The Accessibility of Gratitude

Have you felt gratitude today? Did you smile as your pet greeted you when you got home? Enjoy the music in your car? Share a kind moment with your partner? For many of us, daily practices of gratitude are central to our health and well-being. Gratitude is powerful medicine, and many try

Letting go

Sometimes we don’t want to live anymore. We feel that we’ve lived through or caused so much pain and broken our lives so thoroughly that it seems like death would be easier, gentler, and healthier.  This mindset is common for addicts. Many of us have (or think we have) done terrible things

Burgers and New Friends

The Friend's House has been welcoming some new faces recently, and the new crew of guys are all excited about gaining some deeper culinary prowess. So this morning, a few of us headed to the grocery store to pick up ingredients for homemade burgers. We learned how to safely dice onions and