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

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 time?” So…

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!”

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: “Serenity isn’t a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.” – Feb 4th from the daily reader: “Hope For Today” (item # B-27).

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…

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…

N. FL Spring Assembly 2016 – Day 2 of 3

WHAT I LEARNED: 1. It is impossible to out-give Al-Anon. 2. “Wait” stands for: Why Am I Talking? 3. The 3 B’s: Be brief, Be calm, & Be gone. 4. Welcome God into your conflict. 5. God is in the pause. 6. If your serenity was stolen, it was probably an inside job!

MTG – Orlando – “Path to Serenity AFG”

WHAT I LEARNED: “Love cannot exist for long without the dimension of justice.”  – Quoted from “An Open Letter From an Alcoholic” from the pamphlet: “Three Views of Al-Anon” (item # P-15).