Monthly Archives: May 2009

Thanks . . .

I wanted to thank everyone for their comments on my last post where I was venting about feeling like the only atheist in recovery. It helped to hear from you. It’s easier to give up a delusion when (online) friends

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Being an atheist in recovery

Click on the pic to follow the album cover to the twilight sad’s myspace page. It’ll open in a new window and the song that goes with this album cover, cold days from the birdhouse will start playing. An apropos image and

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A sober mind.

I got to thinking today about how important my inner mental landscape is to my outer sobriety. I think it’s what makes sex addiction so difficult to recover from and for the record, I think it’s totally unfair. I can

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Trauma Eggs

One of the exercises we did in therapy when I was in treatment was a Trauma Egg. Here’s a rough sketch of the different parts of a trauma egg. Now let me just say that the therapeutic usefulness of this

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Whiskey in my milk.

  So here was today’s brilliant idea. I could download an erotic “book” from to listen to during my workout. wtf? For those who read the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous, there’s a story about a guy who’s doing

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Labels are defining

Sandra L. Brown, M.A.  is a psychotherapist in North Carolina. She runs the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and the Public Psychopathy Education Magazine. The website is here. I wonder how different my life would be if I’d gone there

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