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Missed Chances And Mistakes

Missed Chances And Mistakes

Missed Chances and Mistakes. Do we “deserve” a second chance—or a third one, or a fourth? Are there “do-overs” in life? In 12-Step recovery, we have them, every single day. No matter what we’ve done—or failed to do—if we are in these rooms or on these calls, we are...
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...
Vegetable Garden

Vegetable Garden

(This  is about a person and a learning experience which offered me comfort, calmness, and life skills.) Comfort was very difficult to find in my mother’s house. For just the two of us were living there most of the time, it always felt chaotic and tense. I...
Willing To Be Ready… Set And Go!

Willing To Be Ready… Set And Go!

I have been in a Twelve Step Program for food for over 20 years, where, at my first meeting, newcomers were encouraged to get a sponsor right away and work the Steps. Having not been in a Twelve Step program before this one, I accepted the recommendation and was...
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