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Reflections on a Man and a Movement

December 7, 2018

My relationships with White Bison founder Don Coyhis and with the Native American Wellbriety Movement are among the most important influences on my recovery advocacy and recovery research activities. I first met Don in the late 1990s as rumblings of a...

Intergenerational Healing: Recognition, Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery

November 30, 2018

Essentially, it is thought that the negative effects emanating from group trauma experiences are not only transferred across generations, but that these effects accumulate, such that events occurring at different points in history are part...

Toward Seven Generations of Recovery Advocacy

November 30, 2018

In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations. –The Great Law of the Iroquois Confederacy That’s all it takes—pressure and time.—Red (Shawshank Redemption) There is a...

A Call for Local Recovery Historians

November 23, 2018

The famed historian Barbara Tuchman once observed that the historian’s greatest challenge was capturing the history of the present—or as she put it, history that is “still smoking.” There is much within the worldwide history...

The Role of Recovery Communities in Cultural Healing

November 9, 2018

Ironically, it is at the margins of society that one discovers the moral center. –Van Jones In a bleeding world, where are the sources of communal healing? When our connecting fabric is shredding under the assault...

Double Duty: How to Make Volunteering Count Twice

April 4, 2016

Not only can volunteering be good for the heart and soul, it can do double duty if you choose your volunteering options wisely. I know what you’re thinking—But I’m already doing good. How can it...

How to Avoid Volunteer Burnout and Dominate Doing Good

March 28, 2016

Doing good in the world can be downright exhausting if you let it. But when you’re on top of your game and giving it all you’ve got in a productive way, you optimize the amount...

How the Addiction Lobby Got its Bill

March 24, 2016

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Ramp Up for National Volunteer Month

March 21, 2016

Let’s talk about how you can make sure you’re ready to celebrate and contribute to National Volunteer Month when it rolls around next week. Take Charge of Volunteer Celebrations Many organizations would love to provide...

10 Tips to a Positive, Purposeful Day

March 14, 2016

If you long for more meaning and purpose in your life, are a victim of your snooze alarm, or wish you felt greater fulfillment at the close of each day, pay careful attention to your...