DNA: Detach Not Abandon – Discover New Alternatives

Feel guilty for refusing to make excuses for the addict in your life? Do you feel like you've abandoned them? Feeling guilty about letting go and letting God? For me, guilt is a killer. Guilt will kill my hope. Guilt whispers in my ear, and if I allow it, guilt will...

12 Step Meeting – A Safe Place to Share

In this last weekend of National Codependent Awareness Month, would you like to share how you're feeling today? If so, a Zoom or in-person meeting may be just the place for you. It's been over 30 years since I attended my first Al-Anon meeting. No Zoom meetings then,...

Keeping the Dream Alive – One Step at a Time

Like me, do you see how each of the original 12 Steps of AA relates to the wise insights of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr? 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...

Never Give Up – Keep Practicing – Keep Spreading the Truth of 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. Keep working all the Steps, keep at it, keep believing. You will know the truth, and the truth will set you...

‘Tis the Season

If only, if only these videos would help someone take the first step this holiday season and admit . . . We are powerless over our addiction - that our lives had become unmanageable. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBAzD2EAQhU...

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Halloween: Life is Not a Masquerade-or is it?

I’m not sure when I grew to dislike this trick-or-treating holiday. After all, I do looove chocolate. Perhaps, I’m uncomfortable pretending to be something I’m not? In the past, I was good at deceiving myself by saying was “fine” when it was not! Today, I credit my...

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Come Join a New Awareness Society

Are you “aware” there are monthly, weekly, and daily holidays for just about every occasion under the sun? To stay true to my passion to advocate wellness and celebrate recovery, following are some of the notable monthly October holidays. Aids Awareness Month...

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Week 3 – National Recovery Month

My first thought was, "Shame on me," for not posting Week One and Week Two of National Recovery Month. Then I thought again. After working on myself at countless Al-Anon and Life Recovery meetings, I have learned that Toxic Shame and Blame have no place in my life or...

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National Pet Memorial Day

TODAY IS National Pet Memorial Day. Every second Sunday in September, pet owners across the country remember their beloved pets who have passed on. For many of us, pets are loved ones on scale with some of the most important people in our lives – when they often die...

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International Overdose Awareness Day

Once again, like critical clockwork, the CDC reminds us … “Thursday, August 31 marks International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD), the world’s largest annual campaign to end overdose. It’s a day to: Remember loved ones who have died from drug overdose and acknowledge...

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DSOGPO – “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”

Today is August 16, don't say you haven't been informed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cj3rIumyIS4 The 2023 impaired driving national enforcement mobilization "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" goes into effect across the country from August 16 to September 4, 2023....

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Today we Celebrate Middle Child Day

Yes, there is such a thing as, "Middle Child Day" and as a middle child, I invite everyone especially my middle-child friends to join me in checking out the information and websites below. Together let's continue to love and own the positive middle-child...

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