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by Duke
Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: I don't want to feel complacent but I do
Replies: 15
Views: 12939

Re: I don't want to feel complacent but I do

Hi Kris. Thanks for sharing. What I've found in my years in the program is that there is no one answer. In other words, sometimes what I need to raise my spirits is to increase my meetings. Sometimes, it's to get more exercise. I'm not being flippant about it. I'm completely serious. Meetings are no...
by Duke
Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:32 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Troublesome Character Defects
Replies: 12
Views: 7621

Re: Troublesome Character Defects

Good topic Mike. Thanks. I really like what Spirit Flower had to share. Frankly, the tendency to turn my defects into something other than simply my difficult emotional responses to life is strong. I give myself a lot of reminders that it's all about how I happen to feel getting in the way of my spi...
by Duke
Tue Aug 01, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: Thanks to You!
Replies: 7
Views: 4011

Re: Thanks to You!

What a privilege it's been to walk with you Paige. You are an important part of my program. I'm so happy you shared.
by Duke
Mon Jul 31, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Lied to my sponsor.. big time
Replies: 8
Views: 6477

Re: Lied to my sponsor.. big time

I've had more than one sponsee keep things like this from me. I appreciate your willingness to take responsibility for not being honest, but we wouldn't be much good as sponsors if we weren't willing to accept stuff like this without judgment or criticism. The thing I always tell those I'm working w...
by Duke
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: A.A. Birthdays!
Topic: one year sober
Replies: 5
Views: 2658

Re: one year sober

Congratulations Kim. Thanks for sharing it with us.
by Duke
Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Things people say
Replies: 15
Views: 8785

Re: Things people say

Nothing to fear Kathy Anne. Life becomes simpler. It's a good thing.
by Duke
Tue Jul 25, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Query on Herbal Medicine
Replies: 7
Views: 7477

Re: Query on Herbal Medicine

I'm not a chemist. Science was never my strong suit.
by Duke
Tue Jul 25, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: Query on Herbal Medicine
Replies: 7
Views: 7477

Re: Query on Herbal Medicine

My understanding is that ethanol used for extraction is entirely evaporated from the final product.
by Duke
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Resentment
Replies: 17
Views: 8625

Re: Resentment

I always figure there's a reason when the people that push my emotional defects buttons keep popping up in my face. There's a particular fellow in one of my groups that insists I'm his telephone and email sponsor (whatever that means), who is not one of my favorite people to be around. He asks quest...
by Duke
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Caffeine
Replies: 13
Views: 11183

Re: Caffeine

I agree with Brock. If it's bothering you, deal with it. If it's not, I wouldn't fuss about it. I gave up coffee and caffeinated sodas for tea, because I didn't like the effect they had on me. Maybe I'll do the same with tea someday, but it doesn't bother me and it's not particularly harmful, so, fo...
by Duke
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: Guest Book
Topic: new member
Replies: 4
Views: 2865

Re: new member

Congratulations Kim. It's sounds like you just need to pick one and stick with that. I had to reconstruct my anniversary date as well. I know I'm within a day, but after a while, you won't worry about it anymore.
by Duke
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Hello, familiar story and question
Replies: 5
Views: 2637

Re: Hello, familiar story and question

Welcome Janice. I don't know anyone who woke up one day and thought what a brilliant idea it would be to go to an AA meeting. I was scared at my first one, and prepared to walk out the minute they proved my fears coming in to be correct. Fortunately, they didn't and haven't. This is a great place to...
by Duke
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: For the Newcomer
Topic: Another newbie here
Replies: 8
Views: 3881

Re: Another newbie here

Welcome E. I hope you find support and useful information here.
by Duke
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Discussions
Topic: Is this considered cross talk?
Replies: 8
Views: 7307

Re: Is this considered cross talk?

My experience is that the more you try to manage people who want to complain about others, the longer and louder they complain. There's a lot of truth to the idea that lack of attention is the best way to deal with situations like this. If you have any amends to make, get them done. If not, let it g...
by Duke
Sat Jul 15, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: If It Doesn't Fit Anywhere Else
Topic: From A New Earth
Replies: 4
Views: 4105

Re: From A New Earth

Acceptance of the uncertainty and unpredictability of life is essential to my peace of mind. I work in the field of conflict resolution. It's been my experience that while most people accept this idea readily, they have no idea how to implement it. It seems that as long as it's a concept, it's accep...