Usually around February, my order of the new annual public outreach magazine, “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism” arrives. However, it is now the middle of 2022, & I haven’t received an answer yet on whether there will even be a new issue for this year. I’m guessing that since the 2021 issue was the first time a…
MTG – Orlando – “Courage 2 Be Me Alateen AFG”
WHAT I LEARNED: The disease of alcoholism is like a bully. It wants me to have low self-worth so it can remain in control. With the Steps & my Higher Power, I can stand up & say: “Not Today!” — To see the full-size pic of this quote (and others), visit: http://www.instagram.com/calchatfan1.
PODCAST – Discovering Choices / Parents of Alcoholics (Item #’s B-30 / R-18)
EPISODE 5 of my “CAL Chat” podcast is now available to listen to! What is failure really about? How can I be ok with not being in control? What can help with delegating? (To hear this episode, please visit the show’s website at: calchatpodcast.com – or you can subscribe to it for free wherever you…
CAL – How Al-Anon Works (Item # B-22, B-32, eB-22, eA-22)
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Originally, I was going to read this book as the very last one of this blog since I was making my way up to the top seller & according to the World Service Office, this one is it. …It would be like starting a climb by already being at the top…
MTG – Winter Park – “Winter Park Morning AFG”
WHAT I LEARNED: Three ounces of tongue can be hard to control sometimes!
MTG – Casselberry – “Recovery Through the Steps AFG”
WHAT I LEARNED: Trying to control things in my life is like trying to push a string in a straight line!
CAL – What Do YOU Do about the Alcoholic’s Drinking? (Item # P-19)
WHAT I LEARNED: I’ve always misinterpreted the title of this pamphlet to be “What Can You Do…” & I thought it would be chock-full of helpful tips, but now that I’ve read through the whole thing I think the title could be re-named: “Crazy Things You Do to Control the Alcoholic.” It’s a list of 63 strategies & techniques that only…
MTG – Winter Park – “Winter Park Winners AFG”
WHAT I LEARNED: Even when I was controlling, I was never in control. It was all an illusion.
CAL – Are You Troubled by Someone’s Drinking? (Item # S-17)
WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This is the fourth item in the Professional Packet (item # K-30) & is one of my top selling outreach items – now I can see why. This questionnaire is written very broadly so it can apply to anyone affected by alcoholism – including adult children of alcoholics & kids that…