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How to Keep a Recovery Inventory Balanced

  Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. There is lots of talk in recovery about keeping our inventories balanced. It is somewhat confusing. The CR Inventory Worksheet, like the one in the image above, was

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Posted in Recovery Principles

Sponsor Vs. Friendship: What’s the Difference?

The above question about the difference between being a sponsor and a friend routinely comes up in Celebrate Recovery meetings.  Here’s some valuable insights on this sometimes confusing situation…

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Posted in Recovery Principles

Come Hungry to the Table

When I started recovery several years ago, I was hungry. No, I don’t mean that I was literally hungry for food. Although at Thanksgiving time, that would be a natural assumption. I was hungry for change. The hunger for change

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The Mess Under the Hood of the Car

I tend to look at life events as metaphors or symbols.  Usually the level of my emotional responses in life has less to do with actual events than they have to do with earlier, more significant events.  Here’s one recent

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles

What is a Sponsor?

“What is a sponsor?” That was the question my teenage son asked me at the dinner table a few months ago.  We were sharing about our day as we sometimes do when we get a chance to have a family

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A Mother’s Day Rooted in Reality

Mother’s Day isn’t always about love, chocolate candies and flowers.  If we grew up in a dysfunctional family, it can bring up deep feelings of abandonment and serve as a painful reminder of what we didn’t get from our mother. 

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories, Testimonies

How to Honestly Heal From our Past

“Wholeness is brokenness owned and thereby healed.”  Sister Barbara Fiand I took the above quote from Brennan Manning’s book, Abba’s Child:  The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging (which by the way is a marvelous read for anyone, especially

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles
Special Meeting Announcement

Official Monday night CR meetings are temporarily suspended and will resume January 2018. All are welcome to attend a weekly ‘Healing is a Choice’ group on Monday nights at 7PM, 10/2-12/18/2017, at the same location.

Check the national CR meeting locator for other local programs. (

Location & Time:
Monday evenings, 7 PM, men's accountability group, in the UnderGround Cafe.
No meetings on holidays.

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