addiction Articles
What Do We Mean When We Talk About Craving?
Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by Dirk Hanson
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An essay on drug addiction and need. For years, craving was represented by the tortured tremors and sweaty nightmares of extreme heroin and alcohol withdrawal. Significantly, however, the one symptom common to all forms of withdrawal and craving is anxiety. This prominent manifes... Read more
Passionate Observation
Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
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We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. Bertha CallowayBertha Calloway is an African American activist who has dedicated her life to racial education, acceptance and respect. She is responsible for creating the Great Plains Black History Museum in Omaha, Nebraska.... Read more
Arrogance and Ambition
Thursday, September 15th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
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Ambition is the fulfillment of all I am capable of. Arrogance believes I am better than you.AnonymousHow often do we ask ourselves whether we are fulfilling our ambition or whether we are arrogant Not very often I suspect. Why would we want to If I am arrogant I would have no rea... Read more
Reflection
Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
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Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking. H. L. Mencken Henry Louis "H. L." Mencken was an American journalist, essayist, magazine editor, satirist, acerbic critic of American life and culture, and a student of American English. Mencken,... Read more
Just You
Tuesday, September 13th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
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Waves are inspiring not just because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall, they never fail to rise again. Anonymous Each and every day we are confronted with "US." We go through our days and experience ourselves in many different surroundings with varied ... Read more
Doubt
Monday, September 12th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
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Doubt is not the opposite of faith; it is one element of faith.Paul TillichTillich was a German-American theologian and Christian existentialist philosopher. Tillich was, along with his contemporaries Rudolf Bultmann Germany, Karl Barth Switzerland, and Reinhold Niebuhr United St... Read more
Coping With Storms
Monday, September 12th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
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Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass . . .It's about learning how to dance in the rain. Vivian Green Vivian Green is an American R&B and soul singer-songwriter and pianist. In 1994, she wrote songs for many artists, including Britney Spears and Boyz II Men. Betwee... Read more
The Strange and Secret Keeley Cure for Addiction
Sunday, September 11th, 2011 by Dirk Hanson
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Drunkenness is a disease and I can cure it. In America in the late 1800s, curing alcoholism was a serious businessand for Dr. Leslie Keeley, a very lucrative one. Dozens of clinics and cures already existed, and some treatment centers had even experimented with franchising. For t... Read more
Optimism
Sunday, September 11th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
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Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement; nothing can be done without hope.- Helen KellerOptimism is "an inclination to put the most favorable construction upon actions and events or to anticipate the best possible outcome". Optimists generally believe that peopl... Read more
Going the Extra Mile
Sunday, September 11th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
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Start going the extra mile and opportunity will follow you. - Napoleon Hill This is such a powerful message as it zeroes in on what I truly believe. When I focus entirely on the effort and do all I can, the outcome is frequently better than I could have imagined. Does that create... Read more
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