Show Us Your Shirts
Jan13

Show Us Your Shirts

    Americans use t-shirts as personal billboards in order to advertise, celebrate, raise awareness, express belonging, and to show solidarity. We wear them with pride, and sometimes to show off a little. “Been there. Done that. Got the t-shirt.” Sound familiar? How many of us have said these very words, or some version of them? In this country there is a t-shirt for EVERYTHING. Retailers use shirts to promote...

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Interview by Cathy Taughinbaugh
Dec03

Interview by Cathy Taughinbaugh

    Many thanks to Cathy Taughinbaugh for the wonderful interview that recently posted on her website! Please check it out below, and also peruse Cathy’s website. She is a certified parent coach and a tremendous resource for families that are struggling with addiction. Here’s the interview: “It is my great pleasure to welcome Barbara Stoefen. In this interview, Barbara tells her story, shares how she made...

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I Was at the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally
Nov03

I Was at the UNITE to Face Addiction Rally

      This article previously ran in addiction.com           In the months preceding the UNITE to Face Addiction rally on the National Mall in Washington, DC, the promotional trailer stirred emotions and sparked purpose as Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler screamed his iconic “Dream On” in the background. Those of us who have seen addiction up-close and personal know what’s at stake. With a nationwide...

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UNITE to Face Addiction
Sep30

UNITE to Face Addiction

This article was previously published in addiction.com On October 4, 2015, America is going to experience an event with the potential to change the world. On this day, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., will be the convergence of a force so powerful that mammoth change may become possible. And I get to be there! “Change the world?” you may ask. What could possibly be that big? What one thing in this country is so big that...

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Dispel the Darkness of Addiction
Aug31

Dispel the Darkness of Addiction

Cultures around the world have been lighting candles for millennia in order to bless, celebrate or remember a person, place or event. We light candles in cathedrals and temples, in neighborhood churches and synagogues, during Christmas Advent and the eight days of Hanukkah. Candles are used to celebrate new life… as well as the passing of a life. We have birthday cake candles, candlelight dinners, candle lit vigils and processionals,...

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Interview with BreakingTheCycles.com
Aug28

Interview with BreakingTheCycles.com

I was honored to recently be interviewed by the remarkable Lisa Frederiksen at BreakingTheCycles.com. Please check out her website and the great work that Lisa is doing. She has published several books, and has established herself as an expert in the field of addiction. Here’s the interview: “I recently finished reading Barbara Cofer Stoefen’s book, “A Very Fine House, a Mother’s Story of Love, Faith, and...

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