I was recently blown away by a fascinating documentary revealing the brilliance and daring of the two young men who discovered The Who and brought, dragged, finessed and nurtured them onto world stage.
We have all at some time or another been impacted either directly or indirectly by someone who has been using drugs and/or alcohol. This can come in many forms.
What I later found out was that people's "bottoms" are all over the board. Some high. Some low. Some short. Some long. Some hit what they think is their bottom and find trap door after trap door of even lower bottoms. I guess I never gave the term "rock bottom" any thought until I hit it and even then, all I knew was my own rock bottom.
In this week's Chicken Soup For The Soul Moment, you'll meet Candyce, a former addict who never thought she would one day be an artist.
We know you want to educate and inform, and improve people's lives. But aren't there moments when the need to entertain should take a back seat to the responsibility for healing care?
However, the reality is that when we use the fuel of this love that we've gained through out connection with another and use it to fuel our own inner desires, we then help ourselves, our relationship, and all those around us. We help all that is around us when we say yes to the calling that is within us.
Why, in the face of everyday temptation, do some individuals fail miserably while others coast by unscathed? Psychological scientists have been puzzling over this problem for years, but the answer remains elusive.
So how does someone avoid such a derailing estrangement from the events of their past, as they actually happened? As a universal matter, I don't have an answer. But for many people who are maintaining a recovery, it involves never becoming too unfamiliar with your own story, facilitated by an ongoing willingness to share it with others in some capacity.
As an important United Nations meeting of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND) started in Vienna this week, diplomats from around the world were confronted with a spectacular installation of giant black and white photos.
As my readers and friends have no doubt heard me say before, I look back not to see how bad things were, but to see how far we've come. This mornin...
It was easy for me to come up with questions to interview the multi-talented and ever so handsome Elvis Nolasco.
The shift to living virtually has happened so quickly and so pervasively, that we have hardly had time to adjust to all the implications. Just like every other sphere of life, crime too has gone online. And we are very poorly prepared.
I believe the public has a major misconception regarding which symptoms are consistent with bipolar disorder and which are not. It is evident when pat...
Sometimes it takes a major life crisis to make us realize we must change our ways. Here are frequently heard statements made by individuals prior to their transformation.
Persistence, the development of resiliency, introspection and self-understanding, and appropriate family support are the key to moving an adolescent into true adulthood.
As a woman who threw up for more than four decades to control my weight, even as I needed the comfort and "cure" that over-eating provided, I have some insights on what the 'over love of food' is all about. It wasn't the problem. It was the answer.