Category Archives: healthcare

Who Are All Of These People Locked Up In The USA?

Here’s a super helpful look at our incarceration nation. This pie chart is an excellent resource compiled by the Prison Policy Initiative.  Take a few minutes and look it over yourself.  I’d be curious to hear what your impressions are.  Let me know your thoughts. Here are a few of mine: If you look at the federal immigration detention number and… Read more »

Our Starting Point Must Always Be The Individual (Not The State)

Our country and our judicial system were founded upon the crucial notion that the rights of the individual must always be protected against the monstrous powers of the State.  This cannot be forgotten as we move towards substantive criminal justice reform. Our starting point must always be the individual, not the State.   When someone is wrongfully convicted it’s (by… Read more »

How To Make Today Better Than Yesterday – Avoid the Old Mistakes!

Overcoming bad habits is not easy. We often carry a lot of shame and guilt for our past decisions, even if it was just yesterday. In this video, Jer & Tezi help you learn how to avoid making the same bad choices over and over again. Here’s how to make today better than yesterday. Here’s one step in the right… Read more »

Decide NOW what to do when trigger feelings come today

“May the sunrise bring hope where it once was forgotten…” – Iron & Wine I hope that this day’s sunrise did bring you hope.  Hope for a better day, hope and a conviction within yourself that today you will be better than you were yesterday. Give a moment’s thought to one of your shortcomings yesterday.  Think about how you fell… Read more »

To this world, I refuse…

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The opposite of addiction…

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God will violate your religious views…

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Sooner or later God will violate your religious views. He will remind you how much more important it is to care for the poor, to pray for your enemies, and to make disciples. When he does, be prepared to let go of your man-made cultural Christianity, and follow where He leads. ~ Unka Glen

Who Will Rescue the Lost Sheep of the Lonely Revolution? – Crisis Magazine

To Write Love On Her Arms

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“Our job is to love people.  When it hurts.  When it’s awkward.  When it’s uncool and embarrassing.  Our job is to stand together, to carry the burdens of one another, and to meet each other in our questions.” ~ Jamie Tworkowkski Founder of “To Write Love on Her Arms” An organization established to help people recover from addiction, self-harm, depression,… Read more »

A note on suicide…

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“The so-called ‘psychotically depressed’ person who tries to kill herself doesn’t do so out of quote ‘hopelessness’ or any abstract conviction that life’s assets and debits do not square. And surely not because death seems suddenly appealing. The person in whom Its invisible agony reaches a certain unendurable level will kill herself the same way a trapped person will eventually… Read more »