For a variety of reasons, I’m going to have to reduce my work on “Getting Out From Going Under.” But this blog is so important to me as a resource that I am hoping you can help to keep it going. Therefore, if you are working the DA H.O.W. program, I invite you to share your experience, strength, and hope on this blog.
As of 4/1/13, I am hoping to have a few other members who will be able to write once every couple of weeks or even just contribute as the spirit moves them. I will also continue to post as I can as well.
If you are interested, please email me at moneysober at gmail dot com for more information.
“I have often regretted my speech, never my silence.” Publilius
When I was in my 20’s, I had a very tough time socializing. I was self-conscious and talked way too much. A very dear friend of mine taught me an invaluable lesson that has stood the test of time for all the decades since. Continue reading →
I have learned from painful experience that there is a big difference between giving advice and the experience, strength, and hope (ESH) that we are encouraged to share as sponsors and in our outreach calls. Continue reading →
In addition to the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions, did you know that there are 12 principles of our program? These were developed by various members of Alcoholics Anonymous and provide a guidepost for practicing the opposite of your defects. Continue reading →
Throughout my over two decades in recovery programs, I have seen people leave due to program overwhelm. Most notably, I have seen sponsors push sponsees, as well as sponsees push themselves, to do more service than they can handle.
We walk a tightrope. Yes, we do these programs to have a life, but how do we find time to both live our new life and stay true to our program, giving back what we have so generously been given? Continue reading →