Change Your Life! How Hard Can it Be?

Change your life.Industries exist in response to deep yearnings - wealth, security, physical health, beauty, mental health, functioning relationships. Choose a product from one of the billion dollar e...

Once in a Lifetime

This is the story of how everything changed for me.I was 34 years old and in a detox facility in Victoria, probably for the second or third time that year. I have always met solid people in detox faci...

Life is Not a Straight Line

I like setting goals. No question that, for me, clear goals, with a timeline and milestones, foster growth and accomplishment. The days in which I discipline myself to identify the three most importan...

Staying Clean (Caleb)

I have every reason in the world to stay clean. My family has shown an indescribable level of forgiveness and support. My beautiful companion has given me the most wonderful gift of trust, respect, ho...

Beloved and Belonging

We wondered how our first session with three - almost four - year old Grace and her year old sister Reese would go.Ever since Grace was the age of Reese, she has, on a weekly basis, assumed the role o...

Teenage Wasteland (Caleb)

I wish I could gloss over my teen years. Some parts though were important to my identity.As a Cree person growing up away from home, culture, family, peers and teachings I sought out an identity that ...

Stealing Takes More Than Money

The current environment of treating drug addiction as a criminal problem rather than a health issue means that, inevitably, addicts are driven to crime to satisfy their daily needs. Caleb was no diffe...

Been Caught Stealing (Caleb)

I began stealing at a very young age. The first thing I remember stealing was a $50 bill out of an envelope from my aunty to my Mom. I told my Mom I found $50 blowing in the wind while I was playing a...

The Allure of Romanticism

I could not see myself in Caleb; so, often, being a father to him felt like having to take my best guess.We are a blended family with five children - four daughters and one son. Usually, my wife or I ...

Hiding All Away (Caleb)

I was four years old in preschool and had no real idea about racism. But I remember some other child asking me if I was an Indian.I said, “I think so.”Then he called me a dirty Indian and he kept call...