MTG – Orlando – “Serenity Now! AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Giving genuine compliments helps me focus on the positive.  Because complimenting the negative is just sarcasm. 2. If I’m throwing jabs at someone, does that make me a jabelin thrower? 😉

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: Happiness is like a butterfly.  The more I chase it, the more it eludes me! 2. It never occurred to me that the word “help” begins & ends with the letters HP! 3. Bring my problems to my Sponsor.  Bring solutions to my group.

CAL – Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2017 (Item # N/A)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. My next “CAL Chat” podcast guest said that “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2017” was her favorite outreach piece that she wanted to talk about on my “CAL Chat” show (Episode #9), so it was time to read it all the way through!  I had read entire versions of previous ones so I was…

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: “It’s an illusion that depleting myself will help someone else.” – Aug 19th from the daily reader: “Hope For Today” (item # B-27).

CAL – Sexual Intimacy & the Alcoholic Relationship (Item # P-77)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. Well surprise, surprise, this is not an instruction booklet on how to have sex with an alcoholic!  However, it does reassure me that I’m not the only one who has had difficulty in this area.  Intimacy, especially sexual intimacy, is a topic rarely brought up in Al-Anon meetings.  This must have…

PODCAST – One Day At A Time / Detachment (Item #’s B-6 / S-19)

EPISODE 2 of my “CAL Chat” podcast is now available to listen to!  Why is Al-Anon not considered a self-help recovery program?  How is detaching different than separating?  Am I making my spirit sick?  It was such a good conversation, I didn’t want to edit anything out, so I had to break it into 2…