Mental & Emotional

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 […]
February 6, 2019

Tolerance, a Kinder Approach

Bill S, member of the Shaker Group, got sober in 1946. He knew Dr. Bob and wife Anne. Bill was fond of saying, “If we wanted […]
October 5, 2018

Sobriety Is a Gift

For many years in sobriety, I have heard people voice the same lament: that after a good period of sobriety, they drank again, and now are […]
August 30, 2018

Freedom In Sobriety

The topic of freedom often comes up at A.A. meetings and for this alcoholic; peace of mind has been my goal from the very beginning. Our […]
May 23, 2018

My Ego Can Whip Your Ego

Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide I haven’t had too many problems with places or things. My problems have always been with the people in those […]
April 24, 2018

Alcoholism in the Simplest Terms

Many of us, in Alcoholics Anonymous, have lost our families, our jobs, our friends, and even our health before we were desperate enough to deal with […]
March 28, 2018

Survival of a Sapling

We hear so much about emotional sobriety in AA meetings, and I often wonder if the average member really understands where this all fits in. Most […]
November 3, 2017

How Do I Stay Sober?

In the A.A. pamphlet “A Newcomer Asks” it says: In our experience, the people who recover in A.A. are those who: stay away from the first […]