Tag: 12 Steps

  • Look back in wonder at your journey

    In Alcoholics Anonymous meetings each person introduces themselves with their first name followed by “..and I am an alcoholic”. This is an essential identification since it embodies the First Step, “We admitted that we were powerless over alcohol and that our lives had become unmanageable”. Moreover, ‘alcoholic’ defines the person as nothing else can do […]

  • Counting to 10 (No, really…)

    In the last couple of weeks I have received some communications that I reacted to with more anger than I remember having in a long time. This is not good, being mad feels terrible. It is also dangerous to the soul. Thus, the motto found on some church basement walls: “HALT: Never get too hungry, […]