Step Nine – The Path To Healing – Making Amends!

Step One         Step Two Step Three      Step Four Step Five         Step Six Step Seven      Step Eight Prepare yourself to step through a miraculous gateway of transformation. That is the promise of Step 9, which reads approximately, “Made direct amends to those people I have harmed, except when to do so would… Continue Reading →

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The Path To Healing – Step Eight – Settling Debts!

Step One          Step Two Step Three      Step Four Step Five            Step Six Step Seven Having come this far, much has been achieved. In Steps 1-3 we opened up to the truth about ourselves and began to establish the all-important spiritual connection with a higher power. In Steps 4-5 we analyzed and shared… Continue Reading →

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Step Seven: The Path To Healing: Let Go Of Your Shortcomings!

Step One          Step Two Step Three      Step Four Step Five            Step Six Ready to shed some weight?  Step 7 is the place it happens.   This is the first step in the latter half of the 12 steps and energetically it corresponds to the beginning of your exhale, the place where we begin… Continue Reading →

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How To Let Go And Remove Bad Habits!

Step One        Step Two Step Three    Step Four Step Five Have you ever had a dream where you could not visually focus on anything?  Despite your efforts to “see” in the dream, your eyes would not work.  You could not get clarity and it was frustrating, even frightening.  At the beginning of… Continue Reading →

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The Path To Healing – Step Five

Step One Step Two Step Three Step Four If you have made it this far on the path it is highly likely that you are feeling a mixture of emotions.  On the one hand, you have dug up and are now facing the shadow parts of yourself.  This is not meant to be a comfortable… Continue Reading →

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The Path To Healing – Step Four

Step One Step Two Step Three Welcome to the Fourth Step along “The Path To Healing” series on The Daily Love. This 12-part series takes the powerful wisdom contained within the 12 Step path, distills it and makes it accessible to anyone who is on a path of personal transformation whether they feel they struggle… Continue Reading →

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The Path To Healing – Step Three

Step One Step Two This week we come to the third installment of “The Path To Healing” series on The Daily Love, a 3-month column dedicated to demystifying the wisdom of the 12 Steps and making it available to anyone interested in personal growth, whether they feel they have an issue with addictions or not…. Continue Reading →

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The Path To Healing – Step 2!

This is the second piece in a 12-part series aimed at distilling the truly wonderful wisdom contained in the 12 steps of recovery. The point is to look at the 12 steps as a universally relevant philosophy that lays out a path for anyone, whether they feel they have an issue with addiction or are… Continue Reading →

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The First Step To Heal – The Power Is Powerlessness

The first step in 12-step programs reads approximately as follows:  “We admitted we were powerless over our addiction and that our lives had become unmanageable.”The wisdom expressed in this step is amazingly powerful and transformative for everybody, not just those who struggle with acute addiction.   All human beings are subject to the human condition, which… Continue Reading →

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Why You Should Slow Down & How It’s Actually Good For You!

My wife, Kia Miller, and I are in Costa Rica at The Blue Spirit Retreat Center leading our 4th yoga retreat here with 25 people.  It has rained a bunch this week – the kind of rain you get in the tropics where you think the sky is falling and you wonder if the Earth will… Continue Reading →

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The Monkey and The Circus

This year I turned 20 years sober.  I have not used drugs since June 23rd, 1991.  Now, each year on my recovery birthday, I follow a birthday ritual by going to a 12-step meeting and picking up a chip to mark another year of life without drugs.  It’s a great tradition and it carries meaning… Continue Reading →

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Pursuing Your Dreams: What To Do When You Don’t Know What To Do Next

Hopefully, you are spending your life in pursuit of your dreams.  And if providence should shine on you, then one day you will see your dreams manifest.  Now, some dreams become real and others do not.  That’s a fair statement.  Still, the real action and the real success is to enjoy the journey.  Easier said… Continue Reading →

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