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When tied is a good thing.
If I was afraid things were going to get drastically worse for me…
What causes our addictive behavior? Eliminate some of the pain…
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The very churning of my gut and lack of ability to feel any deep peace are the stereo alarms of my body and heart.
As we go through the day we pause when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. Pause. Oh, no. Remember I’m a sprinter? Pauses break my […]
When I first quit drinking, I had a friend in AA that would wish ‘pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization’ on his drinking buddies.
My most traumatic experience with remodeling isn’t filed in a picture database anywhere …
What did you resolve that you’d never do when you were a kid?
What person causes you the most stress no matter what you try?
A guide, a mentor, a friend, a BB Nazi… so many choices!
People who are spiritual are helping others and leading interesting lives. They radiate a life-verve that is attractive.
Who’s in the drivers’ seat?
Jot these questions in your cell so you’re prepared.
Should you be a sponsor?
She said, “Heidi, I don’t know why anyone calls you when they’re having problems.”
What do you mean, alcoholic?
What is implied by the ‘help me’?
Are we keeping the gate closed?
Guess what’s inside this AA meeting!
What do you want?
Like traveling without any running lights…
Pick up a broom and give it a whirl!
It IS whether you win or lose!
We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous and free.
After cleaning out my wheelhouse I find I’m a little lonely…
Thinking, learning, figuring things out with my pea brain…
Just between you and me, I’ve always been a little crazy during and around a full moon….
When I’m digging into the quarry of the past, I’m entering the insanity of mining my history…
I grew up in the 50s–a time when sex education had not yet been invented.
There’s a lot of ‘holding’ going on during the last three points.
My life would make a better movie than it does a life.
Possibly behind the presenting question is the thought: “You’re not one of us, are you?” I’m not sure why we react to ‘foreigners’ this way, but it’s human nature to try to align the ‘us’ from the ‘them’. We separate out the locals from the others like sorting through the box of puzzle pieces for the border.
So what do we do if we can’t trust our thinking?
I’m a Fighter from a long line of Fighters. I don’t know what happens to you when you’re angry…
I was not. I’m still learning. At one time I thought I had the perfect life but it was built upon the proverbial shifting sand of illusions about myself. The […]
Now that we have the first column naming people, institutions and principles we can move on to the second column. (Refer to the Not Scary Resentments Worksheet of Step 4 in […]
Do you have an inexplicable feeling of pending doom? Do you feel deep down lonely…
Take a good look at anything that riles you. What are your pet peeves?
Everything was dirty, broken, piled up and rusty. I kept gagging…
I have the clearest memory of childhood discussions and a collection of bunkhouse adventures with God. This skinless friend was more real …
Step 3 is not the action of turning our will and lives over, it’s deciding to do so. Let’s get specific. Which decision making elements do you usually use?
During early sobriety it seemed that all the characters around the table except me had a secret password that allowed them to log into a new life of peace and serenity. I’d never seen anything like these hooligans.
Do I miss drinking? Sometimes. I miss it to the extent that I’m still insane. I was not created for self-destruction but alcohol is a one way ticket to that insanity. It waits.
The question I should have asked when I dropped into AA was, Is there a difference between step 3 and salvation for a Christian?
This is my prayer corner. The colored pencils are from Iowa. I bought them at an art supply store when I started coloring during prayer. Bear with me. I can explain…maybe.