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September 03, 2015 | Written by: Laura MacKay
How do you raise an addiction-free child?
Where does addiction come from? Answer that question, and you can tackle it at the root. Or better yet, prevent it. For Dr. Brown, the answer is the parenting system. Here’s what one of her influences on this, the spiritual thinker J. Krishnamurti, had to say about parenting. Continue
August 11, 2015 | Written by: Laura MacKay
Have you ever had love any other way? Maybe not
“Unconditional love.” The phrase implies that there’s some other kind, a form of love that can be conditional. But there isn’t. Love is love. It’s a gift, no strings attached. Most of us haven’t learned how to give such a gift. Most of us have never received it. This has everything to do with addiction. Continue
July 27, 2015 | Written by: Laura MacKay
Is your mind your own? The yes/no test is a simple way to find out
We all like to think of ourselves as independent adults with minds of our own. But most of us aren’t as independent as we think. We’re emotionally dependent on—also known as addicted to—all kinds of things, including the approval of others. The yes/no test is a good way to gauge where you are on this. Continue
April 30, 2015 | Written by: Laura MacKay
The program has its problems. And its powers
The Twelve Steps and the program of AA have plenty of detractors. But don’t think Dr. Rosemary Brown is one of them. Her book Addiction Is the Symptom is based on the Twelve Steps, after all. And she credits AA with saving her life. Continue