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Upcoming Events -
LAP Related

February 20, 2015
Minority Outreach Conference
The Sheraton
1 Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC
Check the LAP website for brochure in late December

Upcoming Events - Community Based
(not LAP sponsored; a clearing house of information for recovery related events around the state)

December 5 - 7, 2014
Renewal Center of the South
Spiritual Retreat
Leader: Tom Melby, Durham, NC

January 16 - 18, 2015
Renewal Center of the South
Spiritual Retreat
Leader: Beth Hankins, Eden, NC

February 20 - 22, 2015
Renewal Center of the South
Spiritual Retreat
Leader: Bonnie Corcoran, West End, NC

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Annual Report
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Most of the great problems of life are never resolved. They're just outgrown.

—Carl Jung

The Power of Perspective to Heal and Transform

There is something magical and freeing about the big lesson in perspective - on some level we know that whatever problems are consuming our thoughts and energy today, will be seen and understood with a different lens down the road. A lens informed by growth and expanded perspective. We begin to intuitively understand and believe in our hearts (not just our heads) that “this too shall pass.” Read More

Practice Perspectives

Working the 10th Step

The days when I actively work Step 10 my law practice is much more productive because I consciously remain aware of personal interactions. Read More

How Stress is Making You Lose Your Mind

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From Workaholism to Work-Life Balance

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Something to Consider

The Summer Day by Mary Oliver

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

From New and Selected Poems, 1992
Beacon Press, Boston, MA

Copyright 1992 by Mary Oliver.
All rights reserved.
Reproduced with permission.

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