2nd Month, 2nd Step – Always Moving Forward

In Father Martin’s ageless Step 2 video on YouTube, the late and much-respected recovered alcoholic priest points out that the word sobriety is not mentioned in any of the 12 Steps. What is shared in Step 2 is the word “Sanity.”   To understand the process of...

Sure, I’ve Made Mistakes …

. . . but after each 12-Step meeting, mentoring session, and confidential conversation I discovered personal growth was possible because of the Steps I took. First, I had to become willing to --- admitto believemake a decisionsearch withinconfess harmful behaviorbe...

Step 2 Interesting Choice of Words

Step Two does not promise a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sobriety. What the second Step says is it could restore us Sanity! Step 2 is when we finally come to our senses and admit we can’t do this recovery walk on our own. We need help. Ever notice...

Closing out 2021 National Codependency Awareness Month with Gratitude and a Plan!

A-w-a-r-e-n-e-s-s Plan for Codependents Action I must take to keep my self-respect. Wisdom to know when things are out of my control. Alert myself to the role I play in the family drama. Remind myself to think, not react to the addict’s behaviors. Envision how I...

2nd Month, 2nd Step – Always Moving Forward

In Father Martin’s ageless Step 2 video on YouTube, the late and much-respected recovered alcoholic priest points out that the word sobriety is not mentioned in any of the 12 Steps. What is shared in Step 2 is the word “Sanity.”   To understand the process of...

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Sure, I’ve Made Mistakes …

. . . but after each 12-Step meeting, mentoring session, and confidential conversation I discovered personal growth was possible because of the Steps I took. First, I had to become willing to --- admitto believemake a decisionsearch withinconfess harmful behaviorbe...

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Step 2 Interesting Choice of Words

Step Two does not promise a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sobriety. What the second Step says is it could restore us Sanity! Step 2 is when we finally come to our senses and admit we can’t do this recovery walk on our own. We need help. Ever notice...

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In Love or in Need – Do You Know the Difference?

How needy are you? It all depends on how badly you want to fix, control, and enable the love of your life. For some, a significant other with severe neediness issues is a relationship breaker. For others, the needier the person - the bigger the challenge is to roll up...

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Following the Steps to Recovery of the Soul

We admitted we were powerless over alcohol—that our lives had become unmanageable. “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” MLK, JR.Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity. “We must accept...

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Detach not Abandon

A familiar slogan in Al-Anon is, "Detach with love." "Easier said than done," is another oft used motto. Or, maybe you've tried to practice, "Tough Love." Whatever your recovery rallying cry, the purpose of codependent 12-Step groups is to focus on our own...

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Word of the Week – Enabler

I’ve tried to be helpful. Now all is can say is, count me out! Enough is enough. I can’t do it. I can’t stay. He’s not the same as he was weeks, months, years ago. Wait, maybe I should give him another chance. I believe he has learned from this. He’ll be much more...

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12 Steps to a Hope-filled Holiday

Step 12. Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to others, and to practice these principles in all our affairs. Sometimes holidays find us taking steps backward. It’s times like these we can count on our Higher...

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