What we call our ‘spirit’, or life force, manifests in us physically as an electromagnetic field that connects us to the energies around us via our central nervous system. Since the nervous system is profoundly impacted by addiction, healing from addiction requires attention to this...

 Watch Kelley Alexander’s Opening Address at the 2019 Embracing Bliss Conference in Sedona, Arizona Kelley Alexander, JD is the co-director of The Sanctuary at Sedona. Her story of transformation has been both fascinating and inspirational to thousands of people. Her pioneering work at The Sanctuary assists those...

Addiction, in many ways, is a symptom of modernity – a result of our culture’s emphasis on individuality over the collective whole and our loss of connection with ceremonial healing practices that were once readily available to us. That’s why, when taking an alternative approach...

Addiction isn’t just unique to those with severe substance dependencies; it’s a universal human experience – and Buddhist teachings contain plenty of wisdom on this very subject. In order to understand addiction, said Buddha, we must understand the human condition. This condition has to do...

Attitudes toward addiction have undoubtedly evolved in recent decades. We now largely understand addiction as a mental health issue – one that is not the fault or choice of those suffering in its hold. But while we see addiction’s physical, psychological and emotional impacts, one...

The process of addiction recovery is a profound, uplifting, life-changing one – but one that can prove itself unsustainable without a strategy in place for what happens after rehab. It’s estimated that of the 11 percent of people in the US who seek treatment for...

Intense romantic love can make us feel swept off our feet, lost in its rapture and constantly preoccupied with thoughts of our lover. But sometimes, this kind of obsession can present as an unhealthy compulsion that leads us into damaging relationships. Love addiction – like...

All of us attract people and circumstances into our lives that reflect our internal beliefs. However, those struggling with sex addiction and codependency often carry a negative set of beliefs about themselves, and their sex lives reflect this. Codependency, at its core, is rooted in...

By now, most of us well know that meditation can promote positive brain change. But did you know that it also holds huge advantages for addiction recovery? Among its bountiful benefits, mindfulness holds the key to reversing substance dependency, trauma, anxiety and depression. Here, we...

An estimated 2.4 million people in the US struggle with prescription painkiller addiction, and almost half a million suffer from heroin addiction. Unfortunately, much of that has to do with the overprescription of opioid drugs – what starts as a legitimate prescription for treating pain...