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Step 9: Letters of Healing & Forgiveness

I’ve been down this road before, through the sometimes grueling task of doing my 12-step work in the safety of a Step Study small group setting.    It’s a long process of committed weekly meetings for nine months or more.  I

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Posted in 12 Steps, Sharing Our Stories

How to Keep a Recovery Inventory Balanced

  Step 4: We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. There is lots of talk in recovery about keeping our inventories balanced. It is somewhat confusing. The CR Inventory Worksheet, like the one in the image above, was

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Posted in Recovery Principles

Sponsor Vs. Friendship: What’s the Difference?

The above question about the difference between being a sponsor and a friend routinely comes up in Celebrate Recovery meetings.  Here’s some valuable insights on this sometimes confusing situation…

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An Attitude of Gratitude: It’s Not Easy

In a few days many of us will join together with others and celebrate a time of connection and of giving thanks for our blessings. Many years ago, before I started recovery, Thanksgiving was the only day of the year

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Posted in Recovery Principles, Sharing Our Stories

Daily Inventory Leads to Defining Moment with Family

Step 10 – We continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it. I was in the early stages of my recovery process and trying to parent two teenagers. One of them had found his voice,

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Confession is Good for the Soul

What kinds of feelings or images come to mind when you hear the word ‘confess’? Do you feel shame, condemnation, or embarrassment? Do you think of horrible acts confessed to in a court of law? Or maybe you picture someone

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Posted in 12 Steps, Recovery Principles

The Mess Under the Hood of the Car

I tend to look at life events as metaphors or symbols.  Usually the level of my emotional responses in life has less to do with actual events than they have to do with earlier, more significant events.  Here’s one recent

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Special Meeting Announcement

Efffective 1/2/2017, official Monday night CR meetings are temporarily suspended. A men's accountability group will be meeting at 7 PM instead (except for Monday holidays). This is an open men's group.

Check the national CR meeting locator for other local programs. (http://locator.crgroups.info/)

Location & Time:
425-392-8636
Monday evenings, 7 PM, men's accountability group, in the UnderGround Cafe.
No meetings on holidays.
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