Going through hell with the appropriate labels 

The terminology of psychology and addiction is ever changing and typically constitutes little more than a series of labels. Professionals like labels. They’re powerful things that allow us to bill insurance companies. Moreover, they imply we have great expertise and know exactly what we’re doing. Anyone in the know, however, can tell you we’re making […]

Maine Opiate Task Force Report and our lack of action

“How do we reinforce how important it is that action happen?” The question above was raised by State Representative Rep. Anne Beebe-Center of Rockland. She was one of the members of an appointed task force charged with exploring solutions to Maine’s opiate epidemic. It’s a great question, raised by a leader from a community known […]

Maine Opiate Task Force Report and our lack of action

“How do we reinforce how important it is that action happen?” The question above was raised by State Representative Rep. Anne Beebe-Center of Rockland. She was one of the members of an appointed task force charged with exploring solutions to Maine’s opiate epidemic. It’s a great question, raised by a leader from a community known […]

Dealing with angels, ducks, and alligators   

I’m blessed to know a lot of folks who lead very purpose driven lives. Nearly all of them are in recovery from trauma, addiction, and/or other bad things that happen to good people. Each of them has a Higher Power that they feel directed by, but none of us have burning bushes, nor do we […]