Brand New: The Power of Vow

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Grab a copy for yourself and a family member, co-worker, sponsor, therapist or spiritual teacher. Anyone who knows an addict should read this book.


12-Step Buddhist GEAR

Tibetan Incense

This is where I get mine. For some reason just the scent of this amazing incense puts me right into a meditation space.

Seventeen Years Clean and Sober!

The grass I enjoy now truly is greener.

I got back to recovery on December 4th, 1997. After relapsing with ten years sober in AA, Today I celebrate 17 years without a drink, fix, pill or drug. A friend in the treatment field says that I should have celebrated 30 years on October 21st because the relapse was part of my recovery process.

Help Our Dogs

IMG_0020 IMG_0018As you may know, my dogs are my #1 best friends. Zippy is half mini Schnauzer an is 12. He has congestive heart failure. LiLi is a rescue from a puppy mill and is a Mini American Eskimo

Buddhas, Babes and Bands



Today I woke up and listened to a webcast teaching from my teacher, Chogyal Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche. We practiced Guru Yoga with thousands of practitioners worldwide. The practice consists of singing the Song of the Vajra, a sacred mantra that takes about 12 minutes to chant.

Yoga Gratitude

Hello Yogis,Here’s my guest blog on the Core Power Yoga site. I tried to write about the gratitude I feel for the studios, teachers and the practice. Feel free to leave a comment on the site:

My face was down on the mat, soaked in sweat from the past 45 minutes of Hot Power

Shamanic Healing and Aspects of Self

Today I had another healing session with my shaman, Rosemary Beam. She asked me to speak from the voice of the part of me is unforgiving to other parts. What I learned is that one side is powerful and strong and unwilling or unable to feel much else besides anger. This side can be harsh and rigid and keeps the “self” from having full, healthy relationships. Another side is open, intuitive and vulnerable.