4 Ideas To Start Off the New Year

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Thought for today: The end of the year is the perfect time to focus on where we’ve been and where we want to be. The destination is the journey.  It’s a more pleasant journey when we know where we want to go. A member shares: “When the year begins, it helps me to take an inventory on where I’ve been and where […]

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12 Principles in the 12 Steps

Affirmations reach upward

Thought for today: When we wake up, it takes time.  Time to transition.   When we are willing to try something new, we realize we may not do it perfectly.  So when we talk about having a spiritual awakening and trying to practice its lessons in our daily lives, we realize its not a one […]

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Releasing What Blocks Us From Our Higher Power

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Thought for today: Step Eleven encourage us to grow in understanding, knowledge and power.  It asks us to think about spiritual ideals with an open mind.  It asks us to listen for our answers and learn. DA Step 11: 11. Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, […]

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“3 Ways Step 10 Helps Our Solvency and Serenity”

Looking at ourselves

Thought for today: Step Ten is a simple tool to help us understand how we are doing, and to identify opportunities to improve our lives.  Our solvency and serenity improve as we make Step Ten a daily habit. DA Step 10: 10. Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it. A member shares: “I […]

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3 Types of Amends In Step 9 That Can Heal Past Wounds

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Thought for today: It’s embarrassing to have to admit when we are wrong.  It blows our image of ourselves.  But better to suffer a little embarrassment if it helps maintain our solvency and serenity in the long run. DA Step 9: 9. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would […]

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Preparing to Make Peace With Step 8

The world around us is full of wonder if we stop to see it.

Thought for today: We come to DA to find answers to our debts.  We look for a quick fix.   They tell us to keep track of our expenses and earnings.  Not the fix we were hoping for, but OK, we’ll go along with the idea, because we’ve exhausted the alternatives. We find that the answer […]

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The Paradox of Strength From Humility, In Step 7

Letting Go

Thought for today: Humility is the answer to many of life’s problems, but we rarely see that when we are in the midst of troubling times. When we finally pocket our pride we can find new answers to old scenarios. DA Step 7 7. Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings. A member shares: “I had a lot of […]

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Shedding The Attitudes That Hold Us Back Using Step 6

Affirmations reach upward

Thought for today: Taking a personal inventory isn’t for sissies.  The defects of character we uncover can bring feelings of shame, remorse, fear.  That’s why we took the Fifth Step with another human being who had been through the Steps and who knew what we were trying to carry out. Sharing our inventory with another person in the […]

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How Sharing Honestly With the Right Person In Step 5 Helps

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Thought for today: Being honest takes a deliberate effort.  We need to acknowledge our inner thoughts and share them transparently with another human being. Step Five asks us to bring the lessons learned from the Fourth Step into our relationship with another human being, with our Higher Power, and with ourselves.  The relationship between all three […]

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Step 4’s Lessons: The Bedrock of Financial and Spiritual Recovery

"Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves"

Thought for today: When we were debting, life was full of anxiety.  Now, if we want to clear the emotional wreckage of the past, we need to take a fearless moral inventory.   We need to  carefully consider the recurring themes in our lives that have caused emotionally disruption.  When we look inside in this new way, it helps our outer […]

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