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The Serenity Prayer

December 16th, 2020|0 Comments

The Serenity Prayer - Surrender Isn't a Negotiation The Serenity Prayer God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships [...]

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November 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Perfectionism: How to Kill Your Joy in Sobriety “What you think, you become.” This famous saying is the simple version of a longer quote taken from Buddhist writings: “Whatever a monk keeps pursuing with his thinking and pondering, that becomes the inclination of his awareness.” The first version definitely fits [...]

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You Need a Job!

October 2nd, 2020|0 Comments

You Need a Job!—Returning to Work in the Early Days of Sobriety “It’s time to get a job. Now.” “Yes, but I’m really just getting myself back together. I think I might just need a little more time to… you know… collect myself. I have a lot to process.” “I [...]

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Steps 6/7–Separating the Living from the Dead

August 24th, 2020|0 Comments

Steps 6 & 7 Step 6: Were entirely ready to have god remove all these defects of character. Step 7: Humbly asked him to remove our shortcomings. Chapters 6 and 7 in The 12 and 12 have a line about how Steps 6 and 7 separate the men from the [...]

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Why Sober Living? — Real People Explain the Benefits

August 19th, 2020|0 Comments

Why Sober Living? A good question asked by many addicts, alcoholics, and their family members who are looking for help with substance abuse disorders instead of, or in addition to, traditional treatment programs. I went to rehab for alcoholism 6 times in 3 years. Every time I finished treatment, I [...]

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Acceptance Is (Not the Final) Answer

September 4th, 2019|Comments Off on Acceptance Is (Not the Final) Answer

Acceptance. 12-Step communities use that term like coconut oil. We casually spread it around everywhere, use it for everything, push it on everyone, and claim that it’s the balm for all of life’s burns, blisters, and bruises. We recommend it to others with the enthusiasm of a health nut as [...]

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