The Deer Hunter

Spirit Vine January 2018

I practice Hatha Yoga at our local gym. As often as possible I have a sauna when I’m finished. The other day I had an unexpected meeting with a young man while I was sitting in the intense heat. He is in his 30s, and we’ve exchanged pleasantries over the months but never actually had a conversation. The other day …

The Opposite Of Addiction is Connection

Spirit Vine January 2018

Do Stronger Human Connections Immunize Us Against Emotional Distress? Right now an exciting new perspective on addiction is emerging. Johann Harri, author of Chasing The Scream, recently captured widespread public interest with his Ted talk Everything You Know About Addiction Is Wrong, where he concluded with this powerful statement: The opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is connection. – Johann Harri These sentiments are …

Recommended Books January 2018

Spirit Vine January 2018, Recommended Books

A Crime in the Family by Sacha Batthany A memoir of brutality, heroism and personal discovery from Europe’s dark heart, revealing one of the most extraordinary untold stories of the Second World War In the spring of 1945, at Rechnitz on the Austrian-Hungarian border, not far from the front lines of the advancing Red Army, Countess Margit Batthyany gave a …