• The Mindful Addict A Memoir of the Awakening of a Spirit
Mention the sixties and readers conjure images of sex, drugs, and rock-and-roll. Author Tom Catton not only lived through the sixties, he remembers them, and that's where this memoir begins, as Catton, an addict by his early-twenties and currently in recovery for almost forty years, recounts his adventures. These were both physical and spiritual, as he sought new experiences and insights, first by means of drugs and eventually through the study and practice of meditation and introspection. Along the way, he journeyed across the world, from the beaches of Hawaii to the streets of Kolkata (Calcutta), meeting remarkable teachers, like the magnetic Flowbird, who became his mentor, his spiritual guide, and his friend. She inhabits the pages of this book, along with other singular world figures Catton met in his sojourn, like the Dalai Lama and Mother Teresa. They are all here, in The Mindful Addict, and their lessons and love infuse these pages with wisdom and heart.

“When I picked up Tom’s book and started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. This is an outstanding book and promises to enrich anyone’s recovery regardless of whether they are a newcomer or a long-timer. Tom’s inspiring journey, his gut-wrenching honesty, and his commitment to living a conscious and mindful life reveal the true nature of the process of recovery. The seeds to Tom’s recovery were planted well before he put together any serious time clean. It has been stated that recovery is dependent upon a spiritual experience set on a pedestal of hopelessness. Clearly Tom’s pain and suffering spawned a spiritual awakening. But he didn’t do it alone. In recovery we learn that “We can do what I can’t.” Tom had a very special person in his life, Flobird. Through Tom’s story you will meet this remarkable woman. I like to think of her as Tom’s spiritual midwife. She and many others helped Tom build a very strong foundation for his recovery. Tom has taken his spiritual wounds, his addiction, and transformed them into sacred wounds. This is the direct result of his commitment to go to any lengths to stay clean and his willingness and courage to listen to the voice within. Tom has given us a wonderful gift in The Mindful Addict by sharing his experience, fears, strength, and hope. Thank you, Tom!”
–Allen Berger, PhD
Author of 12 Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Avoiding Relapse Through Self-Awareness and Right Action and 12 Smart Things to Do When the Booze and Drugs Are Gone: Choosing Emotional Sobriety Through Self-Awareness and Right Action

“I picked up Tom Catton’s manuscript one afternoon and decided to read the book right away. I found it engrossing and insightful. I finished the book that evening, and I can vouch for its authenticity as I was one of Flobird’s “traveling birds.” Tom offers hope and inspiration about how to navigate through life before and after recovery. May many lives be touched by Tom’s journey and learn the meaning of being happy and grateful in recovery and in service to others.”
Reverend Deborah Knowles
Unity Church of Kona-Kohala, Kona, Hawaii

“Everyone’s life is a drama; Tom Catton’s is a true adventure. Not only is The Mindful Addict an adventure in recovery; it is an adventure in discovery. What Tom finds, and what he helps all of us find, is the glorious truth about ourselves and the world in which we live. Tom knows what it is to hit rock bottom, and he has graced us all with a book that is completely rock solid.”
Rabbi Rami Shapiro
Author of Recovery—The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as a Spiritual Practice

“So much is made of the question ‘Are we always in a state of recovery, or can we ever fully recover from addiction?’ With The Mindful Addict, Tom Catton does as good a job as I have seen of dispatching this meaningless question. Here is a book that will give you the practical tools you need to live fully in the moment, a moment that is eternally revealing itself to us. All we need do is pay attention. Simple, but far from easy, of course. But if you are serious about recovery, this is a path worth choosing. And I highly recommend Tom Catton as one of your guides.”
Thom Rutledge
Author of Embracing Fear: How to Turn What Scares Us into Our Greatest Gift

“Many search for spiritual enlightenment, but few have survived the path Tom Catton details in The Mindful Addict: A Memoir of the Awakening of a Spirit. This is a beautiful tale of one soul’s long journey back from the brink of a life immersed in alcohol and drugs. Along the way, Tom discovers the key to his survival is complete surrender to a higher source. I highly recommend surrendering to The Mindful Addict and letting the awakening of your spirit begin as well.”
Randolph J. Rogers
Author of The Key of Life: A Metaphysical Investigation


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The Mindful Addict A Memoir of the Awakening of a Spirit

  • Product Code: The Mindful Addict A Memoir of the Awakening of a Spirit
  • Authors: Tom Catton
  • ISBN: 978-0-9818482-7-3
  • Page: 240
  • Format: TP
  • Language: 1
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