How can Yoga Help in Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addictions?

Yoga is a combination of physical, mental, and spiritual disciplines that improve one’s mood and the feeling of well-being. It has numerous therapeutic and restorative benefits in mental wellness. Therefore, substance abuse treatment and recovery programs are prominently used to prevent relapse and diminish withdrawal symptoms and drug cravings. Hence, it empowers you with a […]

Advantages of Yoga in Recovery From Addiction

Recovery from addiction and substance abuse is challenging. Depending on the type and seriousness of addiction, the process and time of recovery may differ for each individual. Among the various forms of treatments, what may help one may not prove beneficial for others. However, walking on the path of spirituality by taking the assistance of […]

How is Life Post Spiritual Awakening?

A Spiritual Awakening is a process of bringing you closer to your inner self. At first, you may feel confused or overwhelmed by the process. However, it brings you closer to the vastness of the change of personality needed to achieve recovery from drugs and alcohol. Once you step onto the spiritual awakening platform, you […]

How Meditation is Beneficial for Drug Addiction

Meditation is a practice that intends to heighten the state of self-awareness and attentiveness. Since ancient times, it has grown extensively in form and popularity. It is a technique to enhance an individual’s spiritual connection and enlightenment. From spiritual discovery to health and recovery, practicing meditation brings several physical and mental health benefits. It is […]

5 Signs You Have a Problem with Addiction or Alcohol

Alcoholism and addiction can affect people beyond cure if neglected. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a pattern of alcohol consumption that causes significant distress and functioning disabilities in your daily life. With the regular offerings of alcohol at dinners, parties, and meetings, it is easy to over-consume alcohol. However, early diagnosis can prevent you or […]

From the Psycho Ward to Taylor Made Retreat

Growing up in a small town in Oregon, I promised myself I’d never touch alcohol because people forget to come home when they drink that awful stuff. At a party, I saw my friend’s father kissing a woman I didn’t know in our front hall closet, and I thought, “Jeepers, alcohol even makes you forget […]


Patience and stillness are hard for me. Much to my chagrin, they are foundational tenets of the “big book” of Alcoholics Anonymous: “…we pause when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action.” 1 (Whom we ask is sure to be the subject of many future blogs, so I’ll just stick to […]

2019: Bringing Lightness into the Dark

Morning sunbeams peek through the grey Pacific Northwestern sky bringing nourishing light to the lush natural ecosystem of plants surrounding the Mansion on the four and a half acre estate at the Taylor Made Retreat center. Light is critical for the renewal of life. The beginning of a new year often represents a time of […]