Podcast

My Husband – 376

A listener sent me a deeply moving and personal share about her life with her husband. She recorded the share shortly before attending his memorial service, after his death from the disease of alcoholism. She tells us of how he hid his drinking from her, and how it was not until he was nearly dead…

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Feeling new in recovery – 375

I recently received an email from a person who is in early recovery. He is struggling with getting really into the program, and listed these issues he has.  Almost everybody member of my home group has years of recovery on me. It seems that everybody has taken the steps at least one time, and I…

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My Recovery is not Conditional on Yours – 374

Is your recovery dependent on someone else’s? How does this hurt? Ester’s partner decided to stop attending AA. How did she react? How did she use this to strengthen her own recovery? She paused (and let her HP in). She let him speak and did not say anything that would harm. The next challenge: he…

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Gratitude 2021 – 373

In November, I asked the members of the email list, “what are you grateful for today?” These are your responses. I had hoped to get them out shortly after the US Thanksgiving holiday, but as life happened, that didn’t happen. Maybe this is a reminder that we can practice gratitude every day. I said this…

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Embracing Risk – 372

How do you embrace risk in your life today? How has this changed in recovery? Why can risk-taking be healthy? Spencer and SA explore these questions and others. “A ship in the harbor is safe—but that’s not what ships are for.” John A. Shedd Social psychology research tells us that at the end of their…

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