EPISODE 6 of my “CAL Chat” podcast is now available to listen to! Can I fire my Higher Power? What is a “Meeting on Wheels?” What is not allowed in recovery literature when bringing it into jails? (To hear this episode, please visit the show’s website at: www.calchatpodcast.com – or you can subscribe to it for free on iTunes & Google Play Music as well & you’ll be notified every time a new episode is posted.)
In part 1 of 4 of Episode 6, Nancy talks about her favorite book “As We Understood” (item # B-11) & shares how its positive uplifting take on our program has kept her using it. In particular, we discuss two prayers on pages 213 & 214 & how this book is different than a daily reader. We explore the spiritual (non-religious) nature of the program, what a Higher Power can be, & a possible new slogan!
Find out, in part 2 of 4, what “As We Understood” was the first Conference Approved book to do in Al-Anon’s history. We talk about misconceptions about the book & the goal of learning something every day no matter how small. She shares how important choices are, dealing with change, & she answers one of the toughest questions I’ve asked so far!
Nancy’s pick of literature to use for outreach purposes is “How Al-Anon Works” (item # B-22 for hardcover / B-32 for softcover, eB-22 for the electronic version, & eA-22 for the audiobook version) in part 3 of 4. She highlights the slogan “Think” (page 71), “Lois’ Story” (pages 152-155), & how interesting it is to get the Al-Anon founder’s point of view on the Twelve Steps (pages 155-160). We also talk about participating in a Meeting on Wheels & doing outreach at facilities using just the pages 14 & 15.
In part 4 of 4, the conversation continues with Nancy about her favorite Alateen literature & how being an AMIAS (Al-Anon Member Involved In Alateen Service) is her way of giving back. She explains the requirements to become an Alateen Group Sponsor & shares an innovative way an Alateen Group Representative used the words in the index of “Alateen-a day at a time” (item # B-10). Click here to download a PDF document of the list of words: “Alateen-a day at a time” – Index Words
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