Dalai done!

Finally got a wi-fi connection. Better get this posted quickly before I lose it! Written yesterday evening: I’m pretty tired so I’ll try to make this brief. Today was day 1 of the conference. This morning there were various introductory remarks. Then, just after a vegetarian lunch, I was to be the first speaker. I […] (Read the rest.)

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Self-programming: How choice actually works

Hi people. I wanted to write one last post before leaving for India. (tomorrow!!!) So here’s something that’s been on my mind a lot lately. We have discussed many ways of seeing addiction and recovery in terms of choice. We mostly agree that, if using or abstaining is a choice, it’s a very unusual kind […] (Read the rest.)

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Addicted? American? Broke? This might help…

Rather than one of our typical mind-bending dialogues, here’s some very practical information. If you are actively or recently addicted, live in the U.S., and are low on funds, this may be of use. I see it as getting the most out of the “disease model”. Thanks to Ram Meyyappan for offering to post this […] (Read the rest.)

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Sneaking up on choice

Hi again. Well, I started writing. What a relief! I’ll say more about that in a sec, but to make it slightly relevant to this blog, let me tell you what I just learned about “choice.” Last post there was a great dialogue about the “choice” model of addiction. I ended my post arguing that […] (Read the rest.)

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Choosing what to say about “choice”

Hi all. I’ve been low on energy for a couple of weeks, which is why I haven’t posted anything. Actually, depressed is the word. I have this whole world of opportunity waiting for me — a visit with the Dalai Lama! And yet I’m completely nonfunctional. I’ve been trying to start Book 2 for over […] (Read the rest.)

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