Having a Sponsor – Early Recovery

What Is Sponsorship?  Why do Twelve Step programs suggest having a sponsor and what is our relationship with a sponsor (mentor, teacher, guide, or all?) Sponsorship as defined by the 12 Step programs is a formalized relationship between two people in recovery, one who guides the other as s/he goes through the twelve steps, reads…

Heroes in Recovery

Last year I was invited to send my story into Heroes In Recovery.  I was reluctant. Again with the ego; “I am not young so my story won’t be “relevant”, my recovery journey is not unique enough”  and so on.  I was indulging in the ego of “less than”-as poisonous and misleading and as selfish as the ego…

My Recovery Is Like A Shark

I was talking to a woman the other day about being active in our recovery program, doing “the footwork”; reading, working the steps, going to meetings, meeting with others, finding ways to be of service in the program and so on.  We were sharing the things we do to keep our practice of the program…