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Where the Rubber Meets the Road

This blog entry is an excerpt from the rough draft of the book “Integral Recovery” that I am currently writing. I thought this might be of interest to readers to get a taste of what Integral Recovery treatment looks like in practice. But first an introductory quote....  Read more »

Enhanced Meditation with Binaural Brain Entrainment

I’m sitting in a motel room in Boulder, Colorado, where I am attending Naropa University’s Wilderness Therapy Symposium. Living in a small isolated community like Teasdale makes going to a city always interesting. I’m struck with the question, “I used to live like this?” It actually makes me appreciate cities more, and gorgeous Wayne County, Utah (my home) more as well. What’s good about cities for me? People watching, sushi, good gyms (I love gyms and fancy myself quite the connoisseur), and bookstores. Did I mention yoga classes?  Read more »

Welcome to the Integral Recovery blog

Well, here is the first blog entry for our Integral Recovery website. This, in many ways, represents years of struggle, defeats, frustration, exhilarations, inspirations, and integrations. I’m looking out the window of my office in Teasdale, Utah: September 3rd, 2007, 5:30 PM. The sunlight does amazing things at this time of day in our valley. Maybe it is a little early in this journey for reflection, but even to get to this point has taken a lot. I have great hope that many, many lives will be saved from the misery and death of addiction. If there is a more toxic disease than drug addiction I don’t know what it is. Because, this thing not only destroys the body, but the mind and soul as well. With a disease like AIDS or cancer you can still die radiantly, with nobility.  Read more »

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