Where is My Higher Power In This?

Looking at ourselves

Thought for today: When it comes to the disease of compulsive debting, there are no “unique” stories.  The same “debt-a-log” gets told over and over in the rooms of DA; only the names and faces change. In this sense, the disease is boring; it always blinds us to light, leaving us to whither, get angry, lash out or nash in […]

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4 Ideas To Start Off the New Year


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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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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How to Stay in “Fit Spiritual Condition” and T.H.I.N.K.

Thought for today: Relationships are not like a cracked phone screen that we can bring to a kiosk in the mall to get fixed.  It takes time to process the feelings we have about the people in our lives. When life brings about extreme feelings and we want to retaliate, DA Step Ten helps.  We can check […]

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“What Should I Do With My Anger At Work?”

Thought for today: When taking an inventory of character defects, “Resentment is the ‘number one’ offender.” says the book, “Alcoholics Anonymous”.  So too with compulsive debtors! “[Resentment] destroys more alcoholics than anything else. From it stem all forms of spiritual disease, for we have been not only mentally and physically ill, we have been spiritually sick. […]

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Simplicity and Minimalism as Spiritual Tools

Thought for today: “Simplify, simplify!”  Thoreau said.  Living simply is liberating and profitable, if you release belongings on your terms, and you value what is left. A member shares: “I used to collect clutter.  Paper copies of every utility bill I had ever gotten filled several cartons.  Books I never even liked, and would never read, piled up in my closet. […]

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April 13, A Simple Technique to Declutter Your ‘My Documents’ Folder And Be Able to Find Anything

Though for today: A member shares: “I am a writer and I use my computer for personal and business purposes.  The other day I realized that  my ‘My Documents’ folder was a mile long and I couldn’t find an important script I had written, so I knew I had to do something fast to find it. […]

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