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by PaigeB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Crashed and burned
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Crashed and burned

Thanks, everybody. Today has been good so far. I have been to an online meeting every night starting this past Sunday (the day after the ER trip), and I have been eating well and keeping my blood sugar under control. I have had a few cravings over the past two days, but I managed to stare them down...
by PaigeB
Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Step 11 - Meditation. A different meaning?
Replies: 5
Views: 71

Re: Step 11 - Meditation. A different meaning?

Welcome Fennmart!
by PaigeB
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sharing our story
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: Sharing our story

I have read some articles of the cathartic benefits of sharing from those in the field of psychiatry so its not just supported by antidotal evidence. The definition of anecdotal evidence is " evidence in the form of stories that people tell about what has happened to them" LOL I thought you meant t...
by PaigeB
Sun Sep 13, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Continue to watch for ...
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Continue to watch for ...

Go back to Page 67... where we learned how to handle such things. Though we did not like their symptoms and the way these disturbed us, they, like ourselves, were sick too. We asked God to help us show them the same tolerance, pity, and patience that we would cheerfully grant a sick friend. When a p...
by PaigeB
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:12 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Crashed and burned
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Crashed and burned

Chelle wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 5:38 pm
I've just celebrated 4 years a couple days ago
You helped me today . Thanks
Congrats Chelle! Good to see you again!
by PaigeB
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: "Recovery"
Replies: 7
Views: 72

Re: "Recovery"

I have wondered aboutthat book... I mean I never considered Brand to be a serious person, idk why - celebrity and all ... but I am glad to hear you read it and liked it!

Did he work the 12 Step of AA?
by PaigeB
Wed Sep 09, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?
Replies: 28
Views: 3673

Re: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?

Never a bad idea to get the doc in on things. It has been very stressful. "This too shall pass".

Also - it helps me when I take action. I heard a gal say it took her "Seven years and 30 minutes" to make an amend to an school friend. LOL - She wondered why she waited and suffered so long!
by PaigeB
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: The 12 Steps
Topic: Continue to watch for ...
Replies: 8
Views: 100

Re: Continue to watch for ...

My sponsor just asked me tonight if I have been keeping up with the regular inventory process and... well, I guess not so much. I know I need to get back into the regular habit of doing it.
by PaigeB
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sharing our story
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: Sharing our story

I have read some articles of the cathartic benefits of sharing from those in the field of psychiatry so its not just supported by antidotal evidence. I do think that their is a diminishing benefit to me after having shared dozens of times in numerous groups. I am not sure if their is much more to g...
by PaigeB
Tue Sep 08, 2020 12:06 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Crashed and burned
Replies: 11
Views: 123

Re: Crashed and burned

Hi, gang. It’s been a while, and I’m back after a humiliating defeat. I'll quote a friend here: We don't shoot our wounded . I can say with confidence "WE are glad you are back." Just yesterday I had a bit of a moment myself. 2 nights in a row I had annoying drinking dreams and was generally being ...
by PaigeB
Mon Sep 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Sharing our story
Replies: 15
Views: 138

Re: Sharing our story

The Steps are the way to sobriety for me. I heard it all the time "Get a sponsor - work the Steps - Keep coming back" and I took that advice. It worked for me. So all I really KNOW is what I have experienced. I think that others too wish to offer what they have experienced. If that experience is AA,...
by PaigeB
Mon Sep 07, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?
Replies: 28
Views: 3673

Re: CoronaVirus - How can we be helpful?

The only thing that helps me is Skype calls with friends. Unfortunately I am not working at the moment and I have too much free time which I do not know how to spend productively... Lots of ways to keep AA in with some Speaker Stories - I like XA speakers. Also many books can be read in these borin...
by PaigeB
Sun Sep 06, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Becoming Sober in a family full of denial
Replies: 5
Views: 65

Re: Becoming Sober in a family full of denial

Just because they aren't talking doesn't mean they are not listening. You ARE Setting an example and paving the way should one of them reach Desperation Crossroads. For now, for them to speak up would be to acknowledge their own issues and you, of all people, know how difficult and painful that can ...
by PaigeB
Wed Sep 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: Good afternoon!
Replies: 5
Views: 138

Re: Good afternoon!

Hello! And welcome!
by PaigeB
Mon Aug 31, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Only now, after I lost pretty much everything...
Replies: 7
Views: 115

Re: Only now, after I lost pretty much everything...

Yes, I am interested. Good. What they told me is "Get a sponsor. Work the Steps. Go to meetings." That is what I did and I am here, 10+ years later, and I have a life worth living. Things that used to seem insurmountable are now easily processed through without a drink. H. Honesty O. Open-mindednes...