New! Five Year Recovery Journal is Now Available

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00070]The Five Year Recovery Journal: One Sentence a Day, One Day at a Time is now available for purchase. This journal can be used for all types of addictions and for those who suffer from multiple addictions. It’s fun and easy to use. Just one sentence a day, or even a little drawing, will give you a profound picture of your recovery over time. Click here for more information, sample pages, and to purchase the paperback version or a PDF for printing.

The Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders

Getting Out from Going Under eBook (Small)The Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders is filled with practical tips, inspiration, and a thought for each day to encourage and motivate you to stay on the path of recovery.

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The book is finished, but the blog continues!
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A Moratorium of a Different Sort

I am thinking of embarking on a new moratorium. No, not a spending moratorium. Already did that for three months. No, this one will be much harder.

I propose a moratorium on criticism, which is a subtle form of gossip. And on self-righteous indignation, which is very loud criticism. And let’s throw in giving advice, which leads to self-righteous indignation when the receiving party doesn’t want to do what I say.

I’ll probably have to tape my mouth shut for the duration because, really, what else is there to talk about?
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I am Not Recovered

In April, I celebrated six years of back to back abstinence from compulsive debting. But it has become clear to me recently that I am still a seriously compulsive spender. And I now truly understand why the primary purpose of Debtors Anonymous (DA) is not incurring unsecured debt.

If we just never had to spend money again, we wouldn’t have a problem, right? But unfortunately, we must learn to forge a new relationship with money that doesn’t include incurring unsecured debt. As I’ve written before, we must walk the razor’s edge.
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A 12 Step Prayer Book … and What’s Next

Now that the Daily Reader is finished, I’ve been thinking about some other book ideas. Right now, I’m working on two of them that should be done in a few weeks. I’ll be posting more details as they near completion.

As a part of that process, I thought about creating a 12 Step Prayer Book. Over the years, I’ve basically just typed or cobbled together what I could find.
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An Embarrassing Amends…

When I began writing the Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders in November of 2014, I researched to see if there were any other daily readers out there for compulsive debtors and spenders. I knew Debtors Anonymous hadn’t produced one, but the only one I found was Letting Go of Debt: Growing Richer One Day at a Time. It was written by the wife of a compulsive gambler.

While this book would be helpful for compulsive debtors and spenders, I believed that there was a need for such a book written by a compulsive debtor and spender in recovery. So I thought I could be helpful by sharing my experience, strength, and hope in this format.
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