. Who are we to talk about God? Who am I to talk about God?    If I'm being more honest and vulnerable--I guess in a moment like you ask God to talk through you--we could see that the reality of God is the most important phenomenon, the most important expression for...

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There are two more ideas in the domain of spirituality that I think are helpful. And maybe I'll paint the picture this way: There is a group of new-age thinkers--and I think I fall along these lines--I don't know if it's true or not, but just as a different way of understanding reality.    This theory states that the brain is not an organ that produces consciousness. But in fact, consciousness is the fundamental nature of reality.    Our...

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