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I Am a Grateful Recovering Alcoholic--GAH!

When I started attending AA meetings, some people would introduce themselves as “grateful recovering alcoholics.”

I thought they were crazy.

It was hard for me to be grateful early in sobriety. 509 more words


Addiction to Pain

The day after my last session with my osteopath, my back felt better and I was pleased at how good I felt.  I started doing my yoga routine as I do every morning, and I evidently stretched a bit too much because the familiar burning started again. 997 more words

Chronic Pain

Is this thing on???

I’m alive & sober. Thank God, right??? I was just sitting here saying to myself, I need to update my blog as I do so often and I finally found a second to do it. 379 more words


Step 11 - Patient Waiting


Step Eleven – “We sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.” 223 more words

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On Monday I was glad not to be waking up in Paris, but I wasn’t especially glad to be waking up in Nice. The apartment where I was staying still had an interminable problem with flies, and it was getting me down. 1,199 more words



“… follow your own inner guidance…” – Until Today

This morning at Starbucks, while doing my daily life-loving rituals, I came across this phrase and was struck by the idea that these days my higher power, aka God, is my inner guidance. 60 more words


Richard Rohr on 12-Step Spirituality

I’ve been following Rohr’s work on 12-step spirituality and was also inspired by Dallas Willard’s high praise of spiritual transformation via 12-step groups.  Why is it intriguing to me?   673 more words