Fear is like a bondage created by self.
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…
What are my reactions to drama and to pain? This work can tell you what to change…
Looking for the reason you have issues? This may be just what you’re looking for…
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.
Looking for the difference between selfish and self-seeking? Read this…
Who knew? Not me, not before doing Step 4.
We asked God to mold our ideals and help us to live up to them.
Take a deep breath and let’s git’r done!
Fear feeds on dishonesty.
Some of us once had great self-confidence, but it didn’t fully solve the fear problem, or any other.
I never knew anyone who was so afraid of everything!”
I grew up in the 50s–a time when sex education had not yet been invented.
I spent a lot of time with my grandparents absorbing survival skills: some good, some bad.
Putting out of our minds the wrongs other had done, we resolutely looked for our own mistakes.
Ya but… (wheeze) the other guy is the problem! You’re just the victim, here.
So, what’s wrong with being a Tattletale?
I’m a Fighter from a long line of Fighters. I don’t know what happens to you when you’re angry…
I was not. I’m still learning. At one time I thought I had the perfect life but it was built upon the proverbial shifting sand of illusions about myself. The […]
Now that we have the first column naming people, institutions and principles we can move on to the second column. (Refer to the Not Scary Resentments Worksheet of Step 4 in […]
Do you have an inexplicable feeling of pending doom? Do you feel deep down lonely…
Take a good look at anything that riles you. What are your pet peeves?
Everything was dirty, broken, piled up and rusty. I kept gagging…
as soon as you’re ripe, you rot! There’s a lot of ripe ones out there…
Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. That’s Step 4, perhaps the scariest few words Bill W strung together in this 12 Step program. It seems to me […]
The truth will set you free, to the extent that you recognize it and cooperate with it.
Mary Johnson befriended the man who murdered her only son and then invited him to come live next door
The above picture is from a recent trip to Scotland. The gate makes me think of how my old thinking has kept me imprisoned. I took this picture during a […]
So when AA suggests a fearless moral inventory, it must seem to every newcomer that more is being asked of him than he can do. Both his pride and his […]
What I wanted from the ranch was a secure environment where trouble, when it came, could be handled.
Step 5: Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. ~ AA p 59 Whenever I think about this step I flashback […]
I was focusing on the problem, not the solution.
My Dad is lying in a hospital bed in Brainerd, MN. Just that is enough to cause concern about his survival. Small towns and hospitals—need I say more! Mom left […]
We were both barefooted in a canoe and I could see that Pike had lots of teeth.
I wanted to find some wisdom shared with me by an old Hippie with long blond hair and beard who was from Dubuque, Iowa.