The Recovery Show

grief and happiness and truth – a meditation

  I’m getting questions about how I’m handling my news/illness emotionally—as though grief ought to be tidily boxed to one side or apparent always. Neither. Some think I oughtn’t make my way to each moment, glad or if I am glad I must no be accepting what I’ve been told: likely no way out of an…

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Our First Meetings – Episode 26

What it was like when we first came to Al-Anon? What do we remember about our first meeting? Did it “click” right away or did it take some time? When did we realize that the program was right for us? How did that happen? Spencer, Kelli, and Swetha, along with 7 other Al-Anon members talk…

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may you have ease – a meditation

  May you be free of danger. May you have mental happiness. May you have physical happiness. May you have ease of well-being. Buddhist Metta meditation I have often heard the suggestion to pray for a person I am angry at or who I resent, as a means of reaching forgiveness and serenity. I have tried…

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be where your feet are – a meditation

        Be where your feet are.       A friend died suddenly, a few days ago. At his memorial service, his sister said these words to us. “Be where your feet are.” She asked us to put our feet on the ground, and to just breathe for a moment or two….

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Sponsorship – Episode 25

At my Home group meeting, we say “in this program, we encourage sponsorship.” What does that mean? What is a sponsor? Why would you want one? How can a sponsor help you? How do you get a sponsor? What is it like to be a sponsor? How does being a sponsor help your program? Spencer,…

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