Human Development

Hand-in-hand with the Guest House mission of overall health and wellness is the concept of human development. Guest House publishes a quarterly journal entitled, Human Development. The journal seeks to offer a “confluence” or merging of spirituality and psychology,...

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Wellness of Body – It’s What You Eat!

Nutrition is critical to good health because wellness involves the whole person: body, mind and spirit; and nutrition is high on the priority list in the wellness plan at Guest House. Physical wellness requires a balance in physical activity and nutrition to keep a...

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Wellness of Body – It’s What You Do!

Wellness is an active process of change and growth – of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy lifestyle. All individuals must be involved in their wellness. A multi-faceted idea, wellness includes the well-being of body, mind and spirit. All the pieces...

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A Journey to Recovery at Guest House

A Reflection by Guest House Staff Member When I began working at Guest House, I knew it was an addiction treatment center for Catholic clergy and religious. I heard the words: “Saving Lives, Saving Vocations and Saving Catholic Communities.” These words explain some...

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Steps Ten, Eleven and Twelve – Living Anew

The first nine Steps prepare someone for the adventure of a new life. As Step Ten is approached, the AA way of living is put into daily practical use, in fair weather or foul. Step Ten reads, “Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly...

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Steps Eight and Nine – Relationships

Steps Eight and Nine focus on personal relationships. These Steps include a look backward to discover, a fresh attempt to repair and a use of knowledge to cultivate. Step Eight reads, “Made a list of all persons we harmed, and became willing to make amends to them...

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Steps Six and Seven – Divine Inspiration

Following the heavy work and action involved in Steps Four and Five, Steps Six and Seven fall again on the early Steps of believing in a power greater than ourselves and turning our will and lives over to God. It is important to keep in mind that these Steps state...

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Steps Four and Five – Take Action

Though there is a succession of the Steps, an individual may find a need to return to Steps One through Three at various times, and it is encouraged. One sister said, “The Step I keep coming back to again and again is Step One. I am coming to recognize that I am truly...

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Meeting Spiritual Needs at Guest House

Guest House is blessed to have a full-time chaplain serving the spiritual needs of the priests, deacons, brothers, sisters, staff and leadership. Rev. George Hazler, IVD, joined the Guest House team in 2012, and he provides spiritual nourishment in our healing...

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Steps One, Two and Three – The Movement

“The early Steps helped me to trust God, and now I can let the Holy Spirit guide me as I reflect throughout the days. I really needed to develop that deeper trust,” offered an alumna following a recent Women’s Retreat. Step One of AA reads, “We admitted we were...

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