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Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert

Littleton, Colorado
I'm a long-time member of Al-Anon which is where I continue to recover from the effects of living with alcoholism in family members. It is where I've learned to love myself and make serenity my main goal in life, no matter what is going on. I now have a Greater Power of my own understanding who... Full Bio
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Out of the Tornado by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I haven't been here in a long time, writing elsewhere for a while. But I'm experiencing anxiety today, something that hasn't happened to me for a while. The cause isn't rea ... Read on »
The Gift of Silence by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I'm not a very social animal so I still find silence in the presence of another person uncomfortable. I think I shoul ... Read on »
Checking In With My Sponsor by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I might have more than two decades of Al-Anon under my ever-expanding waistline, but that doesn't mean I can go it al ... Read on »
Ah, Fall :-) by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My flowers are blooming again with the cooler weather. The windows are open rather than the A/C being on. A few leave ... Read on »
Long Time, No Blog by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Has it really been over two months since I blogged here?  I guess I haven't had many issues to deal with this summer, ... Read on »
Remembering to Laugh! by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I just had a great visit with an Al-Anon friend. After a couple of hours of sharing with a little bit of crying, I re ... Read on »
A Mother's Day to Remember by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism So I'm visiting my mother-in-law for Mother's Day weekend and not only does she take a bad fall but I fall and end up ... Read on »
It's Okay to Not Visit One's Family by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I know that recent readings in Al-Anon's daily readers have spoken about treating one's parents the way we wished the ... Read on »
Those Pesky Resentments by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism We have woodpecker problems. No matter what we've done to get rid of them, they come back every spring. This has been g ... Read on »
Service Means Me, First by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I've heard it said that we don't say "No" to Al-Anon service work. When someone asks us to do something for the program ... Read on »
Choose Serenity by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I read in Hope for Today yesterday that we do not get serenity by chance, but by choice. But choosing serenity is more ... Read on »
Self-Affirmations by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I discovered something while on a road trip over the Thanksgiving holiday when I wanted to talk to my sponsor but neith ... Read on »
What Is Enabling? by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Now that the leaves are off the shade tree in my front yard, I have a better view of the neighborhood. As we go into wi ... Read on »
A Little On Sponsorship by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I was asked for my experience, strength, and hope on sponsorship, specifically what to do if one's sponsor doesn't seem ... Read on »
A Very Long Fall by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Here in Colorado, we've had an exceptionally long and warm fall. It is two days after Halloween and we still haven't h ... Read on »
I'm Back! by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Wow, I had no idea it had been so long since I blogged. Guess I've been doing really well so had nothing to say - ha! ... Read on »
Killing the Elephant by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism My blood father has come and gone and I am just now starting to regain my serenity, which to me is my goal in recover ... Read on »
Some Compassion by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Some Compassion Now that my blood father's visit is less than two weeks out, I have finally found so ... Read on »
HOPE FOR TODAY'S page, March 18 by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism HOPE FOR TODAY'S page, March 18 Many of the amends I need to make center around letting go of the pa ... Read on »
Arghhh!!! He's Actually Coming!!! by Al-Anon Lifer Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Arghhh!!! He's Actually Coming!!! Okay, so I set my boundaries for my blood father to visit and he d ... Read on »