Description : Being of service is essential to staying sober and can add a new level of perspective and gratitude to your life. Learn about the power of Step 12 and how to weave service into your day-to-day. “Nothing will so much insure immunity from drinking as intensive work with other alcoholics. It works when other activities fail. This is our twelfth suggestion: Carry this message to other alcoholics! You can help when no one else can. You can secure their confidence when others fail.”—Alcoholics AnonymousThe culmination of all of the steps, Step 12 calls on each of us to complete our transformation from a self-centered existence fueled by addiction to one of joy and freedom through service to others. In Walk the Talk with Step 12 Gary K. explores the the history of Step 12 and redefines what it means to practice this critical step in modern times. Through inspiring testimonials, including the author’s own dramatic story as a survivor of 9/11, we learn how a life of service extends far beyond helping other alcoholics and addicts, and reveals the power of such practices as honesty, tolerance, and love in stabilizing and supporting long term recovery.With passion and insight, Gary K. incites each of us—sponsors and sponsees, newcomers and old timers alike—to define our own paths of service and experience the rewards of community and connection.
Description : Clean and sober twenty days or twenty years -- it makes no difference. We all need a little help every once in a while. Barb Rogers has been sober for a long time. And she knows that doesn’t make a difference -- what makes a difference is that she’s clean and sober today. Rogers' newest book offers true stories from real life people. Their addictions have led them to a 12-step program. Yet, in working the program, they have found, as the saying goes, things are simple but not always easy. The important thing is -- no matter what difficulties we have with any of the steps -- is to keep working the steps, as many times as it takes. There is no perfection, there is no goal, there is only walking the talk, one day at a time. In 12 Steps That Can Save Your Life, Barb Rogers once again offers down-home sensible advice, along with stories a struggling reader can identify with. Twelve step programs are neither cult, curse or cure. They work because they are ongoing, because of the focus is inward and outward, and because people recognize that their lives are better when they work them.
Description : The 12 step Guide to crime free living. We are establishing improvements to the book Monthly as we vote for additions and deletions of material from our members. If you are a recovering member of Gangsters Anonymous and would like to have your story mentioned in our Gold Book please send your story to [email protected] or 2245 East Colorado Blvd P.O. Box 104-112 Pasadena, Ca 91107 A NEW MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT: Lamp Village Meeting 5th and Crocker Los Angeles, CA. Inside the beautiful SKID ROW.
Description : Twenty five years of recovery and working the steps; I decided to share my experience, knowledge, strength and hope. I managed to maintain sobriety one day at a time, by being brutally honest, learning the meaning of the spiritual principles in the 12 steps, education, therapy and a strong desire to help others achieve recovery/sobriety. There is more to recovery than just abstinence, recovery opens up a whole new magnificent world to explore and enjoy. Benjamin Johnson Author I have found that the 12-Steps of AA/NA have been powerful tools in the recovery process of millions of people, but rarely has anyone expressed them as clearly and honestly as my special friend and colleague, Benjamin Johnson. Having known and worked professionally with him, off and on, for over twenty years in the field of Addictions and Mental Health, I have seen him use his uncanny, and sometimes brutally, honest therapeutic interventions, to crack the walls of many suffering addicts entrenched defense systems. I have listened, in awe, as they expressed their tearful shock when their first view of their own personal, unvarnished inner truths suddenly bursts through their wounded psyches. It is this kind of astute professional and personal honesty that he presents in his book, his candid review of his own 12-Step process, as well as a light towards a path out of the darkness in his workbook, "Process of Making Amends to Self: The Journey Within." Ben has been "walking the walk" for decades, and I am delighted that he has finally chosen to document and share his enlightened journey and professional expertise, along with his "roadmap" to internal joy and contentment, to a much broader audience. Josh Webster, MSW, LCSW-C, CCDC Clinical Psychotherapist, specializing in Addiction therapy for over two decades.
Description : Links below will take you to the non-profit Break the Cycle! Web site (formerly "Stepfamily inFormation"). Use your browsers "Back" button to return to the Xlibris.com bookstore. Premise: From newborn infants to dying adults, we all communicate to reduce local discomforts - i.e. to "fill current needs." Doing that promotes satisfaction. Anything you do that causes a significant emotional-spiritual-physical-mental change in another person can be called communication. Its impossible to "not communicate" with other people, for silence and inactivity cause reactions and presumed meanings. The quality of your life and key relationships depends largely on the effectiveness of the way you communicate - yet you probably dont know what you need to know about this vital life skill. To reality check that, mull these five challenges: 1) Name a learned skill that you rely on more often than communicating to get your key needs met. Note that thinking is internal communication. 2) How do you distinguish between effective and ineffective communication? If youre not sure, how can you tell if youre communicating effectively in important situations?" 3) On a scale of 1 (totally ineffective) to 10 (totally effective), generally how effective a communicator would you rate yourself in calm times __ and in conflicts __ recently? 4) Identify the five most important people in your current life. From 1 to 10, how effective would you rate yourself in your communication with each of them in calm __ and conflictual __ times? How effective would each of them rate you? 5) Take your time, and see how well you do with this communication quiz. Then return. Would you like to improve your communication effectiveness with others and yourself? Seven Essential Skills This unique guidebook describes and illustrates seven vital communication skills that any motivated person can learn, with practice. They are: Awareness Clear thinking, Digging down, Effective assertion, Metatalking (talking cooperatively about communication),
Description : Sometimes life’s hurdles literally stop us in our tracks, sapping vitality and preventing us from participating fully in our own lives and the lives of those we love. Carolyn Scott Kortge recognizes that a key to joyous re-engagement with the world can be—just as literally—to get moving again. With a focus on walking for wellness, Kortge outlines a compassionate, practical program for navigating your way through life’s physical, emotional, and spiritual hard times. Within the supportive framework of this eight-week walking program you set your own pace, taking steps that restore a sense of balance and order, even if you’re weighed down by the lethargy and loss of control that often accompany illness, depression, or trauma. Discover how to link mental focus with physical movement to create healing periods of stress release. Learn to match your steps with meditation in a way that clears a path through confusion. Move forward, literally, both in good times and in tough ones, with mental and physical steps that lead you away from fear or stress and guide you toward wellness and peace. Engage in a path to recovery that attends to not just the physical, but also acknowledges healing as an emotional, spiritual, and mental journey—a journey of survivorship. To learn more about the author, visit her website at walksthatheal.com.
Description : "I'm going to walk you through one night as a stud." —Tony Clink HE SHOOTS. HE SCORES. TONIGHT. This book is your secret weapon. When that girl stops you cold, go up to her, take her home, and spend the night doing exactly what you wanted to do the moment you saw her. Tony Clink, master seducer, shows you how you can be that guy—an unstoppable P.U.A. (Pick Up Artist), able to seduce any woman at any time . . . even tonight. Tips to get you in the same bed before the night is through: • Don't just stare—read her body. • It's how you touch her that counts. • Get rid of competition—even boyfriends. • A bar's the worst place to find tonight's conquest. • How to work through her posse Be the man with The Plan and stay UP all night. TONY CLINK, one of the world's greatest seducers, is the international bestselling author of The Layguide. He is also the webmaster of www.layguide.com.
Description : Your colleagues spoke, we listened ... and here it is! The Manager's Coaching Handbook provides managers, supervisors, and team leaders with simple, easy-to-follow guidelines for positively affecting employee performance. Within these pages you'll find practical strategies for dealing with superior performers, those with performance problems, and everyone in between. Looking for a bunch of long-winded theory? You won't find it here! We "cut right to the chase" and give you proven tools you can use immediately - tools to make your job (and your life) easier.
Description : Acquiring the winning edge in sports-the mental edge Mental conditioning is now seen by many to be as critical to sports success as physical conditioning. And for parents eager to ensure their children have a winning edge-as well as a future college scholarship-nothing could be more critical to success. This book offers readers a comprehensive program to gain that winning edge, providing training tips and techniques along with helpful advice to keep in mind while competing. With practical advice on how to strengthen concentration (and when you shouldn't concentrate), talk yourself into winning, and develop routines that will lead to consistent improvement, the book's full personalized program will help any athlete gain over time the winning edge in any sport With tips on how to regulate your energy to avoid exhaustion; and how to enhance your team's chemistry through sports psychology Loaded with real-world examples from amateur and professional sports of all kinds Applicable to not only sports-but business as well-Sports Psychology For Dummies will enhance any competitor's motivation, focus, and will to win, when facing life's toughest challenges.