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Whining or Shining by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism It's funny to me that I'm getting some conciliatory comments when I think I am talking about feeling good. Reminds me of an Alanon saying that goes, it's not what you say, i ... Read on »
You See What Happened by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism In my last post, I stated that I needed to slow down and listen. I've been doing that. Honest. It doesn't lend itself to blogging, but I've been lurking here and there. ... Read on »
Could Be a Problem . . . by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I usually stay for the monthly business meeting and this past week I had something to complain about! Our group conscience states that we will share for 1-2 minutes in a rou ... Read on »
What's Good About Today? by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Prayer and Laughter. Most mornings I start in the fellowship of others exchanging concerns and camaraderie. We laugh, we get choked up and, yes, sometimes roll our eyes. ... Read on »
Getting Back A Little at a Time by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I can't leave my distraught holiday blog sitting there so I will cover it up with a new post. Dressing up for work helps me feel better, I've been doing it since Halloween. ... Read on »
Annual Discomfort by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Somewhere on this planet,Christmas has come and gone. And I have gone with it. I am honestly a nice person and also a church going person and I want nothing more than a norm ... Read on »
A Moment of Peace by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism As I left the house this morning I caught myself in a moment of gratitude. Briefly, I was thankful for the predictability of my daily life. I know that anything bad can happ ... Read on »
Blessings of the Season by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Sorry for my absence. Tonight is crisp cold and the dogs and I are within 10 feet of the wood stove for hours at a time. Our millionaire football players are beating some ot ... Read on »
December Bluesey Wilderness by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Bad, bad mood the last couple days. Progression of the 'grumpy old lady' disease, this must be arrested but can never be cured, emotional sobriety a minute at a time . . . l ... Read on »
It's Louisey's Fault by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I was minding my own business reading blogs. I was reading Letting Go the other day and noticed that she has standards and culls the herd on her blog list, drops those who n ... Read on »
What If Every Person in the World Was Sober at the Same Time by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Just think of all the art that would be created. There would be a dozen Steve Jobs (not my first wish) at work. The Occupy ______ movement would be at critical mass. The par ... Read on »
The Valley of Decision by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Comfort Spiral Blog quoted some old testament and got me going . . . I'm too lazy to check the wording but there is a verse in Joel that goes 'multitudes and multitudes in t ... Read on »
And the Dance Begins by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Despite all my good intentions, I have felt lousy the last three days. Friday night I invited myself along to a new meeting. It was a nice size, had brief readings, met for ... Read on »
The 'It Doesn't Matter' Club by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism I went to the alkathon on Wednesday night and heard several speakers who had relapsed and I heard them use the words 'it didn't matter'. It resonated because it has been in ... Read on »
Glory Be! by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Transformative Weekend still having it's effects. Three days in a row of moving, personal conversations with patients at work. Still soft around the edges where there used t ... Read on »
Transformative Weekend by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism For the past couple months I've been under the care of a body worker that does mind/body/soul work. Shift your energy-get it out-pray it up kind of stuff. She recommended a ... Read on »
Nano Heads--see my Blog Roll for Help by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism This is me, the non-NaNoWriMo member with a Kool-aid stand handing out refreshment at mile 21. A great blogger, generous woman, now published author, seasoned NaNo writer bl ... Read on »
The Experiments Continue by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Number One: The Friday after Thanksgiving will mark 5 months of no alcohol, no mind altering substances, prescription or otherwise. I still view it as an experiment. But I t ... Read on »
Your Life is Your Art by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Time for me to take a break for awhile. The feel of my life is changing for the better. The anxiety eases as I relax into my inner authority, my grounding in source. I'm sti ... Read on »
Interconnected by Always Carol Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Alcoholism Lately I've stumbled across this, thankfully so as it gives me hope. I tear up when I realize that everything I think or touch or hold came through someones hands. The ho ... Read on »