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Building community

Very kind blogger nsg2 sweetly nominated me for the Liebster Blog Award last week. Check out their deeply honest blogging about life and sobriety and spirituality: http://recoverspiritually.com/. Thanks nsg2! As nsg2 posted, “the Liebster Blog Award is not really an … Continue reading

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Making amends

Step 9 of A.A. says: “Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.” This is a logical next step after “making the list of all people I had harmed” in … Continue reading

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A whole lot of surrendering going on …

It’s been a while since I reflected on the 12 steps of the A.A. program. The next, Step 8, says: “Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.” For me, … Continue reading

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‘Tis the season …

As we approach the holiday season of Solstice, Christmas, Passover and Kwanzaa, many of us feel sad. That has definitely been true for me. What has often made me feel sad is loss: loss of people who had passed on, … Continue reading

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Step 7: It’s All About Letting Go

The 7th step of the A.A. program is: “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” “Humbly asked” – that might sound simple. But to be truly humble, I had to let go of pride. My drinking and drugging was in … Continue reading

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This blog, too, is part of the journey

When I told a friend that I was thinking about writing a gratitude blog as I was coming up to 25 years of sobriety, she said it would give me a lot to think about. She was so right! Reflecting … Continue reading

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Learning to love myself

No doubt about it, one of the big reasons I drank was because I did not believe I deserved to be loved, to be happy. My experiences as a child and young adult were hard. Yes, we had enough to … Continue reading

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