Sobriety in HawaiiMeet Ron


Seldom, or perhaps never, does a marriage develop into an individual relationship smoothly and without crises; there is no coming to consciousness without pain.  --Carl Jung We don't seek perfect relationships in marriage or in other places in … [Read more]

American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths

American Society Would Collapse If It Weren’t for These 8 Myths studiostoks / Shutterstock Our society should’ve collapsed by now. You know that, right? No society should function with this level of inequality (with the possible exception … [Read more]

A Date With Destiny? AA Grapevine October 1944

A Date With Destiny? AA Grapevine October 1944    Somebody once said, "As much as you may grow, as many recoveries as there may be, I think the eventual by-products of A.A. will be greater than A.A. itself." Everywhere now, we hear such remarks. … [Read more]

Neil Tyson ” BEYOND BELIEF” … [Read more]

‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America

‘Nothing on this page is real’: How lies become truth in online America Christopher Blair, 46, sits at his desk at home in Maine and checks his Facebook page, America’s Last Line of Defense. He launched the political-satire portal with other … [Read more]

Wants and Needs

Wants and Needs So many of us have been brainwashed to think that we can't have what we want in life. That is the belief of the martyr. It is born of deprivation and fear. Identifying what we want and need, then writing it down, sets in motion … [Read more]

Science and Religion

The most important function of art and science is to awaken the cosmic religious feeling and keep it alive.  --Albert Einstein There is no need to be concerned about a conflict between science and the spiritual life. People have turned to the … [Read more]

The 12 Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous

The 12 Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous The 12 Concepts of Alcoholics Anonymous To understand the concepts of AA you have to dig deep or attend a workshop/step speaker series on these important components of the program. A lot of groups don't … [Read more]

Dr. Bob’s Last Message

Dr. Bob's Last Message Presented at The First International Conference of Alcoholics Anonymous July 28 - 30, 1950 at Cleveland, Ohio In Memoriam Dr. Robert Holbrook Smith August 8, 1879 - November 16, 1950 Co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous "My … [Read more]

RESENT SOMEBODY/the spirit of judgment/Letting Our Anger Out

RESENT SOMEBODY   The moment you start to resent somebody you become their slave. They control your dreams, absorb your digestion, rob you of your peace of mind and good will, take away the pleasure of your work. They ruin your spirituality and … [Read more]

On Gratitude:

On Gratitude: "To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives - the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, … [Read more]

Accepting Love/Normally, we do not so much look at things as overlook them. 

Accepting Love Many of us have worked too hard to make relationships work; sometimes those relationships didn't have a chance because the other person was unavailable or refused to participate. To compensate for the other person's unavailability, … [Read more]

The Fundamentals–In Retrospect – Dr. Bob

AA Grapevine - September 1948   The Fundamentals--In Retrospect - Dr. Bob   THE feeling that one belongs to and has a definite personal part in the work of a growing and spiritually prospering organization for the release of the alcoholics of … [Read more]

Being Gentle with Ourselves During Times of Grief

I resolve to meet evil courageously, but when even a small temptation cometh, I am in sore straits. That which seemeth trifling sometimes giveth rise to a grievous temptation.  --Thomas a' Kempis   Even in recovery, we know we are vulnerable, … [Read more]

Self-Disclosure /Loneliness – AA Has the Answer 

Self-Disclosure    Learning to gently reveal who we are is how we open ourselves up to love and intimacy in our relationships.  Many of us have hidden under a protective shell, a casing that prevents others from seeing or hurting us. We do not … [Read more]

December 1986 Grapevine God Is Picking on Me 

AA Grapevine  December 1986 God Is Picking on Me  I get up in the morning, wobble into the bathroom, open the medicine cabinet, take out the toothpaste, and unscrew the cap. The cap falls on the floor.   I lean down, retrieve it, and as I … [Read more]