A Recovery Coach Answers Critical Questions

We see so much about addiction in the media and on TV, but many people have a lot of questions about sobriety, what it means and how it will change their lives. Here some answers anyone ready for a change needs to know. What Is The Point of Sobriety? Survival. It is a medical fact [...]

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Finding Inspiration In Recovery

By Kristin Reinink Admissions Counselor Sanfordhousegr.com I remember sitting through my first AA meeting like it was yesterday. The first person to share was a seventy something year old man who announced that he was a “grateful recovering alcoholic.” He went on to explain that he had been clean for over twenty years and runs [...]

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Constant Flame

And the fire upon the altar shall be kept burning thereby, it shall not go out. Leviticus 6:5 There is a tradition that interprets this verse as a specific warning against the fire on the altar going out even under conditions where one might reason that it should. No never, even if it travels or [...]

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Sacrificial offerings on an altar are described in our ancient text are an atonement for sins; animals and foods were “burnt offerings”, expressions of gratitude were given in “peace offerings”, an expression of sorrow or remorse were given as “sin/guilt offerings”, and sometimes and an entire meal to express devotion. Today it is common practice [...]

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My St Francis Prayer

This is a version that I came up with when I had trouble memorizing it. It has evolved over the years, but it expresses my establishment of a relationship with my Higher Power and it gives me TRUST. Hope you like it or make your own. It does strengthen my relationship with God. God may [...]

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Helping Others Not Preaching

The smarter a person is the more they need God to protect them from thinking they know everything. Being on a spiritual quest requires caution. If we are confident about our journey it is not uncommon for our egos to get us into trouble. It is easy to become self-righteous. We start out with good [...]

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Conscious Contact

by Darlene Harmony House Yoga Davie, FL Our spring forward this weekend brings up time, particularly ‘lost’ time. Sixty minutes of life that seemingly evaporated and the adjustment period that now follows. As the collective conversation gathers around the concept of time, we pause to recognize its relevance. Time is represented through what is consciously [...]

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The Buddha and Bill W

By Regina Walker http://www.thefix.com/content/buddha-and-bill-w AA is often accused of being a Christian cult, but it has a lot more in common with Buddhism than many may realize. “Consider the eight-part
program laid down in
Buddhism: Right view, right
aim, right speech, right action,
right living, right effort right
mindedness and right
contemplation. The Buddhist
philosophy, as exemplified by
these eight points, could be
literally [...]

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Relationship With God

Being holy means being in a different kind of space. Special. Consecrated. Separate. But we don’t get there just because our Higher Power proclaims it or especially because we say it or think it. If we are on a path of spiritual renewal then we get there because we want to and we work it. [...]

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Coasting Into Complacency

COMPLACENCY!!! Until recently I didn’t realize how much that word or thought scared me. I had heard many people share about the trap I could become ensnared in by not going to meetings, not staying connected to other recovering alcoholics in my support group and not practicing the principles in all my affairs. The message [...]

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