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It all began in the bathroom!  I became a runner in the bathroom!!! I try to run every day – at least 1 mile and on good days 3+ miles! It started out small.  I watched a Ted Talk where

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Dr. Gabor Mate!

Okay please read with caution – This is my truth – Right now I feel vulnerable as all heck. However I am so eternally grateful for the insight Dr. Mate brings to the world and I found no better way

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July 2017 is turning out to be a Fire Cracker Month with ample opportunities to network and learn!!!

Listening across Culture, Social Position and Power Friday, June 30, 2017 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT at The DoubleTree Hotel This workshop highlights that the therapeutic alliance occurs within social, historical, political, economic and cultural contexts. Counseling professionals

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Friday, May 12th, 2017 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 6 CEU Hours The Opioid Epidemic Sponsored By Crestview Recovery PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center Health Education Center off Mill Plain and 92nd Ave600 NE 92nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98664 Trainer Marcus De

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Mindful Smoking in the Community!

04.22.2017 Day One of Mindful Smoking out in the community! Today I will meet with four individuals in their home.  I went to bed early 8 pm.  I woke up early 4:30 am.  I made a nice breakfast of shredded

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Treating the Personality in the Addictive Personality: A Neuroplastic Approach

Friday, April 14, 2017 8:00 am to 12:00 pm @ the Double Tree Hotel – Lloyd Center Presented by: Anthony J. Mele, Psy.D  The co-occurrence of borderline personality disorder and substance abuse disorders are well-documented and pose specific treatment challenges.

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Dr. Gabor Maté is a medical doctor recently retired from active practice. He was a family physician for two decades and for seven years he served as Medical Coordinator of the Palliative Care Unit at Vancouver Hospital. For twelve years

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Dr. Gabor Mate Is Coming!!!

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This website is currently under construction!  If all goes well we will be connecting again soon!!! My Grace Filled Life After Addiction!!! Guadalupe

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David Whyte Is So Far Out!!! I could not resist sharing him with you!!!

In a Grace-Filled Life after Addiction We Are Truly Never Alone!!! Siempre, Guadalupe!

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Guadalupe Aragon
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