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Sometimes the sayings you learn in recovery aren’t the ones hung on the walls of the meeting rooms or taken from the pages of sober ..read more
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I have posted more than once about the invaluable sober wisdom advocating “restraint of pen and tongue.” There is no doubt that when ..read more
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There is no saying more well known in recovery than “keep coming back.” It was the first  thing someone said to me at my first AA ..read more
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So grateful that my book has arrived at Politics and Prose in DC, and thankful to all the loved ones who helped make it possible. For ..read more
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I have alluded more than once in this space to the importance of practicing acceptance in recovery–and to the many proverbs and prayers ..read more
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You don’t have to be in recovery to see the wisdom in some, perhaps many, of our sober sayings. Here is a powerful one: “Our secrets ..read more
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Some circumstances in daily life require a lot of strength and positive energy if you want to get through them without behaving badly or ..read more
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One thing for which I am sincerely grateful is that my Higher Power never says “I told you so” or “How many times do I have to ..read more
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There are dozens if not hundreds of sayings in recovery: one for every conundrum and contingency. Here’s a sober proverb that is ..read more
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In recovery, we hear a lot about practicing loving detachment in our dealings with other people–especially when relationships become ..read more

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