Friday, February 12, 2016

Call Recovered About Step 6

On Tuesday, February 16,  2016, The Recovery Topic is Step 6.  Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.
 
Step 6 address the issue of our readiness to have removed the defects of character we identified in Step 4. After the hard work of the previous two steps, this step seems quick and easy. Not much is required in terms of action, but a great deal is required emotionally and spiritually. This Step asks us whether we are willing or not to to behave different.
 
If we do not recognize a problem, we cannot solve it. Step 6 allows us to see the problem.  Step 6 focuses our attention on our willingness to give up defects of character, even defects that we enjoy. But we know that all character defects can lead us back to our addictions, even the character defects that we like. Step 6 allows us the ability to see even those pleasurable defects and encourages us to find a spiritual solution.
 
Let's talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):
 
What does the term “defects of character” mean to you?
What are some of the character defects that you wanted to be rid of?
What character defect did you want to hold onto?
 
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Call Recovered About Step 6

Step 6 address the issue of our readiness to have removed the defects of character we identified in Step 4. After the hard work of the previous two steps, this step seems quick and easy. Not much is required in terms of action, but a great deal is required emotionally and spiritually. This Step asks us whether we are willing or not to to behave different.

If we do not recognize a problem, we cannot solve it. Step 6 allows us to see the problem.  Step 6 focuses our attention on our willingness to give up defects of character, even defects that we enjoy. But we know that all character defects can lead us back to our addictions, even the character defects that we like. Step 6 allows us the ability to see even those pleasurable defects and encourages us to find a spiritual solution.

Let's talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):

What are some of the character defects that you wanted to be rid of?
What character defect did you want to hold onto?

Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST as we record the show.  Join the fun and be part of the show.

If you would like to listen to the live stream of the show on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm EST, just tap Recovered Chat and Live Stream

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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Step 5 - Recovered 674


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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

In this step, we admit to God, to ourselves, and to another person the exact nature of the wrongs we have committed as the result of our character defects.  It is one thing to admit these wrongs and defects secretly to ourselves and quite another to write them down on paper and see them in black and white.  It is still humbling to admit them to another human being.  That final admission makes them more real and more painful to us, while, at the same time, removes some of their power.

Step five is another action Step and ego-deflating experience.  The AA Twelve and Twelve tells us that “scarcely any Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety and peace of mind than this one.”  Although all of the Twelve Steps deflate our ego,, “when it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five.”  

What was your understanding of this step early in your program?

What is it now?

How long did it take for you to first attempt your Fifth step?

How long did it take once you started?

What were some of the barriers to you starting the Fifth Step?

What were some of the barriers to completing your Fifth Step?

What is Ego deflation is relation to Step 5 and how does that help in your recovery?

What is rigorous honesty and why is that important to you?

When you took your Fifth Step, what were that patterns of your behavior?

What part of your character did you want to change?

How did you choose who heard your Step 5?

What qualities did you want?

What are the objectives of Step 5 for you?

Clyde From Shelby Township

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Alex from Austin

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Marty from Canton

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Justin from LA

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Did you see a relationship between your wreckage of the past and your character defects?

Did you identify behaviors of your past that you wanted to put in the past and start clean?

What about guilt and remorse, did you experience this?  Did Step 5 help make this a positive?

What about forgiveness, did you feel this for others?  Yourself?

Did this Step help you become free of the past?  How?

What would you say to the new guy about step 5?


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Friday, February 5, 2016

Call Recovered About Step 5

This week, the Recovered Podcast will continue our step study journey.  On Tuesday, February 9,  2016, The Recovery Topic is Step 5.  Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

In this step, we admit to God, to ourselves, and to another person the exact nature of the wrongs we have committed as the result of our character defects.  It is one thing to admit these wrongs and defects secretly to ourselves and quite another to write them down on paper and see them in black and white.  It is still humbling to admit them to another human being.  That final admission makes them more real and more painful to us, while, at the same time, removes some of their power.

Step five is another action Step and ego-deflating experience.  The AA Twelve and Twelve tells us that “scarcely any Step is more necessary to longtime sobriety and peace of mind than this one.”  Although all of the Twelve Steps deflate our ego,, “when it comes to ego deflation, few Steps are harder to take than Five.”

Let's talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe (especially if you are outside the Unites States) or call 1-734-288-7510 and answer the following question(s):

Who did you do your Step 5 with?
What did you learn about yourself in Step 5?

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Step 4 - Recovered 672


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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

The Fourth Step brings us to a specific course of action that the AA Big Book describes as “vigorous.”  It is a “personal house-cleaning which many of had never attempted.”  The Fourth Step strengthens the decision we made in the Third Step and helps us carry it out.  According to the AA Big Book, unless we make a “strenuous effort to face, and to be rid of, the things in ourselves which have been blocking us,” our decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understand Him can “have little permanent effect.”

The Fourth Step is necessary to continue the progress we have made in the first three Steps.   The AA Big Book uses the analogy of taking a business inventory to describe our Fourth Step work.  The purpose of an inventory is to identify the stock that is old, obsolete or spoiled so that it can be thrown out and replaced with stock that can be used or sold.  Our moral inventory serves the same purpose.

What was your understanding of this step early in your program?

What is it now?

How long did it take for you to first attempt your fourth step?

How long did it take once you started?

What were some of the barriers to you starting the Fourth Step?

What were some of the barriers to completing your Fourth Step?

What is an inventory and what is its purpose?

What does the term searching and fearless mean to you?

Why moral inventory?

We Have Calls

Clyde

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Tony

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Why should the inventory be written?

What format did you use?

What is a resentment and why is it the number one offender?

What would you say to the new person about Step 4?


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Friday, January 29, 2016

Michael Weinberger Interview - Recovered 671


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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

Today I am joined with Michael Weinberger

A Plan For Living

Michael is a husband father entrepreneur

and Michael successfully navigates his busy life

with unparalleled optimism.

But, like many of our Recovered Podcast listeners, Michael navigates life with plenty of obstacles and challenges

and that is the subject of this episode

Michael has battled Bipolar depression and an eating disorder.

Through Michael's life experiences, he has developed some coping skills that he Would like to share with the Recovered Podcast audience.

Michael, welcome to the stdio, welcome to the Recovered podcast

Do you participate in any 12-step recovery program?

Michael please, let our listeners hear some of your story

Where did you get the idea of the website apalnforliving.com?

What are your goals for aplanforliving.com?

Why did you laumch aplanforliving.com?

What are some of the features of the site?

What is The Happiness Formula?

What is Mindfulness?

Tell us some website tools to assist in developing these skills?

Who is the targeted audience?

What do you hope that users will get out of using your website?

Does it cost?

What other sites do you use/like?

Why is aplanforliving.com important?

What are some misconceptions of mental illness?

What are some misconceptions of eating disorders?

How do you use the 12-step plan of recovery?

What is the number one reason why people with mental illness don’t get help?

What is the number 1 reason why people with eating disorders don’t get help?

What would you say to someone who is battling depression and doesn’t know what to do?

What would you say to someone who is eating disorders and doesn’t know what to do?


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