043: Losing Your Balance & Inspirational reading 1/29 “It’s Physical”

In this Episode

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00:50 Losing Your Balance
I’ve gained and lost five sponsors/action partners in various 12-Step programs over the past year. I’m feeling some fresh pain around this topic so I thought it was worth exploring. I talk about how unsettling it is to lose relationships in recovery, whether it’s a sponsor, action partner, or just someone in your network of support, and how to regain your balance despite the loss.

10:25 Inspiration from the Daily Reader for Compulsive Debtors and Spenders: January 29th: “It’s Physical”

Resources Mentioned in this Podcast Episode

The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous on page 417 of the 4th Edition:

Acceptance is the answer to ALL of my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing or situation- some fact of my life- unacceptable to me, and I can find no serenity until I accept that person, place, thing, or situation as being exactly the way it is supposed to be at this moment. Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God’s world by mistake. Until I could accept my alcoholism, I could not stay sober; unless I accept my life completely on life’s terms, I cannot be happy. I need to concentrate not so much on what needs to be changed in the world as on what needs to be changed in me and in my attitudes.

The Movie Annie Hall

Music Attribution

“Life of Riley” (Intro and Outro), “Carpe Diem,” “Danger Storm,” “Dreamy Flashback,” “Hyperfun,” “Fluffing a Duck Transition” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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