September is National Recovery Month

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH - CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS - Read on ---- September marks the 31st annual National Recovery Month. An estimate 8.9 million Americans are living with a co-occurring disorder- a substance use disorder that occurs simultaneously with a...

International Overdose Awareness Day 2021

No words, just hugs, and love to all who lost a loved one to an overdose. For those of us in 12-Step support programs, every day is Overdose Awareness Day. And the 12th Step is why we speak out with compassion. Step 12, Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of...

Ready, Willing, and Able?

If not, why Not? Eight Month – Step Eight - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Willingness is a big word - a decision - a choice - a path that can lead to a healthier relationship with self and others. Are you...

The 12 Steps – Progress not Perfection

Every breakthrough, no matter how small, can lead to a life fulfilled. So please don’t, out of old habit, slip back into being or doing what everyone else tells you. Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side (1...

September is National Recovery Month

SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH - CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS - Read on ---- September marks the 31st annual National Recovery Month. An estimate 8.9 million Americans are living with a co-occurring disorder- a substance use disorder that occurs simultaneously with a...

read more

International Overdose Awareness Day 2021

No words, just hugs, and love to all who lost a loved one to an overdose. For those of us in 12-Step support programs, every day is Overdose Awareness Day. And the 12th Step is why we speak out with compassion. Step 12, Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of...

read more

Ready, Willing, and Able?

If not, why Not? Eight Month – Step Eight - Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all. Willingness is a big word - a decision - a choice - a path that can lead to a healthier relationship with self and others. Are you...

read more

The 12 Steps – Progress not Perfection

Every breakthrough, no matter how small, can lead to a life fulfilled. So please don’t, out of old habit, slip back into being or doing what everyone else tells you. Friends, stay where you were called to be. God is there. Hold the high ground with him at your side (1...

read more

The Spiritual Principles of the 12-Steps

Notice I didn't say religious principles, I said Spiritual Principles. The Spiritual Prinicples highlight our awareness of fairness, the Golden Rule, the foundational truths of who we are, and they are all embedded in the original 12 Steps of AA. What a wise and...

read more

STEPPING UP TO STEP 7

The Spiritual Principles of the 12 Steps of AA explains why Humility is the Spiritual virtue of Step 7. Step 7. Humility: Not proud or haughty; not arrogant or assertive; a clear and concise understanding of what we are, followed by a sincere desire to become what we...

read more

Step 12 – Calls us to Give to Others

And since today is National Give Something Away Day, how will You chose to serve today? Step 12.  Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Are you...

read more

Free to be me -Thanks to 12-Step Programs

We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness. We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. We will comprehend the word serenity and we will know peace. No matter how far down the scale we have gone, we will see how our experience can benefit...

read more

How Are You Doing Today?

Rushing ahead of yourself? Projecting too far into the future? Visualizing scenes of despair? My prayer is we can pull together and enjoy today. Just for Today. Today is all we're promised. If we have cause to grieve, let's grieve together. If we have reason to...

read more

Archives

Purchase My Book

Purchase Diane's book, My Resurrected Heart, on Amazon