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A final reflection

What a year! It has been both easy and hard to write a weekly post over the past year to celebrate my 25 years of sobriety. In early posts, there was so much to write about and so much to … Continue reading

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The home stretch – my 2nd-last post

One of the rewarding results of writing this gratitude blog has been the conversations with people who are curious about A.A.. Some have questions about the program itself, others want to talk about why they don’t like A.A., and others … Continue reading

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It’s May again …

What a wonderful time of year! The smells of spring surround me, and I am greeted by birdsong each morning. Even if you live in an urban jungle, I hope that the change of season brings you renewed energy and … Continue reading

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Principles before personalities

In working on my blog, I’ve recently been thinking about the 12 Traditions of A.A.. Like the 12 Steps, these Traditions are read out at the start of every A.A. meeting to help us remember how A.A. works. The 12 … Continue reading

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Step 11: Attempting to live a spiritual life

For me, Step 11 of the A.A. program is all about maintaining a a spiritual life. The step reads: “Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of … Continue reading

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Do whatever helps

Last week I mentioned that I rarely go to A.A. meetings these days. When I first sobered up, I went to meetings regularly. Some people have found going to 90 A.A. meetings in 90 days a great way to get … Continue reading

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Breathe, just breathe

Some people have asked me if I can drink again after 25 years of sobriety. I really believe I can’t because my addictions are still present in my life. I have days when some of my old negative thinking is … Continue reading

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