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Mason Jar, 2015

I love keeping a Mason jar on a table on the edge of our family room; located at the hub of all the house’s traffic. It isn’t at all fancy. 56 more words

The Gift of Bill

I attended my home group tonight – like most Wednesday nights. Tonight we were on Step 11 and had a great lead and some great follow-up call ups to make for a great meeting. 923 more words


Doctors Opinion On The 12 Steps Get's Totally Destroyed..... The 12 steps DO Work

Last week, Radio Boston featured an interview with Dr. Lance Dodes, author of “The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry.” Here, two Harvard Medical School professors of psychiatry respond, arguing that Dr. 1,576 more words


Still here

I apologize for neglecting this blog, I’ve been so busy it’s not even funny.

I don’t have anything profound to say. I’ve been going through a difficult time in my life. 94 more words

12 Step

What happens when a "Type A" personality enters a 12 Step Program

I admit it.  I have a “Type A” personality.  I’m also a “people pleaser”.  If that isn’t a recipe for being a basket case, what is?   574 more words

The opposite of emotional intelligence

My sponsor says I’ve been “moody.”  He’s right.

I asked J on Friday if we could talk after Saturday’s meeting and when he didn’t come out of the meeting hall for 15 minutes I drove away.  536 more words


johnnyschneidder reblogged this on Grace Houses Sober Living and commented:

What a thoughtful post. It's wonderful to share our self-doubt: When we do, we are able to see that we are not so different. It's okay today to be who we are and where we are- emotionally, spiritually, and otherwise. We do not pretend to be well if we aren't- because who can help us if we only show them the mask of ourselves. How can we see that we are just like everyone else, if we only show the surface of ourselves. Today- I pray for the willingness to let another person see my truest self- no matter how flawed and fragile I may feel.

Self Pity

Dr. Bob’s Nightmare says it all. “If you’re having any trouble…I feel sorry for you.”

What have I got to feel bad about? Not a goddamn thing. 67 more words