Category Archives: Steps Eight and Nine

Healing Relationships


Hello everyone. As I nervously picked up the phone just now to speak with someone to whom I owe an amend, I remembered a “brilliant flash of the obvious” I had a few months ago regarding making amends to others. … Continue reading

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A New Freedom and a New Happiness


Hello everyone. Today, at the end of the Recovery Focusing group at work (Costa Rica Recovery Center), the group broke into spontaneous applause. They said it was for me. I almost started crying. I said, “It’s not me. It’s Focusing!” … Continue reading

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The Daily Turning Point


Hi Everyone. Each day, we face a choice: to return to acting out in an addictive way, or staying on the path of Recovery and enjoying our new freedom and happiness. Last week, in the Recovery Focusing group at work, … Continue reading

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