Jesus and the Jellinek Curve: Following the Risen Son to the Upside of Life

It was a roller coaster kind of week. Following Jesus’ footsteps from Palm Sunday to Resurrection Sunday would have had me feeling dizzy. Just think of all the up and down, down and up curves packed into seven days. Those familiar with the Holy Week narrative know...
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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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Let’s Focus on H.O.P.E. Hold on Pain Ends

Today's repost was written by my friend, D. J. Burr. D. J. is a ‎psychotherapist, specializing in treating codependence and sex and love addiction, as well as other process addictions. D.J. is also an advocate for 12-Step recovery. H.O.P.E. Hold on, Pain Ends. I have...
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Afraid to Take the 1st Step-You’ve Been Warned

Palm Beach County, Florida, home to millionaires living in waterfront mansions and those living one day at a time in sober homes. Some of the endless benefits all residents can enjoy are the spectacular sunrise and sunsets, and miles of white sandy beaches. The county...
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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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Let’s Focus on H.O.P.E. Hold on Pain Ends

Today's repost was written by my friend, D. J. Burr. D. J. is a ‎psychotherapist, specializing in treating codependence and sex and love addiction, as well as other process addictions. D.J. is also an advocate for 12-Step recovery. H.O.P.E. Hold on, Pain Ends. I have...

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Afraid to Take the 1st Step-You’ve Been Warned

Palm Beach County, Florida, home to millionaires living in waterfront mansions and those living one day at a time in sober homes. Some of the endless benefits all residents can enjoy are the spectacular sunrise and sunsets, and miles of white sandy beaches. The county...

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Friday Feelings from A-Z

Before Al-Anon, TGIF meant it was time to put on the party clothes and hit the local taproom with my spouse. Funny thing, I used to look forward to the weekends until they became unmanageable. It was then I realized I had my own problem to deal with. The self-delusion...

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May the luck of the Irish be with you! Or Not.

Sweet Uncle Mickey McAndrew was it your sensitivity that left me with a tender spot in my heart for the Irish? Or it could have been the nonjudgmental spirit of my mother-in-law, whose maiden name just happened to be O’Brien. Add to the mix a son-in-law who was proud...

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Co-Addiction: How Did it Come to This?

Do you find yourself asking the question, how did I get here? If, like me, you thought you had all the answers to help a loved one face their shortcomings is one of the ways you got there. When we bring ourselves down trying to lift someone up, is the classical...

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Repeating the 12 Steps

Repetition is a critical component of recovery. As we close out Black History Month, I am reposting the insights of Martin Luther King, Jr. (in blue print) and the correlation his wisdom has with the 12 Steps. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives...

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Following Footsteps to Hope

What holds us back from believing in ourselves? Is it fear of failure, or are we afraid success would challenge us to do more—to be more? With no thought of failure, fearless waves rush in and embrace the shore. In a swish, the sandy sea continues out to an endless...

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