As we focus on A.A. and step one for this month, we decided to approach the traditions of A.A. as well. Focusing on Tradition One of A.A. It reads; “Our common welfare should come first; personal recovery depends upon A.A. unity.” See the website show notes for more information.
Ellen approaches powerlessness over people with the help of her “handy-dandy” bible. Ellen also quotes bible scriptures on powerlessness found on 12step.org. Relating her experiences from the past, Ellen also helps us all to remember/recall and value the acronym H.A.L.T.
Steve, Carl, and Ellen talk about the mental obsession as it relates to alcohol, other addictive substances, and behaviors. Focused on the topics surrounding step one from the twelve steps, we explore each other’s obsessions and the compulsions that surround them.
Steve takes a dark turn in this “tale of the tape” from some of Steve’s past experiences in A.A. It’s not pretty, but it summarizes a lot of people’s stories and experiences with alcohol, addiction, and the realities we face. Hope you are all having a better week than good ol’ Nick!
Ellen, Carl, and Steve hit the ground running in this new year and attempt to cover the 12 steps! They read Twitter responses and also take a shot at writing their own version of “Step One”. We also poke fun at each other as usual, but Carl’s still a little hurt this morning. It’s okay. No really. it’s okay. Sniff sniff.
Carl covers the upcoming topics for soberpod (the 12 steps) and reads Russell Brand’s version the 12 steps from Russell Brand’s book ‘Recovery’ - So please check in throughout the year and please subscribe and follow us on Twitter! Hit up that list! #SoberSupport #SoberNYE #SoberNYD
Our 50th EPISODE! Steve and Carl cover the topic of New Year’s Resolutions and not drinking. With focus on functional alcoholism and moderation we cover two articles. One that discusses cutting back on drinking and another that discusses solutions for low-level interventions. See show notes for more information.
Ellen covers the topic of money and the spirit of spending, tithing, and the spirit of giving. Covering scriptures from a Christian-centric point of view, Ellen shares her experiences with money, sharing, and giving.
Getting out of our heads is not easy. We often get stuck in our heads and even lose track of time in the process. Thoughts often return to SELF and we end up in SELF-pitty and also SELF-centeredness. And! Our gift to you is our rendition of the 12 days of rehab! Stay active. Stay sober.
Steve decides to take a step back in his minisode and examine his ability to take things too seriously. Steve talks about being able to take the pressure off himself and learn to give himself a break! We hope you’re all having a merry #SELFMAS!
Carl talks about his experience with the Headspace App and relays an article that helped him to better understand how meditation can improve your self-esteem. Making note of his experience, he shares his own experience and recent misadventures. We hope you enjoy it!
Having self-esteem (in and out of recovery) is the topic of this week’s episode! Taking cues from responses on twitter as well as the article “Rebuilding Your Self-Esteem with an Addiction”. We hope you are a having a merry #spiritoftaking in this season of #selfmas ! Stay active. Stay sober.
Ellen talks about selfishness vs unselfishness in the Bible as it relates to her recovery for her minisode for #spiritoftaking ! Maybe you don’t want to listen to Ellen quote scriptures, well, you heathen! You should!
Steve closes this month out with his Minisode “I'll show you, I'll get me!” and his desire to isolate when drinking and using. Steve talks about taking his toys and going home with a lot of arrogance, ego, and a heaping dash of resentment!
Steve and Ellen comment on petty resentments from Twitter and Facebook as well as addressing some of their own resentments. And Steve attacks and verbally abuses everyone! Including Blue the Cat! Seriously Steve! The cat? Stay active. Stay sober.
Carl calls Buddy C. to talk about resentments, podcasts, and The Tao for his minisode this week! Buddy C. is very active in online recovery and runs the email list for Transitions Daily (dailyaaemails.com) and also produces “Tao of Our understanding Recovery Podcast” (http://taorecovery.libsyn.com) among other things. We hope you enjoy this episode and for our U.S. listeners, we hope you have a happy Thanksgiving!
Steve, Ellen, and Carl respond to another round of resentments on Twitter this month for #resentmonth! Addressing the question of “Which stigmas about addiction/recovery do you resent most or have personally encountered?” Stay active. Stay sober.
Michael (our guest), Steve, Ellen, and Carl jump right into it and share their current resentments and what they are trying to do to work through them. Carl shares about his family. Steve shares about getting kicked in the family jewels. Michael shares about his ex. Ellen shares about her struggles with work! A well rounded ball of life and anger! Join us, won’t you? Stay active. Stay sober.