Prayer IS An Action. But – – – Wait A Minute!

I see a lot of folks offering things like: “Pray about it.” Or “Connect with your higher power.” Or “Have you asked God for help?” What I don’t see a lot of – and I’m talking about activity in rooms for addiction and/or recovery – is, “What have you done to try to fix this?” Or “WhatContinue reading “Prayer IS An Action. But – – – Wait A Minute!”

A Conversation …

“It wasn’t my choice to drink.” “But you did it anyway?” “Yeah.” “Well, whose choice choice was it?” “Mine. But I didn’t want to do it.” “That doesn’t seem to have anything to do with anything – does it?” “What? Not wanting to drink”” “Yes, because you went right ahead and did it anyway, didn’tContinue reading “A Conversation …”

Aw, Shit! I Took The Bait. Again.

Ever wonder why and how you manage to continually find yourself with the hook in your mouth? Ever ask yourself, “Why is it so insanely hard for me to get away from this person/situation? Why do I feel I have to react to every freaking thing this person says or does?” This person being anyoneContinue reading “Aw, Shit! I Took The Bait. Again.”

Am I Sober or Am I In Recovery?

What’s the difference? It’s BIG. Is there a difference? YES. To be sober – one needs to stop swallowing alcohol. That’s it. To be in recovery – one needs to become a non-drinker. These are two very different positions to take. The first is a change in outward behavior. Don’t pick up a drink. TheContinue reading “Am I Sober or Am I In Recovery?”

I am NOT An Alcoholic!

“I’m not slurring.” “I’m not spending all my money on alcohol.” “I can walk a straight line.” “I remember what I said last night. I just don’t want to rehash it.” “I’m not lying. Believe what you want.“ “Everyone needs to relax. I’m not drinking too much.” “My marriage/relationship has always been miserable.” “Of courseContinue reading “I am NOT An Alcoholic!”

Why Do We Feel Badly

When we know we’ve done the right thing? Okay, this doesn’t always happen – just occasionally. There are plenty of times when I do the right thing, and I feel fantastic and groovy in every way about it. Those feelings arise nearly all of the time, but not yesterday and not this morning. Yesterday IContinue reading “Why Do We Feel Badly”