Category Archives: Addiction

The Pursuit of Happiness


“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson “The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one has to do.” – James M. Barrie … Continue reading

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Finding Peace: A Life-Changing New Retreat


For those wanting to deepen their healing from trauma, addiction, or pain, I want to share a life-changing new event with you. So you’ll more fully understand its value, let me first introduce you to Troy Love and his book. … Continue reading

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The Heart of the Matter


“Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain but for the heart to conquer it.” — Rabindranath Tagore Life can be wonderful, grand, and exciting – at least, at times.  But those moments are more the exception than … Continue reading

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Surprised by the News: Men Fighting Toxic Masculinity


Last Friday when I tuned into the Staci Sprout‘s Facebook Live show Sex Addiction in the News, I had no idea I would be part of the conversation. It was the third installment of the new show, which Staci created out of her … Continue reading

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My Last LifeSTAR Blog Post


Dear Readers, Due to some recent changes I will no longer be managing this blog (click here for the full story). This site will also continue to be in capable hands and you will continue receiving relevant recovery related content. … Continue reading

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The Psychology of Porn: An Interview on Lust, Misogyny, & Sexual Addiction Recovery


Last week I had the privilege of interviewing Andrew Bauman, the author of the new book The Psychology of Porn. In our conversation we explored topics in his book including lust, objectification, misogyny, and a “pornographic style of relating.” This short, insightful video is valuable … Continue reading

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Tune in at 5pm Today: Sex Addiction in the News with Staci Sprout, LCSW, CSAT


I’m excited to announce the kickoff of a new resource! My friend Staci Sprout is starting her new weekly Facebook Live show called Sex Addiction in the News. To participate in this event, go to her Facebook page at 5pm … Continue reading

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