Every wonder why people go to 12 Step meetings and come home acting just like before the meeting? This might just explain that…
Fears include the things that make me anxious, the things I dread and those that I worry about…
Want help with the 4th Step? Baby steps are easy with this 5 column Not Scary Worksheet…
Looking for help with that Step 4 of recovery? Look no further! This is simple…
We bury our resentments.
Start by listing the people you have resentments against.
Using this method, complete your 4th in just 7 days.
As we go through the day we pause when agitated or doubtful, and ask for the right thought or action. Pause. Oh, no. Remember I’m a sprinter? Pauses break my […]
Who knew? Not me, not before doing Step 4.
It’s so tricky to diagnose that I had friends telling me I couldn’t be alcoholic, even though I knew I was.
When I first quit drinking, I had a friend in AA that would wish ‘pitiful and incomprehensible demoralization’ on his drinking buddies.
Some people just naturally know what their NRT is. Do you?
This is true. There was a woman who found out from her mom that she’d been disinherited and the topic was skirted over like it shouldn’t be any big […]
My life lesson plan was handed to me with my bed tray at the age of 23!
I don’t understand the intricate workings of denial, but I’m at the same time, well-acquainted with it.
Here’s the confession: When I’m doing well, it’s not really me doing it. It’s the power within.
I never knew anyone who was so afraid of everything!”
A guide, a mentor, a friend, a BB Nazi… so many choices!
What do you say to your Facebook friend who plasters negative political drama all over your timeline?
NRT became a habit
Hit it hard! Column 5 of the 4th Step worksheet
Second column instructions for doing the Step 4 Inventory
Column one on the 4th Step inventory is like digging in a graveyard. This is an easy way to gitr done
I’ll just say we come from a questionable line of vigilantes and hillbillies.
What do you say to the one who’s angry, bitter, and
What do you say to the complainer in the group
What to say to that person who thinks you should just ‘try harder
How do you define ‘unmanageable’?
The 12 Steps are for all of us
She said, “Heidi, I don’t know why anyone calls you when they’re having problems.”
What is implied by the ‘help me’?
What do you want?
Sick of the sprees (alcohol, drugs, food, sex, spending, gambling, etc) and wanting something other than defeating obsessions and thoughts of suicide…
I’m not loving you if I try to brush aside your tears
If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live…
There are many ways to lose yourself, many different paths promising a sense of euphoria, comfort or peace. They’re usually some form of spree…
A five-year-old’s birthday party set me on the path of spiritual destruction…
You don’t have to be an addict or even know one to take the 12 Steps
Like traveling without any running lights…
‘taking thoughts captive’ was my goal but achieving it eluded me …
I’ve got several phrases that help me.
Knowing my brain acts like a Mockingbird, I have cut down on what I pay attention to.
… a typical Saturday with Loony Toons, the two of us in our footie pajamas eating breakfast as we sat so close we were in the action.
In fact, my lack of emotional sobriety happened long before the first taste of alcohol.
If this had been an actual emergency…
Nearly any day contains prime resentment opportunities.
We are sure God wants us to be happy, joyous and free.
A month into Al-Anon I find that I am losing my job.
December 31, 2012 Dear Me, I probably know less about you than some people and more than the casual observer, but I do know a few things: You love to […]