We Will Overcome

We can choose to live with fear in the shadow of the ascending Coronavirus curve, or we can choose to flatten the curse by taking steps to stay physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. Likewise, when we espouse the spiritual comfort of the 12-Steps, our inner...

Step 3 – Make the Right Decision!

Its not easy to admit, but the only control we have over COVID-19 is to stay home and stay healthy. Don't believe me? Listen to the stark warning Surgeon General, Jerome Adams sounded this morning. "We really need to come together as a nation" to fight the COVID-19...

Do you know the One who Leads?

Originally, I had planned to start this blog with, “In these uncertain times . . . ,” but every day I awake is a day filled with uncertainty. Those who know me know I'm a meticulous planner. That's the controlling codependent part of my co-addiction. I am, however,...

Coronavirus – Finding the Hope and Helper in Step One

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LGHtc_D328 1. We admitted that we were powerless over our problems and that our lives had become unmanageable. From the 12 Steps of Life...

What’s Not to Like?

Happy Friday everyone. Join me in welcoming day 10 of National Codependency Awareness Month. Like me, I pray you are learning something new and special, about yourself each day. Whenever I have a positive “Aha” moment of self-discovery, I think of the upbeat tune from...

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Spiritual Principles of Step 1, 2, and 3

Today, the third day of 2020 is an opportune time to share the principles embedded in the first three steps of the 12-Step Program. Step 1. We admitted we were powerless over our problems—that our lives had become unmanageable. THE SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLE of Step 1 calls...

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Experience, Strength, Hope

At a recent Life Recovery 12-Step Faith-Based meeting, we shared our EXPERIENCE, STRENGTH, and HOPE from Christmas’ past and yes, we even shared our anxiety about the upcoming holiday. The beautiful take-away, for me, was hearing the STRENGTH of everyone in the room....

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(3D)Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month…

If you’ve managed to stay in Step all year, then congratulate yourself for reaching the 12th month and 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...

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Still Counting Our Blessings

As we head into the Christmas season, please join me in taking steps to continue with a sense of radical gratitude! November is the 11th month and it is not too late to count on the power of the 11th Step to keep us focused on living one day at a time. Sought through...

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Veterans Day 2019

November 11, a day set apart to respect all military men and women who served to keep us free. A day to affirm their sacrifice and pray for those who suffer from PTSD and seek consolation in drugs and alcohol. According to Addictioncenter.com, "Many men and women who...

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Depressed, Addicted, Homeless

Sure, we all have our down days—our feeling kind of blue days, but when the days linger into weeks and weeks into months we may have a problem. Without professional help, many seek relief with a temporary fix called alcohol or drugs. Sadly, this not-so-quick fix can...

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Addiction is a Disease

Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness, understanding of mental, and substance use disorders, and celebrate the people who recover. The 2019 theme is Join the Voices for Recovery: Together We Are Stronger. This, the 30th Anniversary of...

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