In Recovery? Great! Then Never Stop Caring for Yourself … Because God cares for you.

The following link for the current issue of the Life Recovery Newsletter, asks three meaningful questions. Do you have a sponsor? 2. Are you vigilant and aware of the triggers that can lead away from the Steps of Wholeness? 3. Do you know when to HALT? As we say in...

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Believing – One Step at a Time

Step 1. "I can't." Although it is not an easy journey, with our Higher Power --- I believe we can. I believe recovery is possible. I believe, together, we are strong. I believe we are loved. And I believe we are enough. We are worth the effort - if we believe! Come -...

Know Yourself – Journal your Truths

May is Mental Health Awareness Month and in this second short video, you'll uncover tips on how journaling can help you work through the stress of life. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLAYHL76nk4&list=PL5pFk4m3uQx7pIuWoyo-1XMnKa_JfiOZP&index=9&t=45s Then...

Marching Onward the Power of Step 3

We made a decision to turn our wills and our lives over to the care of God.  Each one of us comes to God with a past. In turning our lives over to him, we give him our entire selves, including our past losses and shame. We hand over to him every moment of disgrace,...

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Finding Strength in Step 3

Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. R U ready to flex your spiritual muscles and seek the God of your understanding? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaExbTPGwGs&t=9s IF you have faith in God and don’t...

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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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