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"One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important."
—Bertrand Russell,
The Conquest of Happiness

Hidden in Plain Sight

When I think back and remember the latter part of my active alcoholism and its impact on my family, more than anything else, I think of the extraordinary amount of time I spent trying to hide my drinking. I thought I had done a pretty good job of it until I read this essay penned by my oldest daughter. Read More

Boots and Reboots

I manage a lot, at work and home. But I am not always great at managing stress. I don’t see that I am over tired, overworked or overwhelmed until I snap at someone or overreact. I don’t know that I need to reboot until the computer crashes. Recently though, I stumbled across an unlikely solution. It helps me reduce my reaction to stress before reaching Vesuvius territory. Surprisingly, this physically difficult, filthy, out-of-my-comfort-zone activity really clicked with me. Read More

Practice Perspective

I discovered the most surprising technique to calm an in-your-face, bully opposing counsel. Read More

High Performers and Success

You’ve just finished that huge project, a really important one you’ve been working on for months. And as you take in the congratulations from everyone around you – your boss, coworkers, and friends – something’s nibbling at you a bit. A part of you isn’t quite satisfied. While the praise from others pours in, this little part of you brushes off their words, and you feel a little fake taking in their compliments. The truth about high performers and success. Read More.

Assistance Across Professions

Assistance programs exist across a range of professions. After being arrested by a SWAT team that stormed her swanky NY dermatology office, this celebrity physician was turned over to New York’s equivalent of a physicians’ assistance program instead of being adjudicated in criminal court and surrendering her medical license. Was this a sweetheart deal accorded only the most privileged in our society? Or was it a reflection of society’s changing attitudes toward substance abuse? Read More.

Something to Consider

People say that what we’re all seeking is a meaning for life. I don’t think that’s what we’re really seeking. I think that what we’re seeking is an experience of being alive, so that our life experiences on the purely physical plane will have resonances within our innermost being and reality, so that we actually feel the rapture of being alive. That’s what it’s all finally about.

—Joseph Campbell

Upcoming Events - LAP Related

37th Annual LAP Conference
November 4-6, 2016
New Bern, NC
Brochures will be emailed and online registration will open in late August.

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

Renewal Center of the South
Current Retreat Schedule

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