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Ray Whitaker

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A doorway to healing

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“Trauma is not the bad things that happened to you, but what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you.” —Dr....

Bridging the gaps

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One of the great things about being an addict or an alcoholic is … Weird way to start off an article about recovery, with a...

Mind, body, soul

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So … it may seem like I’m a one-trick pony when it comes to certain subjects I bring to these pages. But when it...

Master at work

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So, raise your hand if you’re a Jorma Kaukonen fan (I’m raising mine). I’ll be straight with you — I knew Jorma’s music with...

How she survived

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“At first I was afraid, I was petrified …” I don’t care if you’re a die-hard metal or country music fan, you’re lying to yourself...

Slow and steady can win the race

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We’re approaching a season that bodes many things: our busiest time of year, an exponential increase in the Island population, cookouts, hitting the beach...

Taking an inward journey: Part 3

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“I know so many people who think they can do it alone They isolate their heads and stay in their safety zones Now what can you...

The act of protest

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“Handful of senators don't pass legislation And marches alone can't bring integration When human respect is disintegratin' This whole crazy world is just too frustratin'” –P.F. Sloan, “Eve...

I pledge …

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Oh well now, two or three minutes, two or three hours,  What does it matter now, in this life of ours Let's work together, come on,...

Taking an inward journey: part two

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“Watch out now, Take care, beware the thoughts that linger, Winding up inside your head, The hopelessness around you, In the dead of night…Beware...

In the chair

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“Penny Lane, there is a barber showing photographs of every head he's had the pleasure to know, and all the people that come and...

Taking an inward journey: part one

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“Turn off your mind, relax, and float down stream…”  John Lennon borrowed, modified, and beautified these words from Timothy Leary’s 1964 book “The Psychedelic Experience”...

A passionate player

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So, let's say you're a musician. You're passionate about what you play, how you play, why you play, and how it makes you feel...