Rhonda Magee

A Gentle Practice for Opening Up to Painful Emotions

This is a meditation that I sometimes rely on when I find myself feeling the reactivity that comes up from what’s happening in the news, what’s happening in our communities, what’s happening in our country, and what’s happening in the world right now. Whether it’s because of the pandemic, a shooting, or an unnecessary killing […]

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If I Could: A Hopeful Prayer for Healing

If I Could: A Hopeful Prayer for Healing

If I had the powers, I’d wish away the pain and sadness and fear of this pandemic. I’d make things better. I’d fix the world. Yet, since I don’t, what I can do.

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Taking Our Seat: Cultivating Strength and Stability

How can the concept of taking our seat serve us in the midst of our current challenges? Many of us are familiar with this phrase: A meditation teacher may say “Let’s start by taking our seat” to signal the transition into beginning our practice. But it can also be meaningful outside of seated, formal mindfulness practice. […]

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Bought Out and Spent! Recovery From Compulsive Shopping and Spending

Bought Out and Spent! Recovery From Compulsive Shopping and Spending

We all have money issues and, with the current economy, now more than ever. The bubble has burst as individuals, families, companies, and governments come to terms with overspending and living beyond our means. We were given easy credit, no money down, and promised “The American Dream.” Look what’s happened?

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How Pornography Can Get You Fired (and Worse) – The Online Presentation

How Pornography Can Get You Fired (and Worse) – The Online Presentation

A lot of folks that hold terrific jobs spend large chunks of time accessing or looking at pornography. They either use a home computer, or their work computer, or both. Most people that can get and hold a great paying job (and those just starting out on their careers) are smart enough to avoid downloading…

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Addiction to Spending

Addiction to Spending

“I keep getting into more and more debt, but I can’t seem to stop. I do great for a while, and then I just have to go shopping and buy stuff. This is going to ruin my life if I don’t stop, but how do I stop?

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AA – Will it Work For You?

AA – Will it Work For You?

Contrary to popular opinion, and treatment program hype, people who try the AA/12 Step program are rarely successful. In fact, AA’s own research shows that, at best, only 5% find long term relief from alcohol abuse, alcohol dependence, and alcoholism through “working the program.”

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Addiction Never Ends

Addiction Never Ends

Every family would like to think because their loved one has some sobriety that is all that is needed. Sobriety only exists as long as it is worked on. It must be a conscious effort that is a priority.

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The Eleventh Step

The Eleventh Step

When asked to quote the Eleventh Step, many people unintentionally abbreviate it. They usually say that this step is where we “Pray for knowledge of God’s will, and the power to carry it out.” They forget the first part of this important step.

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How to Get Rid of Bad Habits

How to Get Rid of Bad Habits

We all know the feeling of doing something which seems wrong, but nevertheless we still do it. We all sometimes crave for one more piece of cake, even though we have eaten more than enough….It can also be the cigarettes that some of us wish to smoke, when we consciously know that it is bad…

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