Steve’s Blog

Welcome to my Blog focused on life narratives and all things addiction and recovery! The language of your life is created in the form of stories (narratives) constructed and integrated from your life experiences. These narratives form the uniqueness of your identity; referred to as your narrative Identity, they are an internalized and evolving story that shapes your sense of purpose, individuality and unity (with others). They are also, in large part, the filters through which you see life – how life occurs to you, and how you personally fit into that filtered reality. Your narratives also have the power to increase your risk of addiction; people in recovery spend a significant amount of time untangling the toxic language created in the past that’s sabotaging their future.

Here’s the really cool thing – you can change the story and alter language created from past experiences, dramatically shifting how you see yourself in the present and into the future.

I hope you enjoy what I share; I very much look forward to constructive dialog on how we see and interpret the world, and how the language created through those filters enable or inhibit our abilities to thrive. I also welcome dialog on how the science of addiction is balanced with the art of recovery to create a truly transformed future.

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  • Your One Word for Life
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  • Thinking Brain | Feeling Brain
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  • PORN: The Pernicious Predator
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  • The 3 Laws of Wellbeing
    Self-directed Wellbeing begins with a declaration,or it doesn’t begin at all! Self-directed wellbeing is defined as the capacity, resources … Read more
  • Banking on Recovery
    A Finance-based Metaphor for Recovery An interesting way to look at recovery is through the eyes of our finances. … Read more
  • The Porn Addicted Brain
    Why porn addiction, like drug &alcohol addiction, is a brain disease. I recently joined Reddit to participate in the … Read more
  • The Opposite of Addiction
    To discover the right answer, one must first ask the right question. I recently watched a Ted Talk where … Read more
  • The One You Feed
    Winning the War on the Inside. I once heard a story told by a Native American Indian at a … Read more
  • Resolute Resolutions
    Three Keys for Successful Resolutions Around New Years but also throughout the year, and with the best of intentions, … Read more
  • Hole in My Sidewalk
    The Essence of Change – a poem by Portia Nelson This brilliant poem by Portia Nelson has long been … Read more
  • Words Matter
    Words can be positive or negative, helpful or hurtful. Either way, they matter; it matters what you say, both … Read more
  • Getting Started…
    As this is my first post, I’ll use this opportunity to summarize what I’m trying to impact with Narratives … Read more