How DA Restores Sanity

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Thought for today: What does DA mean when we talk about “insanity”?  In DA terms, it is insane to think that we can use credit cards like normal people. The fellowship of DA can help us live without credit cards.  We can use cash, track our numbers, and review our spending habits with others in the […]

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Freedom From Worry

Worry overwhelms many of us but doesn't have to

Thought for today: Every minute we spend worrying unnecessarily about our lives cheats us of this current moment.  How can we stop that? When a new awareness comes to us, it is a “trigger event” that something needs to be looked at.  Problems occur when we inadequately address the event – denying it, misinterpreting it, or overreacting to it. […]

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Life Can Be Scary. DA Can help.

Thought for today: The natural state of a compulsive debtor is that of binge-charging on credit cards and store credit.  So if we have a slip, what do we do? Sometimes we mess up financially.  Sometimes life seems unfair to us.  Sometimes people are abusive.  A job is lost.  A loved one is lost.  Property is […]

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How to Maximize Life Through Minimalism

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Thought for today: We have learned in DA that there is abundance in our Higher Power if we are open to it.  There is plenty of time, money and love for all of us. By the same token, we are better off with fewer more precious items – a more minimalistic lifestyle.  Our quality of life […]

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When “Will Power” Is A Good Thing

"I experienced timelessness on this vacation. Now that I am back, I feel more clear and energized than ever."

Thought for today: The Twelve Steps help us find a Spiritual Awakening.  They are in the order they are in for a reason. For example, we need to “come to believe” before we can turn ourselves over to the power.  But what does DA mean when it says we need to “turn our will and our lives over […]

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Protecting DA From Us

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Thought for today: We are not a secret society.  Through the Traditions of AA, we have found that people are better off not publicly proclaiming their affiliation with DA.  Not for our sake, but for DA’s sake, do we want to not align with a person’s opinions outside of DA, which will inevitably come to […]

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Our Common Welfare Depends on Putting Principles Before Personalities

Our common welfare depends on DA unity

Thought for today: When a DA group joins together in unity to carry its message, it attracts newcomers.  If a DA group is fractious, with members publicly working against each other during meetings, it hurts the group, and DA. We must stay vigilant against becoming self-important or overbearing.  DA has brought us solvency, and we must […]

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“How Do I Practice These Principles in All My Affairs?”

...we tried to carry this message to compulsive debtors, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

Thought for today: The Twelve Steps are tools to help us find a life again.  We can finally place first things first, and improve our attitude in the face of life’s frustrations.  We have found a new basis for living, a formula that works in spite of tough times. We can’t deny that there are forces that […]

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21 Affirmations to Attract Prosperity, Happiness, and Healing in Step 11

As we affirm, we experience our Higher Power more deeply.

Thought for today: Affirmations help shape our consciousness.  In the Eleventh Step, we can use affirmations to reinforce where we want to be. A member shares: “When I use affirmations, I start to feel more relaxed and empowered.  Affirmations that speak to my heart seem inspired by my ‘Higher Power’, providing me clear guidance on the best place […]

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Maintaining Solvency With Step 10

We express gratitude when we appreciate the beauty around us.

Thought for today: Step Ten is simple.  We’ve already done each piece of it in Steps 4-9.  And it helps keep us on track in maintaining our solvency. In the earlier Steps, we’ve taken a moral inventory, shared it with our Higher Power and another human being.  We’ve become entirely ready to remove our shortcomings, […]

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