Entries by Dr. Albert

We Are Alone Until We Make Ourselves Known

“The most terrible poverty is loneliness, and the feeling of being unloved.” – Mother Teresa of Calcutta I think I’ve always felt this sense of loneliness.  I felt invisible or worse, I stuck out like a sore thumb… I never felt like I belonged. It’s a tough thing to feel so lonely… I never found a […]

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

“Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be.” – George Sheehan I was in the park watching two brothers play.  The older brother was running with a ball and his little brother chased him.  The two were laughing but the look on […]

Let it Rain

“One already wet does not feel the rain.”  Turkish Proverb I prepare these blogs the day before I post them.  It gives me an opportunity to be mindful of how I go about my day.  Perhaps the greatest gift of being able to write this blog is the daily practice of mindfulness of what it […]

Wisdom is Knowlege Articulated With Imagination…

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.  For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world and all there ever will be to know and understand.” – Albert Einstein I love the idea that imagination is more important that knowledge, and I find it most useful when I […]

God, Show Me How I Can Be Of Service Today

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi In my work in a 12 step program of recovery we are taught the importance of being of service to others.  I’d say the cause of my addictions and all my suffering was the result of self-serving […]

We Are Only As Sick As Our Secrets

“What is a man? A miserable pile of secrets” – Andre Mairaux The root of self-sabotage, in my opinion, is in the guilt we have over the mistakes we’ve made.  I carry a lot of guilt.  If only I could save the ones I love. If only I could give them the things they deserve.  If only […]

The Next Step Is The First And Only Step

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. The only step that matters is the next step that moves you toward a GREAT LIFE.  Thinking about everything that needs to be done to reach a goal is overwhelming.  Sometimes you […]

We are Angels with One Wing

“We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing each other” – Luciano De Crescenzo I’m writing a book… When I tell friends what it’s about I get the same reaction; “You’re writing a self-help book?”  NO.  I don’t believe in self-help.  I believe the life you dream […]

Don’t Rely On Self Help. Get Support!

“The level of thinking that created the problem won’t create the solution.” Albert Einstein I can’t transform my life without the support from friends, family, and even expert help when needed. I tried for years to figure out my problems. I studied psychology, read lot’s of self-help books… I couldn’t make change permanent. I was […]