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...

The 12-Steps – A Character-Building Program

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. If we broke it down, we'd see there are three parts to Step Twelve: Acknowledge our spiritual...

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Give it Away!

Celebrating the 12th month, and the growth we share by working the 12th Step. 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. Make sure you don’t take...

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Grateful Throw Back Thursday

by Diane Jellen | Nov 24, 2016 | Uncategorized | And November 26, 2020. It was the day before Thanksgiving and as usual, I was in a hurry. Instead of wandering up and down the endless aisles of my local Home Depot, I stopped, looked at the badge of one of the clerks...

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Step 10-Keep on Keeping On!

Step 10. Continue to take personal inventory and when I'm wrong promptly admit it. It's the 10th month of the year, and as I review the 10th Step, I'd like to ask. How are you "keeping on" with your personal inventory list? Today, I am not going to rob someone of...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

COVID-19 isolation and addiction all add to domestic violence. I pray you read the following link and let it be your guide to a healthier life. Value yourself by taking the first step and admit your life is more than "unmanageable" - -- living this way can be deadly....

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National Recovery Week Four – Step Four

Step 4. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves! Step 4 means just that! It's up to me to take a careful personal inventory of my own character assets, and not anyone else. No more hiding, no more shame, no more blame just an honest evaluation of my...

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National Recovery Month Week Three

Week 3 - Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Step 1, the Step of Honesty Step 2, the Step of Hope Step 3, the Step of Faith For many with Substance Abuse Disorder, trusting God is a giant step forward....

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