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HITTING ROCK BOTTOM

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      3 comments

I remember the day I hit rock bottom. It was September 27,2011 I bottomed out with excessive out of control drinking and eating. I woke up September 28,2011 and knew ... Read more

MY 12 FAVORITE SONGS OF RECOVERY

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      6 comments

I have so many songs that have helped and are helping me, but these are my TOP TWELVE: 1. Read more

SPIRITUALITY IN THE TWELVE STEPS

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      3 comments

1. HONESTY 2. HOPE ... Read more

12 STEPPING AWAY FROM OLD HABITS

Monday, April 20, 2015      4 comments

All of us who share these steps and who complete them on a never ending cycle have broken away from old patterns. We are able to break old habits and create new ones. In ... Read more

STRENGTH TRAINING BUILDS MORE THAN MUSCLES

Saturday, April 18, 2015      11 comments

I just sent this photo to my granddaugthter, Chloe, who has lived in the shadow of two very athletic brothers who are currently away at college. I remember our last conve... Read more

OBSTACLES.: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH

Thursday, April 16, 2015      5 comments

One of my favorite "dichos" ( sayings) in Spanish is: "Cuando se cierra una puerta, cien abren." which translated means....."When one door closes, one hundred otpen... Read more

A KETTLEBELL MOMENT

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      6 comments

My very first kettlebell was a wonderful introduction to this form of strength training. Yellow in color it weighted a whopping 7 #. I learned the strength training move... Read more

THE NUMBER ONE OFFENDER

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      5 comments

THE NUMBER ONE OFFENDER' Resentment is the "number one" offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it... Read more

TWELFTH STEP PRAYER

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      2 comments

"Dear God, having had a spiritual experience, I must now remember that 'faith without works is dead.' And practical experience shows that nothing will so much insure im... Read more

ELEVENTH STEP PRAYER

Monday, April 13, 2015      4 comments

A PRAYER ON AWAKENING "God, please direct my thinking and keep my thoughts divorced from self-pity, dishonest or sel... Read more

TWELVE STEPS FOR WEIGHT CONTROL

Sunday, April 12, 2015      4 comments

As a recovering alcoholic, I am aware of and working the Twelve Steps for alcohol addiction. There are many types of addiction. In the process of becoming sober, I turne... Read more

TENTH STEP PRAYER

Sunday, April 12, 2015      3 comments

"My Higher Power, my daily prayer is to best serve you. I pray I may continue to grow in understanding and effectiveness; help me to watch for selfishness, dishonesty, re... Read more

NINTH STEP PRAYER

Saturday, April 11, 2015      3 comments

"God, with regard to this amend, give me the strength, courage and direction to do the right thing, no matter what the personal consequences may be. Help me not t... Read more

EIGHTH STEP PRAYER

Friday, April 10, 2015      4 comments

"God, please remove my fears and show me Your truth. Show me all the harms I have caused with my behavior and help me be willing to make amends to one and all. Help m... Read more

BAPTISM IN THE COLUMBIA RIVER (video blog)

Thursday, April 09, 2015      5 comments

I feel moved to share a special moment today. This baptism of my daughter and then expectant granddaughter happened lsat summer. As I am working steps four and five this week, I want to share this moment with you which is a clear illustration o... Read more


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