Increase Benefit, Reduce Harm

In my work teaching about community mental health and drug treatment, I’ve noticed that even more orthodox abstinence-only type students are fine with the concept of “gradualism” (harm reduction as a path to abstinence), and that’s often the way they can make the wide spectrum of harm reduction fit into narrower binary recovery models. IContinue reading “Increase Benefit, Reduce Harm”

Super Charismatic Nuclei, Why So SAD?

Another winter Sunday by the Bay, living in a spot where at any given moment, there’s enough semi-salty Bay air to know there’s a large body of water nearby.  It’s sunny and the sky is blue and clear.  In a few hours, the daily coastal mid-afternoon weather change. From sunny and quiet to sunny and windyContinue reading “Super Charismatic Nuclei, Why So SAD?”

Feel where you touch the ground…

…whether it’s your feet on the floor or the grass or the pavement, your bottom in a chair or on a cushion. Let yourself have the support of the Earth, who graciously offers to hold us up each day as we walk through life. Breathe in through your nose, see if you can move theContinue reading “Feel where you touch the ground…”