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"Dependence on the creator within by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism is really freedom from all other dependencies. Paradoxically, it is also the only route to real intimacy with other human beings. Freed from our terrible fears of abandonment, ... Read on »
"I've Spent My Life on Nothing" by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism A quote from poetry in Louisey's post today in Letting Go. It resonates with me, at an early age the thought of being blessed with a life that I didn't know what to do with ... Read on »
"Why indeed must 'God' be a noun? Why not a verb . . .the most active and dynamic of all?--Mary... by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I posted yesterday but a satellite burped at the wrong time and wouldn't let me publish it or save it, hasn't happened to me in awhile. I'm fortunate to not have that happe ... Read on »
#1 Show Up by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Just claiming my page. A point was made in a meeting this week about the importance of keeping routines. I'm a pretty random type so that does not instinctively make sense ... Read on »
'We Seek Our Own Coma' by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism That's a quote from Chuck Palahniuk's new book called Diary. I know I do, that is, seek my own coma, I don't live my own life so much as weather it. Chuck wrote Fight Club ... Read on »
(Very) Random Thoughts by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism 1) Check out the pillars of creation, today's astronomy picture. Maybe it's the name that turns me on. Does anyone besides me use the term 'turns me on', takes me back to ... Read on »
11 Months by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Tomorrow I will pick up a chip. What I have been thinking about lately is that I'm becoming a member of some families.  There is a gathering on Memorial Day Sunday that I wo ... Read on »
11th Step by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Things are working out well. I did not feel spiritually fed by my ministry class and withdrew from it a few weeks back. That really opened me up to do other things which are ... Read on »
11th Step by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism We were reading from Melody Beattie in our little (after the meeting) step meeting. I've experimented a bit over the decades with meditation, less with prayer. I used to do ... Read on »
2 Things by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism 1) I was thrilled to hear more details today from a member of one of my groups. She has been working on a book for the last year and it is being published, I am so pleased f ... Read on »
200 Posts by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Whoopee, a birthday of sorts! Got on my computer early thinking that I would resume re-writes on my novel. I resist putting novel in quotes because of my coda-ish need to de ... Read on »
80% of the Work by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism It occurs to me as I was reading 'Letting Go' blog that so much of life's work is showing up. When I go to exercise, I have to go with the expectation that I will take my po ... Read on »
A Bunch of Ants on the Anthill by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Had I gotten a chance to talk in the group the other morning, I would have chimed in to talk about death, because, guess what, an alcoholic died. I talk to dead people a ... Read on »
A Clearer Head by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Had a wonderful trip. Saw it with different eyes courtesy of being a recovering person further down the road. Came home ready to purge a few more things out of my life. Some o ... Read on »
A Couple Groovy Things by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism 1) The BEST news over the wknd is that the dastardly computer company is going to refund my money instead of make me accept a replacement. I am sososo happy to put that behind ... Read on »
A Drinking Buddy by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Conversation today reminded me of someone who spoke up at a workshop at the International Alanon Convention two summers ago in Pittsburgh. He was a gentleman, sixty-ish, wh ... Read on »
A Few Things by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Those of you in Alanon (and those of you who should be!) will understand how hard it is to stand by while someone goes through their own pain. Well, to be honest, it may be ... Read on »
A Little Gratitude by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Just feeling grateful that I started the blog. I didn't particularly do it to 'grow my program' and yet I feel that it has benefited me. Somehow it has made me think things ... Read on »
A Little More on Family by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Thank you for the comments on my last post.  The word 'family' is ripe for connotation, I'm not using the word to convey psychological identification and warm feelings for o ... Read on »