Mental & Emotional

June 28, 2021
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The Shopping Cart Mental Attitude

Correcting My Neglectful Mental Shortcomings Directionless and defeated, bankrupt in every department, and ashamed of all my many failures, I drank myself into oblivion every day […]
April 27, 2021

Accept the Things We Cannot Change

95% is OK with Me Most of the Alcoholics Anonymous meetings that I attend close with the Serenity Prayer. “God grant me the serenity to accept […]
December 22, 2020

Happiness vs Joy

The Big Book tells us that God wants us to be happy, joyous, and free (p. 133). At first reading I thought this statement was a […]
December 10, 2020

Humility in Recovery and How to Develop It

Humility, Defense Mechanisms and the Creation of the False-Self In relation to Twelve-Step philosophy, humility in recovery is considered a prized virtue and essential to the […]
December 2, 2020

Still Figuring It All Out

During these past several months many, if not most, of us have been trying to figure out how to maintain our “normal” during a pandemic. Cancellation, […]
July 27, 2020

Relapse Is Like Dancing With a Gorilla

Laughing at the Absurdity of Our Old Way of Thinking One of the things I have always enjoyed about A.A. meetings is our ability to poke […]
June 23, 2020

A Realistic Look at Resentments

Reliving the Conflicts of the Past After years of, out of control, drinking in a life of undisciplined behavior, I was circling the drain and I […]
December 19, 2019

An Education in the Art of Living

Sharing Our Experience, Strength and Hope For the newcomer, the first 164 pages of the Big Book contain the framework of how to overcome the disaster […]
October 28, 2019

Gratitude in Early Recovery

Ask yourself three questions every day The Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius famously said that our lives are what our thoughts make them. In other words, by […]
August 28, 2019

Identification Is

The Essence of Our Common Bond “My name is Rosemary P., and I am an alcoholic.” That’s a simple introduction. And powerful! It tells you who […]
June 4, 2019

Step Five Ball and Chain

Freedom and Peace of Mind I don’t think I’ve ever witnessed an alcoholic that came to Alcoholics Anonymous that loved themselves or that wasn’t riddled with […]
March 29, 2019

Willing to Believe

A famous monk admitted that although he had been a priest for many years, he suffered from a serious spiritual contradiction; he just couldn’t believe in […]