I proposed this question via email today to some of my friends who I work with in SAL. Here’s how the email went: Hey guys, Thanks for the meeting on Saturday. Per the conversation we had, I wanted to at least start an email that may soon turn into an online conversation, blog, or forum. […]
Archives for February 2016
How to Live Step 12 in Addiction Recovery
I haven’t written in this journal for a few days. I did have a chance to write the other day on my phone, and this is what I shared: Third Step Prayer God, I offer myself to Thee – to build with me and to do with me as Thou wilt. Relieve me of the […]
Have I Really Been in Recovery from My Addictions?
I feel pretty sick to my stomach for a couple reasons this morning: Becky and I had a talk last night about how things went with Adam Moore. I could tell from when I saw her after the meeting that it was really emotional. Apparently, the whole online affair subject has been opened back up: […]
Mapping Out My Day One Task at a Time
I’ve had a busy morning with the Somerset property and quite a long night last night with Tyson. He is getting better but woke up almost every hour… I’m feeling better today. Beck met with Adam Moore and it seemed to go well. She said he’s really good at just listening and letting things set […]
The HALT and How it Effects Me in Recovery
H – Hungry A – Angry L – Lonely T – Tired If I am being honest about where I am today in recovery, I would say the A, L and especially the T are there for me. I feel the anger has been more triggered from the tiredness and loneliness, but I have not […]
Doing the Will of God – What Does That Mean?
From my writing from yesterday, I wanted to dig deeper regarding “Doing the will of God.” Questions that come to mind: How do I know what the will of God is for me right now? How do I not confuse my will with God’s? Does God have a will for me in everything I do? When do […]
The Focus on Feelings
What am I feeling today? We are in Arizona with Becky’s family. Sometimes when we’re with them like this, I don’t feel very connected emotionally to Becky. I had to let Daniel go as a sponsee in the 90 day program last night. I got a bunch of notifications from my server about hacking on […]
What Does It Mean to Be Humble & How Can I Be More Humble?
To me, being humble means being grateful, but I’m sure there’s more to it than that. Who in the scriptures was known as someone who was humble? Jesus Christ Moses Ammon Alma the Younger Job Nephi Captain Moroni Lehi These are some that come to mind. What did they do to show their humility? How […]
The Importance of Living in the Present
Today is a new day in recovery. Today I feel excited about living in recovery. I have a lot to do, but I wanted to get to my study before jumping in to anything else. What am I feeling today? I wrote an email to my sponsee with the new check-in details. I added what […]
Focusing on Recovery Instead of on Not Acting Out
Yesterday I wrote about our meeting with Adam Moore and the new form of check-in that Becky and I implemented. It went really well. We didn’t stay to the 5-7 minute idea because we started at 9:00 at night, but both of us feel it’s a much more thorough way to check-in and evaluate the […]