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This is the podcast where life is seen through a 12 step recovery lens. This is a podcast about men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. We have discovered a solution, we have a way out. We have leaned how to live sober and happy. Join us on this journey called life. Email - feedback@recoveredcast.com
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Jan 29, 2016

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

Today I am joined with Michael Weinberger

A Plan For Living

Michael is a husband father entrepreneur

and Michael successfully navigates his busy life

with unparalleled optimism.

But, like many of our Recovered Podcast listeners, Michael navigates life with plenty of obstacles and challenges

and that is the subject of this episode

Michael has battled Bipolar depression and an eating disorder.

Through Michael's life experiences, he has developed some coping skills that he Would like to share with the Recovered Podcast audience.

Michael, welcome to the stdio, welcome to the Recovered podcast

Do you participate in any 12-step recovery program?

Michael please, let our listeners hear some of your story

Where did you get the idea of the website apalnforliving.com?

What are your goals for aplanforliving.com?

Why did you laumch aplanforliving.com?

What are some of the features of the site?

What is The Happiness Formula?

What is Mindfulness?

Tell us some website tools to assist in developing these skills?

Who is the targeted audience?

What do you hope that users will get out of using your website?

Does it cost?

What other sites do you use/like?

Why is aplanforliving.com important?

What are some misconceptions of mental illness?

What are some misconceptions of eating disorders?

How do you use the 12-step plan of recovery?

What is the number one reason why people with mental illness don’t get help?

What is the number 1 reason why people with eating disorders don’t get help?

What would you say to someone who is battling depression and doesn’t know what to do?

What would you say to someone who is eating disorders and doesn’t know what to do?

Jan 27, 2016

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

With the first step, we accepted the fundamental problem we face as alcoholics,

our powerlessness over alcohol and the unmanageability of our lives.  

In the second step, we found the nature of our solution:

a Power greater than ourselves who could restore us to sanity.  ‘

In the third step, we discover how to make use of that solution by

turning our will and our lives over to the care of that power.

Step 3 has been summarized as:  

I can’t, God can, I think I’ll let him

The 12 and 12 says,

... the effectiveness of the whole AA program will

rest upon how well and earnestly we have tried to

come to a decision to turn our will and our lives

over to the care of God as we understood him.”

Steps 1, 2, and 3 are the foundation of our program.

Let's go to you first Cristie,

what are your initial thoughts on this topic?

where do you want to start?

What does it mean to you to make a decision?

What does the phrase “God as we understood him” mean to you?

What is your concept of God?

What does it mean to turn ‘our will and lives over to the care of God” to you?

What is the difference between a life run on self-will and a life that follows God’s will?

How well as self-will served you?

What does “self-centeredness is the root of our troubles” mean to you?

What is a recent example of exercising self-will rather than following God’s will?

How can you know God’s will?

How does prayer and meditation help you discover God’s will?

How is humility different than humiliation?

What reservations have you had about turning your will over to the care of God?

Is recovery God’s will for you?  How do you know?

How is “taking it back” and “turning it over” related?

What prayers do you use to get/stay centered in times of difficulty?

We have Calls

Scott

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Erika

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Clyde

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Dora From Boston

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Alex

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Vicky

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Buddy

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What would you say to the new person about step 3?

Jan 19, 2016

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

Came to believe that a power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity

The second step is about hope, a Higher Power, and dealing with reality.

This step logically follows step 1 in which we surrendered and gave up.

With surrender comes all kinds of unmedicated feelings.

We have to face

Feelings we haven't dealt with in years or maybe ever.

We likely will have to confront uncomfortable emotions like

our fear, anger, hopelessness.

For us with chemical dependency,

we have to face these things without alcohol and drugs.

For us with codependency,

we have to face these emotions without blame, shame, and self harm

If all of us in this room are powerless,

how can we solve these problems?

How can we cope?

That is why we need step 2, we need a power greater than ourselves.

Let’s go to you first Kayla.

Welcome back to the studios

where have you been?

What is your sobriety date?

where is you home group?

who is your sponsor?

What are your initial thoughts?

Where do you want to begin?

What does the phrase “Power greater than ourselves” mean to you?

What does the term sanity in this step mean to you?

Why does the step say that a Power greater than ourselves

could restore us to sanity rather than

would restore us to sanity?

On the Power greater than yourself issue, where did you start in your belief?

Has your belief system changed?

How?

What is willingness and how does that work in this step?

Have you ever had to be willing to be willing to make a start?

Addiction is a disease of loneliness, how does this fellowship help?

How has the fellowship helped you?

We have calls

first call

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Jen

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Russ

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Sarah

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Clyde

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Kurt

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Jeanie

https://www.speakpipe.com/messages


How is sanity and reality related?

Tell us about your step 2 story?

What would you say to the new person about step 2?

Jan 16, 2016

 


On Friday, January 15, 2016 at 11:47:01 AM UTC-5, Mark Stapleton wrote:

 
This week, the Recovered Podcast will continue our step study journey.  On Monday, January 18,  2016, The Recovery Topic is Step 2.  Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.
 
The second step is about hope, a Higher Power, and dealing with reality.  In Step 1 we discovered we were powerless over our problem, "Lack of power, that was our dilemma."  In Step 2, we are given the solution.
 
Let's talk about this solution.  Tap Speakpipe and answer the following question:
 
What does the phrase, "Power greater than ourselves" mean to you?
 
Recovered Podcast is live online every Tuesday at 6:30 pm as we record the show.  Join the fun and be part of the show.  Remember, this week only we will podcast on a Monday night.
 
Just go to our website at recoveredcast.com and tap on the link to our Live Stream and Chat Room. There you will hear this show live and you can interact with the hosts and other fans in the chat room.  If you would like to listen to the live stream of the show on Monday, January 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm EST, just tap Recovered Radio Live Stream
 
Click Show Notes so you can prepare for this week's show!
Jan 13, 2016

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The Big Book

The 12 and 12

24 Hours a Day

 

The Big Book devotes 2 whole chapters to Step 1;

Chapter II, There is a Solution and Chapter  III, More About Alcoholism

 

Step 1 is an admission of the central problem we face as alcoholics.

Once we can admit our powerlessness,

a door opens to the solution to our problem.

 

What does it mean to you to admit something?

Why do you think the step says, “We admitted”

rather than “I admitted?”

 

What does the term “powerless over alcohol”  mean to you?

What are some of you experiences?

What does the term “our lives had become unmanageable” mean to you?

What are some of your experiences?

 

On page 30 of the big book, it reads,

“We learned that we had to fully concede to our innermost selves that we were alcoholics. This is the first step in recovery. The delusion that we are like other people, or presently may be, has to be smashed.”

 

The book tells us that we had to learn that we had to being powerless to alcohol..

Where did you learn your powerlessness? (big book, meetings, open talks, podcasts, etc)

What does fully concede mean to you?

concede - admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it.

What should a person do if they are not sure they are alcoholic?

Who are we to admit our alcoholism to? Who really matters? Why?

 

We have Calls

 

Tony

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Russ

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Buddy

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Bill from NJ

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from kurt

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Jeanie

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When you took step one,

was it an intellectual acceptance or

was it more like an emotional acceptance?

 

The Big Book and the 12 and 12 describe the process of step 1 as:

utter defeat

bankruptcy

hopelessness and

hitting bottom

Why does it have to be this painful? (12 and 12, p. 24)

 

What did the first step accomplish for you?

 

What would you say to the new guy about step 1?

Jan 7, 2016

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