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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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Reflecting on writing about Step 5

While I was writing my blog post last week, I was amazed to see how much reflecting on the fifth step affected me. As I was writing, I was sweating, my hands were shaking, my heart was beating fast and, … Continue reading

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Step 5: Telling Someone All About My Past

Step 5 of the A.A. program is: “Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.“ This is a big one for a lot of people, and I was no exception. It took … Continue reading

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Couldn’t keep all my friends

Last week I posted about how some friends helped me handle those hard first times without booze or drugs.  Someone commented that I was lucky to have friends who were with me through some of those firsts. I know I … Continue reading

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Step 2 of the A.A. Program

This is the start of the second month of my gratitude blog, so I am going to reflect on the second step of the A.A. program: “2: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to … Continue reading

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