Ordinarily Sacred

Learning how to pay attention in a new way will re-establish the sacredness of even ordinary things and bring enchantment to your life.  To help you understand what we mean, think of a familiar tree. Now imagine this tree is the only one left in the world.  Immediately the tree takes on a new significance […]

The Gratitude Balance

Another word about gratitude from one of staff members…   This Thanksgiving — Be Grateful But Don't Over Do It.   Recently I was reading an article about the work of Dr Sonja Lyubomirsky, a leading researcher on happiness at University of California, Riverside. Dr Lyubomirsky's work looks at the contributing factors to an individual's happiness […]

I Have a Dream

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s iconinc speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Reverend King passionately and poetically called for an end to racism in the United States. Referencing the Declaration of Independence, the Emancipation Proclamation and the United States Constitution he articulated his dream of an America in […]

Happier Hours

I came across a blog, recommended by a friend, and through this blog stumbled upon another blog. Now I have plenty of reading to keep me busy. And a lot of inspirational information to keep me engaged. These two blogs were talking about the concept of Happier Hours. These started as a series of gatherings […]

Longing to Belong

Fitting in: changing, growing, shrinking, nipping, tucking, coloring, shading, shadowing, shaving off, adding on something or everything or anything about ourselves in order to fit.  Belonging: to be rightly placed; to inherently know one's place without modification of one's self These two words are used inter-changeably as if they are synonymous. But often people aspire […]

From Recovery to Transcendence

We wanted to share a letter we received from a former volunter at our day program, The Eating Disorder Center of California. Her words inspire thought about what it means to recover. Instead of just talking about what someone is recovering from, we often talk to our clients about what they are recovering to. This […]