Monthly Archives: January 2014

Wrestling with God

By |2018-11-03T13:21:57+00:00January 24th, 2014|Spiritual Reflections|

Over the years I have spoken to many tough and skeptical crowds.  Soon after graduating from university, I was responsible for building an unknown organization called Special Olympics.  Trying to convince parents and professionals that exercise and competition would be good for people with mental disabilities was a hard sell.  I encountered a lot of [...]

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How Not to Fall: Mountain Climbing and Relapse Planning

By |2018-10-23T19:13:07+00:00January 17th, 2014|Family Resource, Miscellaneous|

I don’t have the courage to scale mountains, but I am fascinated by the preparations of the climbers.  They make a plan for their ascent and carefully assemble the equipment that will be needed.  Each piece of gear is carefully selected, and tested to ensure it is strong in the event that it is needed [...]

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Are We a Luxury Rehab?

By |2018-10-23T19:15:16+00:00January 2nd, 2014|Miscellaneous|

From time to time a caller will ask “are you a luxury rehab?”  The question is more complex than it sounds.  For some callers their concern is about the amenities of the Institute: “Do you have a gym.  Are the buildings as beautiful as they appear in the pictures?  Do the bedrooms have private bathrooms?”  [...]

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