Bouncing Back

I’ve been researching and writing about resilience recently – the ability to bounce back from adversity. Some people seem to have innate skill here, others less so. Piques my curiousity. How is it that some people naturally interpret failures as...

Mindfulness in the Mainstream

I begin with an admission. On reading the title of Dr. Richard Strozzi-Heckler’s latest article “The Commodification of Mindfulness” (link below) I had to dive for the dictionary. “commodifyverb com·mod·i·fy \kə-ˈmä-də-ˌfī\: to treat...

Resilience

There’s a lot of buzz about resilience at the moment. For good reason, it’s an essential component of surviving and thriving as a human being: survival of the fittest and all that. So when my colleague Tom Dillon asked some questions about resilience in...

Moving from “I” to “We”

If you read my last blog post you’ll know I’m in some turmoil. It’s as if the rug has been pulled out from underneath my feet. My belief system around addiction is being challenged. Today I read something settling and reassuring. William L. White* is...

Challenging assumptions

Johann Hari’s book Chasing the Scream came highly recommended and I’m working my way through, skipping or skimming the overwhelmingly triggering parts (at least, when I can catch them in time). It’s an enormously thought provoking read. As...