📣 Podcast Announcement: DEEP DIVE SHOW 🤿

I AM HAPPY to announce a brand new spin-off podcast show called “CAL Chat–DEEP DIVE” which will focus on a single piece of Al-Anon/Alateen literature over a series of episodes.  The first episode features the inaugural “1961 World Service Conference Summary” (item # P-46) with a special guest, Evelyn, a current Area Delegate.  Stay tuned…

📢 Announcement 📢

AT LAST!  It’s announcement time! 📣  My next creative venture has taken me to Pinterest & if you’d like to follow along on my new journey, you can find me there @calchatfan or visit pinterest.com/calchatfan.  One thing I really like is that I’m able to organize each post (or “pin”📌) into a category (or “board”). …

CAL – Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2008 (Item # N/A)

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. In keeping with the same printing schedule as the first “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2007” that came out in September 2006, the subsequent annual edition, “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2008,” debuted in the fall of 2007.  (From 2007 to 2019, the outreach magazine had only 2 print runs each year, so Al-Anon members could…

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…

CAL – How Al-Anon Works – Audiobook (Item # eA-22)

WHAT I LEARNED: My next “CAL Chat” podcast guest mentioned that “How-Al-Anon Works” (item # B-32) was her favorite piece to use for outreach purposes that she wanted to discuss on the new upcoming Episode #13.  To prepare, I was going to re-read it but then I thought, “How could I do it differently this…

CAL – Updated Al-Anon Service Guidelines for 2021 (Various Item #’s)

On October 6th, 2021, I got an interesting update from Al-Anon’s World Service Office’s (the WSO) newsletter “In The Loop” that mentioned:  “We are excited to announce that we are in the process of updating the Al-Anon/Alateen Guidelines!  In addition to getting a fresh, new look, the guidelines will also reflect updated information.  A milestone…

✨Blog Update✨

  WELCOME BACK!  What have you been up to during the Covid-19 pandemic?  I spent most of it in an Area-level service position in Al-Anon that kept me very busy & for that I am extremely grateful! Truth is, I wanted to post entries throughout 2020, but every time I did, I would read my…

MTG – Kissimmee – “Sólo Por Hoy”

WHAT I LEARNED: Around this time each year, I look back & think: “Boy, that year was rough. Next year has to be better!”  But Al-Anon has given me perspective to see that this past year wasn’t all that bad… & the next one doesn’t necessarily have to be better.  Because even if it’s not,…

MTG – Austin – “Ways to Freedom AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED:  For me, the difference between being thankful & being grateful is that when I’m grateful, I give back!  Therefore, I can truly say “I am grateful for the alcoholic in my life,” because I can also show how grateful I am by continuing to do service work, not judging anyone with an…

MTG – Ocoee – “Monday Miracles”

WHAT I LEARNED: I have learned more when I was uncomfortable, than when I was comfortable.  …So I ask myself, “Am I uncomfortable today about something?”  Good – because that means I’m still able to learn something today!