August 20th Meditation of the Day

Survival Traits “The safe harbor we find in ACA meetings is the starting point for transforming our survival traits.” BRB p. 112 The dysfunction we grew up with grabbed hold of many of us with such powerful claws that we learned to perform to suit the...

July 26th Meditation of the Day

Step Two “Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.” BRB p. 130 Our parents had been our gods. This is normal for children because parents are their primary support system. As adults, many of us had not progressed past...

July 25 Meditation of the Day

Feelings “People want recovery, but they prefer it be pain free. That is understandable, but unfortunately, identifying and feeling our feelings is a part of healing.” BRB Introduction p. xxiii “Feelings? What are those?!” As children from...

July 24th Meditation if the Day

Indecision “Children of alcoholics are paralyzed by indecision when trying to separate emotionally from their homes.” BRB p. 87 When we started telling our story in ACA, we may have felt like we were betraying everything we had ever known, and we were...

July 23rd Meditation For The Day

Grief and Childhood  “Genuine grieving for our childhood ends our morbid fascination with the past and lets us return to the present, free to live as adults. Confronting years of pain and loss at first seems overwhelming.” BRB p. 83 We may have been...