Into the New Year

2011 was a year for the books, with much inner growth and endurance as the orders of the day. 2012 shines with promise. A new job, possibly a move to a new home and a new website for Pacific Academy of the Healing Arts. We are planning to construct a website specifically for addictions Read More...

Light in the storm

Last week, I wrote about an old friend being shaken from the welfare tree because he was deemed "not disabled enough" to forgo work. Thursday, I picked my messages to hear the first shade of hope in this man's voice in many months. He was jubilantly announcing that, after six years of Read More...

Monday Monday

It is Monday, October 10th, 2011. It is raining in North Hawai'i and an Australian won the Iron man Triathlon held in Kailua Kona last weekend. Just got a call a from an old friend who has been out of work for over a year and who just learned that his meager welfare benefit is being Read More...

Step one

Step one. "Admitted we powerless over alcohol and our lives had become unmanageable". These words occur to me today; not about alcohol, but about the many curve balls life has hurled my way since I last blogged. Like many Americans, I honestly believed the dream of prosperity would never end. Read More...

Oh, Say can you see?

Second cup of dopamine. The fog is nearly dispersed from a head that woke throbbing. Note to self: No milk at night. To my dairy loving, albeit lactose intolerant system, it makes for bizarre dreams and impacted sinuses. Sleep apnea; hence the aching head. Oxygen: Don’t leave home without Read More...