CAL – Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2007 (Item # N/A)

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 – Maitland – “Saturday Night Serenity”

WHAT I LEARNED:  When I try to overcome procrastination, I think about the bookmark (item # M-12) that says “Just For Today… I will be unafraid.”  The bookmark isn’t called “Just For Tomorrow!”

N. FL Area Convention 2018 – Days 1 – 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Fear is a dark room where negative emotions are exposed. 2. After I make amends, my weapons are no longer licensed. 3. The more I forget, the more I keep coming back! 4. I need to let go… of my need to know. 5. Sometimes I need to experience the consequences of…

CAL – Reaching For Personal Freedom (Item # P-92)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. The guest for my next “CAL Chat” podcast show (Episode #7) chose this workbook, “Reaching for Personal Freedom” (item # P-92), as his favorite literature piece.  I’ll be posting that episode soon at calchatpodcast.com, but wanted to get my review in this blog first…  This workbook has the rare distinction of…

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: “Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, & not try to adjust everything to my own desires.  …Just for today I will be unafraid.  Especially I will not be afraid to enjoy what is beautiful & to believe that as I give to the world, so the world will…

CAL – Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2014-2017 (Item # P-24/27)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Originally, I only read the “Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual” on an as-needed basis, but when my next podcast guest said that this was her favorite book that she wanted to talk about on my “CAL Chat” show, I had to dust off my manual & put on my scuba reading mask to…

N. FL Spring Assembly 2016 – Day 3 of 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. I thought alcoholism was being done to me! 2. After the shock & fear goes away, I’m usually grateful. 3. I’m going to keep coming back until I’m not uncomfortable. 4. Step 1 = To start, I must accept that I’m done.

CAL – Reserve Fund Guideline (Item # G-41)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. This guideline focuses on withholding money for good, healthy reasons.  How different that is from my pre-Al-Anon days when I withheld money out of fear, or as punishment… 2. The most interesting part of this guideline is the list of personal questions on page 4 – especially the question about how my…