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Discussion about recovery from alcohol and drug addiction through the use of the 12 Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous.

Discussion about recovery from alcohol and drug addiction through the use of the 12 Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous.
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United States

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Discussion about recovery from alcohol and drug addiction through the use of the 12 Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous.

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English


Episodes

Episode #29 - "Expressing Love"

1/21/2020
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In this episode I talk about expressing love, and how doing this is directly related to recovery. I discuss my best friend's suicide, how that tragedy caused me to become more expressive and open. Tomorrow is not promised. Don't you know people who would love to hear that you love them?

Duration:00:26:23

Episode #28 - "We Are Not a Glum Lot"

1/19/2020
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The Big Book says that cheerfulness and laughter are useful. In this episode I discuss this.

Duration:00:22:56

Episode #27 - "What is Spiritually Fit?"

1/15/2020
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In this episode I describe some very basic things I watch for that determine the general state of my spiritual condition. My spiritual condition, according to the Big Book, is of utmost importance, as it relates to my daily ability to remain sober.

Duration:00:25:19

Episode #26 - "More on Practicing These Principles At Home"

1/9/2020
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In this episode I talk a little more about some ways I think about practicing the A.A. principles in my home. Also...the shows that I watch? I've noticed that they have a big impact on how I think and how I behave.

Duration:00:16:53

Episode #25 - "Practicing These Principles at Home"

1/2/2020
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In this episode I talk about practicing the A.A. principles at home. What does it look like? What should we strive for? Greeting fear with love. "Clocking In" when you get home!

Duration:00:31:46

Episode #24 - "Practicing These Principles in the Workplace"

12/8/2019
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In this episode I discuss my experience with practicing the A.A. principles in the workplace. I share stories, old and new, and describe my varying states of mind throughout different stages of sobriety.

Duration:00:22:58

Episode #23 - "My Guest is Dave - Part 2/Step Two"

12/4/2019
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In this episode, my good friend Dave joins me yet again, and we mostly talk about Step Two. Recorded the day after Thanksgiving, we touch on that subject as well.

Duration:00:30:07

Episode #22 - "How Can I Make It a Happier Thanksgiving for Those Around Me?"

11/27/2019
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How can I make it a happier Thanksgiving for the people around me? An attitude of, "What can I add to this occasion?" helps eliminate anxiety. What would a person who knows their life has been saved act like today?

Duration:00:26:36

Episode #21 - "Step One"

11/23/2019
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In this episode, I discuss my own understanding of, and experience with, Step One. The simplicity of how this step was explained to me likely saved my life, as I needed this to be very uncomplicated.

Duration:00:30:59

Episode #20 - "Restored to Sanity"

11/12/2019
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I hope this offers hope to anyone struggling with the obsession. In this episode, I read from pages 84-85 in the Big Book, where it describes being restored to sanity (this relates to the first drink). It is my favorite thing in the book, as it is all I ever wanted, and is my experience on this day.

Duration:00:32:31

Episode #19 - "Resentments, Part Two"

11/6/2019
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In this episode I talk more about resentments, my understanding as to the difference between resentment and getting angry. I further discuss my own understanding of the Step Four process, concerning resentments.

Duration:00:27:21

Episode #18 - "Resentments, Part One"

11/5/2019
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In this episode, I discuss resentments, what the "Big Book" says about them ("they destroy more alcoholics than anything else"; "these resentments must be mastered", e.g.).

Duration:00:23:10

Episode #17 - "The Story of my First Sober Holiday/Happy Halloween"

10/31/2019
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On this episode, I describe the events of my first sober holiday (Halloween, 1989). These events were profound for me, as I began to learn that my experience in sobriety was going to be. ultimately, up to me. I discuss the idea of assigning new meaning to things.

Duration:00:19:57

Episode #16 - "Health Scare; A.A. is an All Terrain Vehicle"

10/24/2019
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Two weeks before I recorded this episode, I suffered from a stroke. Gratefully, it was minor, and I am expected to make a full recovery. In this episode, I check in with all of you, and talk a little bit about the last two weeks of my life.

Duration:00:22:27

Episode #15 - "Step Three"

10/6/2019
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In this episode, I read Step Three from the "Big Book." I discuss, as I go, my own understanding of it. When this particular understanding was first passed onto me, it greatly improved the quality of my sobriety and the experience I was having with the 12 Steps, and everything else.

Duration:00:53:12

Episode #14 - "My Guest is LaDawn - Part 2"

9/30/2019
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My friend LaDawn returns for part two. In this episode, I ask her about contrary action, prayer, spiritual growth, and vulnerability. (Other topics included: "The Whole Thirty", Star Wars, and tortilla strips verses tortilla rounds.)

Duration:00:36:54

Episode #13 - "My Spiritual Experience"

9/23/2019
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In this episode I describe the powerful spiritual experience I had in 1989. Up until that moment I had been an atheist. Yet the event gave me strength I have never completely lost.

Duration:00:29:28

Episode #12 - "Does Anyone Take the Steps?"

9/22/2019
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In this episode I discuss my general experience with sponsoring people in Alcoholics Anonymous. How many people who ask me for help actually accept my help? Do we need to be called out on our B.S.? Is there still B.S.?

Duration:00:29:29

Episode #11 - "Amends"

9/14/2019
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In this episode I talk about my understanding of the point of making amends. I discuss the difference between an apology and an amends. I share stories about both giving and receiving them.

Duration:00:29:33

Episode #10 - "My Guest is LaDawn - Part 1"

9/12/2019
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A very close friend of mine shares her experience, strength, and hope. She started sponsoring other women when she had 33 days, and has remained sober for over two and a half years. She talks about, among other things, how she picked her sponsor, the 12 Steps, the amends process, keeping spiritually fit, being a stay-at-home-mom, flatulence, Taylor Swift, and Del Taco, and prayer. Not in that order.

Duration:00:44:35