A Recovery Quilt

When I celebrated my fifth year of recovery my friend Miriam made a quilted wall hanging for me to mark that anniversary. She was five years ahead of me in recovery. Quilting was one of the passions that she’d reclaimed thanks to recovery and she...

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Facing Fear

We learn early in recovery that fear is the root of our character defects. We also know—before we even read the Big Book—that it was fear underneath our addictions. We were afraid of people, of social activities, of responsibilities and maybe...

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No New Amends

As long-term recovery continues, our step work also continues. Many of the things we did in step-work become life habits. Making amends is in that category. I talk about this in my book “Out of the Woods”. Over the last few years as I worked the...

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