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Grace Lost and Found

“Provides a process for personal reflection and a deeper understanding of addictive behavior and recovery.”—Stephanie S. Covington, PhD, author of A Woman’s Way Through the Twelve Steps

Many recovery books are for the beginner, and that makes sense. But then what? This grace-filled book is for people at later stages in their recovery who are looking to uncover the underlying causes for their addiction and heal the psychological and spiritual pain, often lingering from childhood that many addicts bear.

Grace Lost and Found is an inspirational and deep exploration of problems and pain—providing a compassionate approach to healing addictions, compulsions and other unhealthy habits. The 40 essays, each with their own set of practices and affirmations, engage readers on a journey through body, mind and spirit, symbolic symptoms, pain messages, levels of consciousness, and an expanded view of identity and life.

The essays reach right to the bottom of the addict’s bag of tricks—lack of accountability, the tendency to externalize blame, willfulness, defending and pretending, immaturity, denial—and offer wise, compassionate, and get-real spiritual counsel. As Cook reminds us, we tend to grow most from pain and crisis: “I help people find the ultimate treasure in their problems, the messages in their pain and the metaphors in their symptoms. We are all being guided to a higher, healthier path, when we pay attention.”

“An empowering resource for healing the wounds of the past, thriving in the face of adversity and rejection, and creating your authentic self.”—Bernie Siegel, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Peace, Love and Healing

Mary Cook

Mary Cook has a Master's degree in psychology and is a registered addiction specialist, with thirty-five years of clinical experience and twenty-nine years of university teaching experience. She is a national speaker and has a private practice providing telephone and office counseling, seminars, workshops and guided meditation. Find her at

Conari Press