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Spiritual Inclusion in ACA Literature

Spiritual Inclusion in ACA Literature

The 2021 ACA Annual Business Conference adopted a motion for the Literature Committee to plan “a revised edition of the Big Red Book to be more inclusive of all experiences of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion/spirituality, and a broader range of...
CANCER AND THE LAUNDRY LIST

CANCER AND THE LAUNDRY LIST

After 75 years of extraordinarily good health, I have recently had a series of health issues which appear to be unrelated but which I suspect are connected in some way that I don’t understand. As an ACA, I hate mystery. I hate not knowing. But my intuition tells me...
How Ironic

How Ironic

Mother: “I would have had an abortion if I had known.” (You are not supposed to be here.) Father (after saying I will come home if he promises not to hit me): “I will not be blackmailed.” (Do not forget. You are not supposed to be here.) Husband: “No one wants to hear...
Hidden Disability

Hidden Disability

I was asked to write about myself – my hidden disability. Injured at work, determined to be permanent injuries by their own doctors, they called me a liar because they could not see my injuries. They bullied me. They threatened me. They pushed me within an inch of my...
Alternate Serenity Prayer

Alternate Serenity Prayer

God, grant me the serenity to stop beating myself up for not doing things perfectly, the courage to forgive myself because I'm working on being better, and the wisdom to know that you already love me just the way I am. Anonymous...
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