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Pain is a great place to start!

Step one of the 12 steps of AA states, “We admitted that we were powerless over our problems- that our lives had become unmanageable.”

Every journey has to start somewhere.  1,147 more words


Dear Baristas, One and All,

Thank you all for your persistence and endurance through all your struggles: personal, physical, emotional.

I too have had my own struggles and though largely wish to remain in a private place to deal with them, I do want to find a quiet corner in the cafe to feel the presence of the community that seems to be patiently waiting for me to return, in spite of my feeling unworthy of their friendship and love. 385 more words

S Francis/SailorPoet

Step One: Getting out of my own way (Journal Entry)

Is there a wrong way to heal? When I say it like that it doesn’t feel so bad. People keep telling me not to isolate, talk to someone, go to a meeting. 239 more words


Step One

I recently broke down and committed myself to working the step in NA, taking the program seriously and most importantly taking my recovery seriously. So I got myself a sponsor – who happens to be be wonderful, really supportive, has great taste in music, also has bi polar and seems to be a great fit (fingers crossed)- and picked up a copy of both the book It Works: How and Why as well as the Narcotics Anonymous Step Working Guides book. 614 more words

The Depths of Loneliness ...

Only those people who have serious long sober time, realize the depths of just how lonely we were. That takes A LOT of time, in sobriety.

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All About Me

Daily Prompt: Deny - The First of the Twelve Steps

Daily Prompt: Deny – The First of the Twelve Steps

Step 1: We admitted we were powerless over our addictions and compulsive behaviors, that our lives had become unmanageable. 213 more words

Sharing God's Story

Recovery Is Not Linear

I said to myself I’d update this often. As usual, that didn’t happen. This is more of a therapy for me as opposed to anything for anyone else, so I won’t be hard on myself. 387 more words