“A hand that is open to let something go is also open to receive something good.”

Control issues are at the heart of so much personal pain. And, so often, they’re intertwined with a sense of powerlessness. In a time when the news can make us feel a renewed sense of powerlessness with each passing day, it felt apropos to talk about where our feelings of powerlessness are rooted, and to explore how we can transform them into a practical sense of empowerment.

We also talk for a bit about sobriety. It’s related.

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