Today, over 27 million Americans take some kind of antidepressant medication – a concerning figure when you consider their side effects. But this comes as no surprise, considering conventional depression treatment is extremely symptom-focused, using prescription drugs to fix what’s largely perceived as a “chemical...

There is a growing and welcome trend in addiction treatment where the focus is on the underlying and root cause of the addiction rather than on the symptom of the addiction itself. Traditional 12 step treatment programs believe that addiction is a life- long incurable...

Trust the Process: Trusting Your Self, God and the Recovery Process  What exactly does trust the process mean? There are many definitions and examples. Non-attachment. Turning it over. That it is about the journey and not the destination. That we are not alone. That we are supported every step...

The Science of Shamanism: How to Recover from Addictions, Codependency and other Dis-eases of the Mind-Body-Soul-Spirit As people seek alternatives to mainstream medicine, the word Shaman and Shamanism have come more into the mainstream. There is a science of Shamanism. These once obscure terms reserved for...

Understanding the Prayer Bundle The photo is of a prayer bundle that Dean made to offer to the ocean where he spent his summers growing up on the New Jersey Shore. This spiritual practice comes from the Andean wisdom keepers, including the pre-Incan indigenous people called...