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Thoughtful post on Parker Palmer’s “Let Your Life Speak: Listening for the Voice of Vocation” in which Heather Kopp touches on some self-revelatory points that hit home for me in a very unexpected way. Of course, Palmer’s highly engaging book is not official AA literature, so you’re not reading about it here. 🙂

Originally posted on What…Me Sober?:
by Bill Addicts and alcoholics don’t usually like new and unknown things, unless they’re new forms of acting out. We tend to view them with alarm, because they often interfere with our using. Thus, to addicts of all kinds, change equals bad news, until proven otherwise. We don’t like new ways…

Originally posted on What…Me Sober?:
“Our findings stress the importance of evaluating the influence of conditions/behaviors that often accompany alcohol use disorders, such as cigarette smoking, to better understand the factors that may hinder cognitive recovery during abstinence from alcohol,” said Durazzo. “The frequency of cigarette smoking is much higher in those with alcohol…

From one of my favorite bloggers comes this heads up for just about everyone who’s feeling a little casual about the recovery process: I think this is just part of the process. I could be a bit depressed. It could be I’ve had several intense stressors and the last few days have been calming down, …

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