Higher Power: Roots of Support

In the shadow of the Acropolis stands a tiny church built centuries ago. Anticipating the shades of comfort to come, a fragile seedling, whose roots have yet to reach deep into the sun-baked soil, is planted in front of the church.   Because of proper care, the...
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Spending Father’s Day with your Higher Power

Addictive dysfunctional behavior robs us of important things of life. With our Higher Power, however, we can and do recover. Fatherlessness. What's that? It's true. I never danced with my real daddy. We didn’t go to the movies. I don’t remember sitting down and...
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Eight-two Years Sober Strong

Today is the 82 birthday of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Truly, a cause for celebration. But it wasn't always so for two men, Bill and Dr. Bob, struggling in their disease. Guilt. Depression. Hopelessness engulfed them. Something had to change, and change it...
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Step in Step with an AA Friend

The following is an email from a friend I have not seen in over 55 years. We recently reconnected on social media and when he saw my blog page, he responded. With Joe's permission, I am re-posting his First Step experience. ---   Step One of road to Recovery,...
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Higher Power: Roots of Support

In the shadow of the Acropolis stands a tiny church built centuries ago. Anticipating the shades of comfort to come, a fragile seedling, whose roots have yet to reach deep into the sun-baked soil, is planted in front of the church.   Because of proper care, the...

read more

Spending Father’s Day with your Higher Power

Addictive dysfunctional behavior robs us of important things of life. With our Higher Power, however, we can and do recover. Fatherlessness. What's that? It's true. I never danced with my real daddy. We didn’t go to the movies. I don’t remember sitting down and...

read more

Eight-two Years Sober Strong

Today is the 82 birthday of the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Truly, a cause for celebration. But it wasn't always so for two men, Bill and Dr. Bob, struggling in their disease. Guilt. Depression. Hopelessness engulfed them. Something had to change, and change it...

read more

Step in Step with an AA Friend

The following is an email from a friend I have not seen in over 55 years. We recently reconnected on social media and when he saw my blog page, he responded. With Joe's permission, I am re-posting his First Step experience. ---   Step One of road to Recovery,...

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Are You Heading for a Crisis Disconnect?

Okay, I confess. I’m part of the Mature/Silent Generation born between 1927 and 1945—in my case much closer to 1945. Understandably, some of the younger Generation Y/Millennials and the Generation Z/Boomlets may not relate to people older than 30, but there is one...

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Denial Drowns Out the Sounds of Truth

We hear what we want to hear. Does hearing the truth make you feel uncomfortable? Why? Because the truth hurts. Just a reminder that May is Better Hearing & Speech Month and this year’s theme is "Communication: The Key to Connection." Because denial insists on...

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I Can’t Hear You or I Don’t Want to Hear You

May is Better Hearing & Speech Month. The theme for this year is, "Communication: The Key to Connection." This information interests me because at nine months of age I underwent a mastoidectomy behind my left ear. Over the years I have continued to experience...

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Healing, Trusting One Day at a Time.

Can't get to an AA meeting? Don't want to go to an NA meeting? Don't think you need a CoDA meeting? There's nothing wrong with me so why go to an Al-Anon meeting? Then this may be the time to start back at Step 1, to whatever 12 Step Program addresses to your need. We...

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