12 Steps

May, 2018
Personal Inventory: Step Four

Personal Inventory: Step Four

Make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves- Step Four of the Twelve. If you dissect this step word for word it is quite amazing what it is saying. It is to seek without fear, within ourselves for our personal rights or wrongs. In essence, it is about taking ownership of our actions. It is about letting go of blame and excuses. I wish the word honest was in...Read More
April, 2018
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Trust; Developing Trust

Developing Trust Most of us live our lives as though something external will bring us the safety and the peace that we seek. Nothing could be farther from the truth. There are not enough cars, women/men, houses, or a good enough job to complete that task. Why? They are all temporary. We perceive things as our completion. We say to ourselves, “The right car, house, spouse or job will make...Read More
April, 2018
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March 2018 – Coming To Believe Summary

Watch and listen as I summarize our amazing guests, conversations, blogs, etc for the month of March – COMING TO BELIEVE.  
March, 2018
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Healing History Your Story

After Coming to Believe, no matter how minimally, we sometimes without realizing it, begin to look for reasons that hope can be real. Most importantly we look for ways to trust that hope is real. Our history is totally based on our perception of our story. Connecting with hope in the second step and starting to trust in the third step which, to make a decision to turn our will...Read More
March, 2018
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Believe

By the time most of us get to the place in our lives where we seek help in the Twelve Steps we feel beaten, defeated, and lost. Believing in ourselves seems almost impossible. By that time believing in anything becomes extremely difficult. Usually, we have chased after every external energy we could find to try to make our insides feel alive again. The pain and desperation of just trying to...Read More
March, 2018
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The Morph Process: Step Two

“We came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” When I first got involved with the rooms of the Twelve Steps, I was told pretty early on, “Go through these steps word for word with a dictionary and do not assume you know what the step as a whole is trying to say until you do so.” I first checked out in the dictionary...Read More
March, 2018
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The Twelve Steps

Powerlessness to Empowered I have been in twelve step recovery for over thirty-three years. I have dissected them, turned them upside down and sideways to get everything that I possibly can out of them. In the beginning, the first step was all that mattered. I was powerless and to me, that was all there was to it. I dug into the spiritual aspect of those same twelve steps. What I...Read More
February, 2018
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The First Step Morphed – Morph Into A New You Process

The 12 Step Focus Having been involved with the Twelve Step communities for over 30 years, I believed from the very beginning that the Twelve Steps should be available to everyone and that anyone could benefit from them. Within all of the Twelve Step fellowships, there is a focus on the particular form of the addiction; alcohol, drugs, sex, gambling, food or relationships and the list goes on and on....Read More
February, 2018
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Power of the Mind: Where All Healing Occurs

The first step to inner healing in all of the Twelve Step programs begin with, “We admit that we were powerless over…” At that point depending on which of the addictions seem to be your particular issue they identify possible roots to the issue of the addiction whether it be drugs, alcohol, sex, gambling, food etc. the list can go on. In the book Alcoholics Anonymous, the predecessor to all...Read More
February, 2018
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Morph Into A New You: Our Purpose & Our Process

Just over a year ago I began my podcast experience opening many doors for me and I have learned so much from my guests. Having been in hot pursuit of my own recovery for over thirty-three years, all of the work I’ve done has taught me that only one thing has actually changed and in almost every area of my life… my own thinking. When at first we named the...Read More