This problem is more pervasive than ever. You're not alone if you're fighting this battle.
If you ever feel worn out, discouraged, or depressed - like life has beaten you up and left you just hanging on - this book has the power to produce a profound shift in your life.
This book contains a proven process to help you stop suffering, find peace, and start living a deeply happy life n the next 30 days or less, no matter what your current circumstances are...
...And it only takes about 10 minutes per day including your time spent reading this book.
Welcome to Affirm Your Truth!
You're holding in your hands a transformational habit training system that can radically shift your life from a place of stagnation, frustration, and doubt...
...To a life of love, joy, faith, and pure enthusiasm to just be alive today.
This is much more than a book - this is a system of daily guidance and instruction that will take you on a life-altering journey over the course of one month.
What you're about to experience has already improved hundreds of people's lives in surprisingly simple ways.
I promise that you will experience increased peace of mind, confidence, joy, and enthusiasm for life when you commit to following the simple daily system within these pages.
But whatever you do, don't succumb to the temptation to make this harder on yourself than it needs to be.
Don't be the person who waits until tomorrow to be happy. Be the person who takes quick and decisive action, taking control of your life and your happiness. Be the person others look at in awe as they witness the grace and poise with which you go through life. Be the person who radiates confidence and peace because you take action without delay when it comes to your personal and spiritual nourishment.
Start right now!
Right now is your time to begin making dramatic changes in your life.
WARNING: DO NOT READ THIS BOOK UNLESS YOU ARE READY TO START FEELING AMAZING EVERY DAY.
What would it be like to stop feeling blindsided by life?
To wake up feeling thrilled to be alive regardless of your circumstances?
To feel happy and at peace even when all hell is breaking loose around you?
You're about to discover the Positive Thinking Secret that will revolutionize your life by showing you how to increase the joy, happiness, and freedom you experience in your life starting today...and your life will never be the same.
Author Aaron Kennard exposes in frank and emotional detail how this secret revitalized his own life overnight, and then later sustained him with the peace, hope, & faith required to navigate torturous unimaginable pain and disease while feeling immense gratitude for it all. The Positive Thinking Secret has already helped many find greater freedom to enjoy life. You're next.
More detail: What this book is, and what it is not:
The Positive Thinking Secret is a tool to help remove discontentment & discouragement, and to provide hope and inspiration. Understanding the secret helps a person find happiness, meaning, and joy, regardless of the circumstances they face in life.
The 'Positive Thinking Secret' is NOT a cure for autoimmune disease. It is a helping hand for the broken or downtrodden spirit. While it is possible this secret may aid in physical healing, that is not the point of this book.
This book is graphic and intense at times. If you are looking for a book full of positive affirmations, you won't find that here. This book is a very detailed account of a year of the Author's life. Many of the chapters take you on a journey with sometimes intense details of the author's suffering through a debilitating auto-immune disease.
If you have a low tolerance for the harsh reality of the pain of disease, you may not be able to handle this book. The language is clean, but there are many details about a severe medical condition. The author gives a full, open, and honest account including journal entries and emails containing real-time thoughts that were happening through the process. It also contains accounts of intense emotional suffering.
The people who love this book are those who are intrigued by a compelling and true story told straight from the heart of someone who was able to use the Positive Thinking Secret to find happiness and joy even in the midst of massive pain and adversity.
Everyone experiences adversity and pain, as well as times of pleasure and happiness. This book will give you a fresh way of looking at ALL experiences, which if applied, is sure to bring joy to your soul.
Dear Beautiful Human,
Bite Size Happiness is a compilation of our daily meditations that we distilled down into short, simple ideas.
Why? They’re easier to follow and more fun to practice.
What can you achieve by reading Bite Size Happiness?
- Understand… The connection between your thoughts and feelings in order to change how you handle life.
- Energize… Yourself so you walk through life with presence and joy.
- Train… Yourself to focus your attention on what you want to manifest as well as who you want to become.
- Attract... The energy, harmony, and people you deserve to have in your life.
We hope you enjoy reading these bite size nuggets as much as we enjoyed writing them.
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In today’s society, with everything that is going on from this economy, to our financial situations, to our employment/employer issues, to our family/relationship issues, to society issues in general. It is easy for our minds to drift away into unsafe places. Where thoughts of confusion can enter our consciousness, and transfer into physical actions that may hurt our destiny.
I wrote this book to create a better world, a world where people can unlock the full potential of their mind. If someone has a dream or vision of being something better than where they are today, it can and will be achieved in the future. This is all possible with the right mindset and positive motivations from “like-minded” people.
This book is broken into a series of daily motivations made to help condition your mind through the struggles of this world. We will embark on a 50 day spiritual journey through life; and by the end of this book you will be positioned for success.
“Remember, your victory is around the corner”™,
Sylvester Veal Jr.
Additionally, your success is not based on other people’s opinions, prospective, or understanding. Neither is success based on your finances, economic standing, advantages, or disadvantages.
Success is something that is guaranteed to those who think, believe, and act purposefully, passionately, and precisely. You must have a willing made up mind for success.
To help you see, sense, and obtain personal success and well-being, I have covered from A-to-Z, twenty-six commandments that you must live by. You must be willing to Act, Believe, Commit, Develop, Endure, Forgive, Grow, Help, Inspire, Jog, Kick, Lead, Move, Network, Obey, Prepare, Qualify, Rest, Succeed, Train, Understand, Victor, Wait, X-Ray, Yield, and Zero In.
In these selections from Paths to Wholeness: Fifty-Two Flower Mandalas, psychotherapist, photographer, and near-death survivor David J. Bookbinder brings his capacity for inspiring personal transformation to his readers.
In this stunning collection of Flower Mandala images and their accompanying meditative essays and inspirational quotes, Bookbinder shows us how to find balance, build resilience, overcome fear, grant forgiveness, and love more fully.
Described by one reader as "the best self-help book I've ever read" and by another as "like having a therapist in a book," Paths to Wholeness serves as a guide for successfully traversing the hills and valleys of our existence.
Keep it by your bedside, thumb through it as you drift off to sleep, knowing you are not alone on your journey.
TIP: For a more vivid experience of the images, try setting the background to Black.
Since 1954, Twenty-Four Hours a Day has become a stable force in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world. With over six and a half million copies in print (the original text has been revised), this "little black book" offers daily thoughts, meditations, and prayers for living a clean and sober life. A spiritual resource with practical applications to fit our daily lives."For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow is only a vision" is part of the Sanskrit proverb quoted at the beginning of the book which has become one of the basic building blocks for a life of sobriety. In addition to a thought, meditation and prayer for each day of the year, this handy, pocket-sized volume also contains the Serenity Prayer and the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of Alcoholics Anonymous. It is a simple, yet effective way to help us relate the Twelve Steps to everyday life and helps us find the power not to take that first drink each day.
It is a book that is based on everyday life experience. It is not an academic text, but a book to encourage you to act smart and wisdow. We do hope that you find in it useful,inspirational and motivatonal ideas and that it will positively impact you.
We are not facing complex times, but an exciting time, in which our great opportunity has not come yet. One way or another, all ages have been very difficult. You just need some historical perspective to realize that we now have the best technology, the best communication between humans and great knowledge of each other.
By the time he entered a drug and alcohol treatment facility, James Frey had taken his addictions to near-deadly extremes. He had so thoroughly ravaged his body that the facilityís doctors were shocked he was still alive. The ensuing torments of detoxification and withdrawal, and the never-ending urge to use chemicals, are captured with a vitality and directness that recalls the seminal eye-opening power of William Burroughsís Junky.
But A Million Little Pieces refuses to fit any mold of drug literature. Inside the clinic, James is surrounded by patients as troubled as he is -- including a judge, a mobster, a one-time world-champion boxer, and a fragile former prostitute to whom he is not allowed to speak ó but their friendship and advice strikes James as stronger and truer than the clinicís droning dogma of How to Recover. James refuses to consider himself a victim of anything but his own bad decisions, and insists on accepting sole accountability for the person he has been and the person he may become--which runs directly counter to his counselors' recipes for recovery.
James has to fight to find his own way to confront the consequences of the life he has lived so far, and to determine what future, if any, he holds. It is this fight, told with the charismatic energy and power of One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, that is at the heart of A Million Little Pieces: the fight between one young manís will and the ever-tempting chemical trip to oblivion, the fight to survive on his own terms, for reasons close to his own heart.
A Million Little Pieces is an uncommonly genuine account of a life destroyed and a life reconstructed. It is also the introduction of a bold and talented literary voice.
Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery- or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.
To grow in recovery, we must grow up emotionally. This means getting honest with ourselves and facing up to the self-defeating thoughts and actions that put our sobriety at risk. Although there are as many ways to mess up recovery as there are alcoholics and addicts, some general themes exist, which includeconfusing self-concern with selfishnessnot making amendsusing the program to try to become perfectnot getting help for relationship troublesbelieving that life should be easyIn simple, down-to-earth language, Allen Berger explores the twelve most commonly confronted beliefs and attitudes that can sabotage recovery. He then provides tools for working through these problems in daily life. This useful guide offers fresh perspectives on how the process of change begins with basic self-awareness and a commitment to working a daily program.
How To Defeat Procrastination And Keep Hustling Even When You Don't Feel Like It is a book that will help you to handle our number one enemy towards achievement, procrastination. Written by Mugilan Parimalam who himself was putting of his important tasks used ideas mentioned in the book to defeat procrastination and accomplish his personal goals.
The ideas in the book is simple yet practical which will allow you to almost immediately test it out in your current situation. It is a fast read and will assist you to get unstuck and to keep up your hustle. One of the chapters in the book will provide you 17 practical ideas for you to implement in the journey to defeat procrastination. It will be a trigger for you to look at procrastination from a different angle.
No matter which field you are involved in, if you are feeling stagnant this book will help you to gain your real momentum again.
Now, some of the core books that both inspired and were produced by the early twelve-steppers and recovery pioneers – including the first edition of the 1939 landmark Alcoholic Anonymous – are collected in this powerful resource, The Recovery Bible.
Here are early writings by the visionaries of recovery. Their work retains all of its impact and life-changing power – now at the ready for study, immediate guidance, and a lifetime of re-exploration in this one volume.
The Recovery Bible includes:
-Alcoholics Anonymous, the original 1939 landmark
- The Greatest Thing in the World by Henry Drummond
-In Tune with the Infinite by Ralph Waldo Trine
-The Mental Equivalent by Emmet Fox
- As a Man Thinketh by James Allen
-The 23rd and 91st Psalms
-Religion that Works by the Rev. Sam Shoemaker
-The Varieties of Religious Experience by William James
Oh no, not another ‘guide to’ book!
During my travels in life, I’ve encountered so many ‘helping hand’ tips, meme’s, proverbs, garbage… and some small nuggets of gold that have helped me – and also hindered.
I’ve always striven to help out others in any way I can and found myself writing numerous smaller articles for blogs across a vast variety of different industries.
What it came back down to at the end of the day was that people were looking at how they could transform their lives to be able to actually enjoy what they did.
I’m no stranger to that!
This small book is coming from my own personal experiences and detours taken in life and what I’ve done to get ‘back on track’ to where I wanted to be. To push through the external influences in this life that we take for granted and push through to the other side – the side that allows us to spend our days doing what we’re passionate about, and earning a living out of it!
At the end of the day, this is what we’re all actually trying to achieve. Somehow living a life that allows us to be ourselves – the best version of ourselves that we possibly can be.
There isn’t any angle in this book. I’m not trying to sell you anything or gain anything from you. It’s my sincere wish that some of the tips and guides in this book actually help you get your own life ‘back on track’ and allow you the flexibility to showcase to the world who you truly are.
In this book you will find anecdotes, tips, guides and I hope, enough of the gold nuggets to help you on your journey. There are some success stories, some failures and disasters but overall I hope you get something valuable out of reading this.
If, after reading through these tips and tricks you find something useful, please share it with me. I love to hear from people that may have been helped out in whatever small way possible.
Hoping all our dreams and plans come to fruition,
—from the Foreword by Harry Haroutunian, M.D., Physician Director, Betty Ford Center
“The Recovery Book is the Bible of recovery. Everything you need to know you will find in here.”
—Neil Scott, host, Recovery Coast to Coast radio
Hope, support, and a clear road map for people with drug or alcohol addiction.
Announcing a completely revised and updated second edition of The Recovery Book, the Bible of addiction recovery. The Recovery Book provides a direct and easy-to-follow road map to every step in the recovery process, from the momentous decision to quit to the emotional, physical, and spiritual issues that arise along the way. Its comprehensive and effective advice speaks to people with addiction, their loved ones, and addiction professionals who need a proven, trusted resource and a supportive voice.
The new edition of The Recovery Book features the revolutionary Recovery Zone System, which divides a life in recovery into three chronological zones and provides guidance on exactly what to do in each zone. First is the Red Zone, where the reader is encouraged to stop everything, activate their recovery and save their life. Next is the Yellow Zone, where the reader can begin to rebuild a life that was torn apart by addiction. Finally, the reader reaches the Green Zone, where he can enjoy a life a recovery and help others. Readers also learn how to use the Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple, yet very effective relapse prevention tool. The Recovery Zone System works hand-in-hand with the 12-step philosophy and all other recovery methods.
In addition, The Recovery Book covers new knowledge about addiction mechanisms and neuroplasticity, explaining how alcohol and drugs alter the brain. The authors outline a simple daily practice, called TAMERS, that helps people to use those same processes to “remold their brains” around recovery, eventually making sobriety a routine way of life.
Written by Al J. Mooney, M.D., a recovery activist who speaks internationally on recovery, and health journalists Catherine Dold and Howard Eisenberg, The Recovery Book covers all the latest in addiction science and recovery methods.
In 26 chapters and over 600 pages, The Recovery Book tackles issues such as:Committing to Recovery: Identifying and accepting the problem; deciding to get sober.Treatment Options: Extensive information on all current options, and how to choose a program.AA and other 12-Step Fellowships: How to get involved in a mutual-support group and what it can do for you.Addiction Science and Neuroplasticity: How alcohol and drugs alter pathways in the brain, and how to use the same processes to remold the brain around recovery.Relapse Prevention: The Recovery Zone ReCheck, a simple new technique to anticipate and avoid relapses.Rebuilding Your Life: How to handle relationships, socializing, work, education, and finances.Physical and Mental Health: Tips for getting healthy; how to handle common ailments. Pain Control: How to deal with pain in recovery; how to avoid a relapse if you need pain control for surgery or emergency care.Family and Friends: How you can help a loved one with addiction, and how you can help yourself.Raising Substance-Free Kids: How to “addiction-proof” your child. The Epidemic of Prescription Drugs: Now a bigger problem than illegal drugs.
Dr. Al J. Mooney has been helping alcoholics and addicts get their lives back for more than thirty years, using both his professional and personal experiences at his family’s treatment center, Willingway, and most recently through his work as medical director for The Healing Place of Wake County (NC), a homeless shelter.
The Recovery Book will help millions gain control of their mind, their body, their life, and their happiness.
Abnormal thinking in addiction was originally recognized by members of Alcoholics Anonymous, who coined the term "stinking thinking." Addictive thinking often appears rational superficially, hence addicts as well as their family members are easily seduced by the attendant--and erroneous--reasoning process it can foster.
In Addictive Thinking, author Abraham Twerski reveals how self-deceptive thought can undermine self-esteem and threaten the sobriety of a recovering individual. This timely revision of the original classic includes updated information and research on depression and affective disorders, the relationship between addictive thinking and relapse, and the origins of addictive thought. Ultimately, Addictive Thinking offers hope to those seeking a healthy and rewarding life recovery.
As a teenager, Amber is an overachieving student athlete who copes with her family's alcoholic tragedies by focusing on her achievements. It quickly takes a funny and dark turn when she starts to experiment with booze and ignores the warning signs of alcoholism. Through blackouts, cringe-worthy embarrassments, and pounding hangovers, she convinces herself that she “just likes to party.” She leaves her hometown of Pueblo, Colorado to follow her dreams, and ends up in New York City, spending lots of time binge drinking, passing out on trains, and telling jokes on stage. She then moves to Los Angeles, thinking sunshine and show business will save her. Eventually hitting rock bottom, she has a moment of clarity, and knows she has to stop drinking. It's now been seven years since that last drink, and she's ready to tell her story. Sober Stick Figure is adventurous, hilarious, sad, sweet, tragic—and ultimately inspiring.
About Drop the Rock, Second Edition
Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery--or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.
About Drop the Rock. . .The Ripple Effect
In this follow-up to Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects, Fred H. explores "the ripple effect" that can be created by using Step 10 to practice Steps 6 and 7 every day to avoid picking up "the rock"—also known as resentment, fear, and self-pity—again.
Drawing on his years of lecturing on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, Fred H. reveals Step 10 as the natural culmination of working the previous Steps, providing a crash course on renewing your recovery program through the daily practice of Twelve Step principles.
Drop the Rock. . .The Ripple Effect provides multiple perspectives from people successfully working a Twelve Step Program and shows Step 10 as a key to a sober life free of fear and resentment, and filled with serenity and gratitude.
In The Art of Balance: Staying Sane in an Insane World, life coach and psychotherapist David J. Bookbinder shows you how to stay on top of the forces that unbalance us, recover quickly if you get knocked down, and be prepared whenever life's unbalancers throw you a curve ball.
The Art of Balance doesn't just "give a man a fish," so he can eat that day. It teaches you how to fish. Time-tested self-help tools and techniques are integrated into a system that helps you create your own tools, develop your own techniques, refine your own strategies--and thereby become the master of your destiny.
This Cheat Sheet is a quick overview of the six-step system for restoring and maintaining life balance described in The Art of Balance: Staying Sane in an Insane World.
Drawing on philosophy, psychology, art, science, the wisdom of the rooms and existing Twelve Step and recovery literature ,Beyond Belief offers 365 one day musings with a 21st century slant at life in recovery. An index of over one hundred subjects, end notes and a bibliography offer readers extensive resources if they have a more in-depth appetite for a certain subject than offered by a one-page thought for the day.
John McAndrew, MDiv of Sensible Spirituality Associates, Palm Springs CA says, "Thank you Joe for this wonderful place to start each day. No arguments about God, no belief systems to defend or attack--just a wealth of rich, thoughtful reflections."
Ernest Kurtz, author of Experiencing Spirituality and Not God: A History of Alcoholics Anonymous, says, "The book is aimed at a general 12-Step readership, but it is mindful that there heretofore exists no such aids for unbelievers, freethinkers, and the unconventionally spiritual. Given that the latest Pew survey found that twenty percent of American people list their religion as 'None,' it is certainly time that the Recovery world took into consideration this population's needs. Beyond Belief addressees that need in a confident, non-aggressive way. I doubt that any believer will find anything objectionable in its pages. This believer, for one, finds much that is spiritually helpful.".
There is no end to new beginnings. If you have just set out on the journey of recovery with the Twelve Steps as your guideposts, or if you are beginning again with renewed spirit, these daily meditations will help you along your way, illuminating at every turn the simple beauty of the cornerstone concepts of recovery.By providing a year's worth of encouragement, reflection, and prayer, Keep It Simple gently integrates recovery wisdom into your everyday life with 366 simple action-for-the-day reminders.Like all the Hazelden meditation favorites, Keep It Simple is a dependable companion, extending a helping hand to those who seek a daily dose of strength, support, and guidance.
When Drop the Rock: Removing Character Defects was first published in 1999, it quickly became the standard resource for working Steps 6 and 7, two of the most challenging of the Twelve Steps for many people in recovery. Learning what it means to fully surrender character defects frees you to make amends with Steps 8 and 9, realize the Big Book’s “Promises,” and move on to Step 10.
In this new follow-up resource, Fred H. explores what he calls “the ripple effect” that can be created by using Step 10 to practice Steps 6 and 7 every day and avoid picking up “the rock” again. Drawing on his years of lecturing on the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous and Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, he reveals Step 10 as the natural culmination of working the previous Steps.
Sex Addicts Anonymous conveys a vision of hope for the addict through a recovery program based on the time-honored Twelve Steps that were initially proposed for alcoholics. A separate section of the book offers a variety of personal stories from individual members of the fellowship to illustrate the challenges and the hope of recovery.
A Day at a Time is an essential recovery tool for compulsive gamblers, these daily reflections and prayers offer us hope, support, and guidance throughout the year. It also addresses the issues and fears often faced by those of us in recovery.
Women's recovery can differ from men's, and each person's recovery is in many ways unique. That's why Stephanie Covington has designed this workbook A Women's Way Through the Twelve Steps to help a woman find her own path-and find it in terms especially suited to the way women experience not just addiction and recovery but also relationships, self, sexuality, and everyday life. Deepening and extending the lessons of a book that has helped countless women, this workbook makes A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps that much more measured, meaningful, and clear. Unlike many "rewritten" Twelve Step interpretations for women, this guide works with the original Step language, preserving its spirit and focusing attention on its healing message. In sections devoted to each of the Twelve Steps, Covington blends narrative, self-assessment questions focused on a feminine definition of terms such as "powerlessness" and "letting go," guided imagery exercises, and physical activities.Designed to be used in conjunction with A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps, this workbook helps deepen and extend understanding of the lessons taught there and further empowers each woman to take ownership of her recovery process as well as her growth as a woman.A clinician and past consultant at the Betty Ford Center, Stephanie S. Covington, Ph.D., L.C.S.W., is the author of A Woman's Way Through the Twelve Steps, Leaving the Enchanted Forest: The Path from Relationship Addiction to Intimacy, and Awakening Your Sexuality: A Guide for Recovering Women.
Recovery is an act of faith. An addict is promised healing and self-development through the rigors of counseling, treatment, therapy, and a Twelve Step program. With motivational guidance, addictive behaviors are abandoned, coping skills are learned, and sobriety is lasting. The cycle of addiction is broken by trusting in the process. This is the power of faith: a new way of life.
Co-author Karen Casey, who wrote the bestselling recovery classic Each Day a New Beginning, harnesses this power to transform life’s struggles into a devotional outlook. These heartfelt meditations encourage the optimism needed for continuous change. It doesn’t matter what we call the goodness we wish to be and see—God or otherwise. It only matters that we hold it in our hearts and affairs as we create a new life. That is the truest definition of a Higher Power.
Historically there have been few options available for individuals seeking help for treatment-resistant loved ones suffering from substance abuse. Co-author Dr. Robert Meyers spent ten years developing a treatment program that helps concerned significant others bth improve the quality of their lives and learn how to make treatment an attractive option for their partners who are substance abusers.
Get Your Loved One Sober describes this multi-faceted program that uses supportive, non-confrontational methods to engage substance abusers into treatment. Called Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), the program uses scientifically validated behavioral principles to reduce the loved one's substance use and to encourage him or her to seek treatment. Equally important, CRAFT also helps loved ones reduce personal stress and introduce meaningful, new sources of satisfaction into their life.
--CRAFT is more effective than other types of interventions.This breakthrough new system is sweeping the recovery field. This is its first introduction to the general public.
--Contains simple exercises readers can practice at their own pace, with no costly or heart-breaking interventions.
--Proven successful for numerous addictions, not just alcoholism.
Leo Galland, M.D.
Open this book and you will embark on a groundbreaking seven-week journey that will change your life. You will learn how to break your addiction to alcohol and end your cravings--and do it under your own power. Here, step-by-step, is a proven, seven-week program developed by Dr. Joan Matthews Larson at the innovative Health Recovery Center in Minneapolis, that subdues your body's addictive chemistry and puts you on the path to full recovery.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Each day holds its promise, and life's journey begins anew. Find inspiration and guidance for dealing with the challenges and new experiences of recovery in the writings in Each Day a New Beginning--from a woman who cares about others. Beloved author, Karen Casey, writes about self-esteem, friendships with other women, hope, attitudes about life and relationships, and more. Her words help bridge the gap between self and Higher Power, between loneliness and sharing the emotions of recovery.Each day's message begins with a quotation--from such exceptional women as Agatha Christie, Annie Dillard, Beverly Sills, Helen Keller, Maria Montessori, Adrienne Rich, Katharine Hepburn, Amelia Earhart, and many more--and ends with an affirmation, marshaling the feminine courage and spirit, wisdom and wit that make every day count.Almost three million recovering women turn to these meditations each day.
The author of the popular Food for Thought takes a fresh, in-depth look at the Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous. Each chapter carefully examines and interprets each of the individual Steps.
The potential of The 4 Decisions is to help you see the big picture that resides in the Vast View of Inspiration to which you may connect during this practice. It is a way to stay connected to the Vast View all throughout the day. Seeing beyond appearances, hearing what is being said behind the words – connecting with the quiet within you. How is this possible? The 4 Decisions is a tool to access our Inspired Mind which deepens your awareness of your relationship with this Boundless Love which is available to us all. Open to experiencing Love not just as an idea, theory, philosophy or metaphor but a Real, Living Presence – right in the grocery store! And here is the deal; Love truly does care about the “little things” and the “big things”. In fact, to Love, everything is a big thing because the state of your heart and mind from dawn to dusk and all through the night is your life, and your life is a very big deal. What we think, perceive, speak and do, either gives the experience of the anxiety and the sense of a less fulfilling and less meaningful life or gives the experience of the joy of a fuller and more purposeful life.
Okay, this sounds far reaching for such a simple practice, but that is the point. Inspiring Love is not separate, not far away. It is in the closest of hearts and the remotest of lands. Your willingness is the key. Experiment with even one word or phrase in the practice of The 4 Decisions; Pause and be willing to receive the Peace and Wisdom that is now yours to live and pass along.
This is a short, Inspiring and truly helpful read that can also be found as one of the four parts of the book, Pause For Inspiration.
Sponsorship is a rich and enduring part of tradition of Alcoholics Anonymous. Twelve Step Sponsorship delivers both the theory and practice--how to do it and why--in a clear, step-by-step presentation. Written by the author of Getting Started in AA, a widely acclaimed guide for the newcomer to the program of AA, Twelve Step Sponsorship is the first truly comprehensive look at sponsorship, a role recovering people benefit from both as sponsees and ultimately as sponsors. Twelve Step Sponsorship includes informative sections that deal with: finding a sponsor and being a sponsor.
Twelve Step Sponsorship offers a welcome reinforcement to the tradition of "passing it on" from one generation of sponsors to the next.
Stools and Bottles offers penetrating insights into the first four Steps from a well-known A.A. talk. The author, who also wrote The Little Red Book, describes a three-legged stool, the legs of which represents Steps One, Two, and Three. They support the seat, which symbolizes the alcoholic. An excellent aid to the daily application of the A.A. program. An old-time classic!
A Program for You clears our way for discovering positive, powerful answers to these questions. In the years since 1939, the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous, has guided millions in their search for a design for healthy living free of addictive behaviors. Now, two program old-timers share their years of intensive study of the Big Book, revealing the vitality of its message for those of us reading it today.This celebration of the basic text of Twelve Step recovery breathes new life into the Big Book's timeless wisdom. Thoroughly annotated line and page, written with down-to-earth humor and simplicity, and providing a contemporary context for understanding, A Program for You helps us experience the same path of renewal that Bill W. and the first on hundred AA members did.
Desperation drove her onto the streets, where she became “Lucy,” offering her body for cash to the first car to stop, risking arrest and, worse, the human predators—anything for her next fix. With her name on the police blotter, she eventually left the streets and offered her services to a high-class brothel. There she discovered hidden strengths, as well as parts of herself that frightened her.
Throughout, however hurt and dismayed, her family never abandoned her, and their acceptance and unyielding love helped her defeat the drug and leave her netherworld behind. In taut, devastating prose, Kate Holden recounts her journey with an emotional honesty and genuineness that will leave no reader untouched.
Wherever you are on your recovery journey, and however you define your Higher Power, you will find spiritual support in this special collection of prayers and inspirational readings.
This second edition of The 12 Step Prayer Book features 183 passages gleaned from Twelve Step meetings and adapted from common prayers and devotions. It includes:
--44 new prayers and readings
--a guide for daily reading
--traditional and best-loved recovery prayers, and
--Step and meeting prayers.
This book is an excellent accompaniment to Easy Does It: A Book of Daily Twelve Step Meditations.
An extraordinary reproduction of the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous, with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians.The Book That Started It All offers fresh insights into the history and foundation of the revolutionary Alcoholics Anonymous program. Reproduced in this elegant gift edition with essays and notes by a panel of celebrated AA historians, the original working manuscript is the missing link in our understanding of what transpired between AA founder Bill Wilson's first draft of Alcoholics Anonymous and the first published edition. In January 1939, Wilson and other AA founders distributed 400 copies of his typescript to everyone they could think of "who might be concerned with the problem of alcoholism," to test out the program. As the loan copies were returned, suggestions for revision were considered and written out in colored pencil on one master copy that was eventually submitted for publication.The many changes made in black, green, and red on page after page are shown here in their original form, revealing the opinions, debates, and discussions that went into making the Big Book.
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous form the cornerstone of one of the most effective programs for recovery from alcoholism. The steps have also been successfully adapted for use in the treatment of many other dependencies. This book brings together for the first time a series of short discussions that interpret each of the Twelve Steps--from the admission of individual powerlessness over alcohol that occurs in Step One, to the moral inventory of Step Four and the spiritual awakening of Step Twelve.Each discussion has a separate author, demonstrating the diversity of voices that is at the heart of AA, and each author provides insights that keep the steps fresh and meaningful, whether they've been read once or a hundred times.
"Time Alone With God: A Devotional Study for Discovering Renewed Hope in God," has eight different sections, many chapters, and tidbits of hope throughout the book. The first section is dealing with an unsettled circumstance or the moment of adversity…the time when we feel the weakest. From there, we go into a section that helps us to understand, what can allow us to fall further into despair or what can lead us into other traps set up by Satan and then we do a study on Satan and the plan he has for keeping us in despair.
As we come to the center of the book, we will study the things that will help us to view our trials in a different way, so we can see them through God’s eyes, instead of our own. From there, we learn in section five, how we can weaken evil and as we enter section six, we begin to take a new turn away from our despair and study the things that will bring us to a healing. From there, we will enter section seven and learn how we can continue to press on with God’s help, especially after overcoming a previous circumstance.
As we enter the final section of the book…section eight, we will study a renewed hope that can usher us into the presence of God. In this section, we will study the peace of God…the peace that can calm any new storm that may arise. Then we will study different forms of love that can bring renewed hope back into our lives and finally, we will view eternity, as the final step of our journey. In this chapter, we will study how important it is to remain close to God, especially during times of adversity and we will come to see, that each choice we make in life, can keep us doomed within our despair or our choice can be a means of God eternally lifting us out of despair.
We do not always understand the reasons for these moments of adversity but one thing we do know; is that with God in our lives, there is a way out… a means of walking beyond a powerful circumstance, to discover a greater connection with God!
Time Alone with God: A Devotional Study for Discovering Renewed Hope in God will lead you to words of wisdom; that come from a powerful God and will become one of the best motivational books you’ve ever read!