Philip Seymour Hoffman and Me

Happiness, the End of Suffering, and Recovery Forty-six. That’s not so old — young in fact. He and I are both 46, with young children, and in a long term relationship. We both got sober very young and then maintained that sobriety for many years. Mr. Hoffman made it 23-years, and I’m … Continue reading

A New OI Aspirant

As I walked with the Sangha through the Oak Grove at Deer Park last summer I heard myself say, "I am a good wife."  I was startled and happy to hear that spontaneous belief.  For years, when I became irritated, impatient, or outright angry with my husband, I would say to myself, "What a lousy … Continue reading

The End of Suffering

Happiness, the End of Suffering, and Recovery Forty-six. That’s not so old - young in fact. He and I are both 46, with young children, and in a long term relationship. We both got sober very young and then maintained that sobriety for many years. Mr. Hoffman made it 23-years, and I’m about … Continue reading

Shifting Weight

Leave the tender moment alone. -Billy Joel. The way to use life is to do nothing through acting. The way to use life is to do everything through being. -Lao Tzu I had noticed her as I walked by the room on the way to see my patient. Jeans, sneakers and flannel shirt curled up on the bed … Continue reading