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Components of the True Self: Will

By |2018-10-23T17:19:41-04:00March 14th, 2016|Personal Growth|

The fourth component of the True Self is Will. Will works with feelings, reasoning mind, and intuitive mind. It takes the information from these three sources and uses it to make decisions. We exercise our will when we choose. When we choose intimacy, we can know that our will is functioning at its highest level. [...]

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Components of the True Self: Intuitive Mind

By |2020-10-19T10:51:29-04:00February 8th, 2016|Personal Growth|

The third aspect of our True Self is our intuitive mind. While our reasoning mind takes a more active, conscious role, our intuitive mind is deeper and more subtle. Our intuitive mind works with both our unconscious and with the divine. It supports our spirituality and enables us to see beyond appearances to our deeper [...]

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An Addict’s New Year’s Resolutions

By |2018-10-23T17:27:23-04:00December 30th, 2015|Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Holiday, Personal Growth|

How many times have you made New Year’s resolutions, determined that this year will be different and you will be better? We make resolutions because we don’t like ourselves the way we are. We don’t like our tiredness, our fatty parts, our busy schedules, how much (or little) money we make, how often we yell [...]

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Components of the True Self: Reasoning Mind

By |2019-09-14T16:05:53-04:00December 14th, 2015|Personal Growth|

Note: Part one of this Components of True Self series: Feelings was posted here. The second component of our True Self is our reasoning mind—what we might call our intellect or our logic. Our reasoning mind analyzes, deduces, observes, understands, plans, and concentrates. It is conscious, active, and often creative. It looks at evidence and [...]

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Components of the True Self: Feelings

By |2018-10-23T17:38:45-04:00November 18th, 2015|Personal Growth|

At St. Joseph Institute, we teach the four components of the True Self: feelings, reasoning mind, intuitive mind, and will. A genuine connection with our True Self creates the basis for intimacy, the practice of getting to know others and allowing them to know you. In a series of four posts, we will discuss each [...]

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God is Good

By |2018-10-23T18:27:11-04:00October 14th, 2014|Personal Growth|

One of the great joys in addiction treatment is hearing from our graduates.  While recovery is not easy, and life has many challenges, there are victories that lift us up and help us all move forward.  The following e-mails arrived today and have put a huge smile on my face and energy in my step. [...]

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Healing Addiction to Alcohol & Drugs

By |2018-10-23T19:32:52-04:00May 23rd, 2013|Personal Growth|

A friend recently spent a few days in the hospital for knee surgery.  The doctor’s advice at the time of discharge was simple and encouraging: “Rest, take it easy for a few weeks and before you know it life will be back to normal.”  If only healing from addiction to alcohol & drugs could follow [...]

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The opportunity to change your life

By |2020-02-11T17:29:36-05:00September 23rd, 2012|Personal Growth|

“Everyone should have to go to rehab,” Sara stated.  The other residents in our treatment program looked at her with puzzled expressions. “Why,” they asked.  “Because most people go through life never understanding themselves, and never trying to be better people,” Sara explained.  “Our addiction has forced us to think about our weaknesses and character [...]

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