Recovery Radio Podcast - KMP3 - Thousand Oaks

Recovery Radio Podcast - KMP3 - Thousand Oaks

Discussion about recovery from alcohol and drug addiction through the use of the 12 Steps in Alcoholics Anonymous. No B.S. ... Show More

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In this episode I discuss my experience with practicing the A.A. principles in the workplace. I share stories, old and new, and describe my varying states of mind throughout different stages of sobriety.   



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In this episode, my good friend Dave joins me yet again, and we mostly talk about Step Two. 
Recorded the day after Thanksgiving, we touch on that subject as well. 




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How can I make it a happier Thanksgiving for the people around me? 
An attitude of, "What can I add to this occasion?" helps eliminate anxiety. 
What would a person who knows their life has been saved act like today? 



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November 23, 2019 30 min

In this episode, I discuss my own understanding of, and experience with, Step One. 
The simplicity of how this step was explained to me likely saved my life, as I needed this to be very uncomplicated. 



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November 12, 2019 32 min

I hope this offers hope to anyone struggling with the obsession. 
In this episode, I read from pages 84-85 in the Big Book, where it describes being restored to sanity (this relates to the first drink).  It is my favorite thing in the book, as it is all I ever wanted, and is my experience on this day. 



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November 6, 2019 27 min

In this episode I talk more about resentments, my understanding as to the difference between resentment and getting angry. 
I further discuss my own understanding of the Step Four process, concerning resentments. 



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November 5, 2019 23 min

In this episode, I discuss resentments, what the "Big Book" says about them ("they destroy more alcoholics than anything else"; "these resentments must be mastered", e.g.). 



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On this episode, I describe the events of my first sober holiday (Halloween, 1989). 
These events were profound for me, as I began to learn that my experience in sobriety was going to be. ultimately, up to me. 
I discuss the idea of assigning new meaning to things. 



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Two weeks before I recorded this episode, I suffered from a stroke. 
Gratefully, it was minor, and I am expected to make a full recovery. 
In this episode, I check in with all of you, and talk a little bit about the last two weeks of my life. 



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October 6, 2019 53 min

In this episode, I read Step Three from the "Big Book." I discuss, as I go, my own understanding of it. 
When this particular understanding was first passed onto me, it greatly improved the quality of my sobriety and the experience I was having with the 12 Steps, and everything else.  



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September 30, 2019 36 min

My friend LaDawn returns for part two. In this episode, I ask her about contrary action, prayer, spiritual growth, and vulnerability. 

(Other topics included: "The Whole Thirty", Star Wars, and tortilla strips verses tortilla rounds.)  



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September 22, 2019 29 min

In this episode I describe the powerful spiritual experience I had in 1989.
Up until that moment I had been an atheist. 
Yet the event gave me strength I have never completely lost. 




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September 22, 2019 29 min

In this episode I discuss my general experience with sponsoring people in Alcoholics Anonymous. How many people who ask me for help actually accept my help? 
Do we need to be called out on our B.S.?  Is there still B.S.? 



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September 14, 2019 29 min

In this episode I talk about my understanding of the point of making amends.
I discuss the difference between an apology and an amends. 
I share stories about both giving and receiving them. 



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September 12, 2019 44 min

A very close friend of mine shares her experience, strength, and hope.
She started sponsoring other women when she had 33 days, and has remained sober for over two and a half years. 

She talks about, among other things, how she picked her sponsor, the 12 Steps, the amends process, keeping spiritually fit, being a stay-at-home-mom, flatulence, Taylor Swift, and Del Taco, and prayer. Not in that order. 


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September 6, 2019 30 min

In this episode, I talk about gratitude, about why it is important. 
I discuss some events, aside from the incredible gift of my sobriety, that, I believe, continue to keep me in a state of gratitude (my own flat-lining; the suicide of my best friend; September 11th, 2001).  

"I've never met anyone who relapsed because they were grateful." 



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September 6, 2019 27 min

The "Big Book" tells us that God will show us how to create the fellowship we crave.
In this episode, I discuss my journey through the process which eventually put me right in the middle of a group of people with whom I feel comfortable, elated, and inspired.

Do you have the fellowship you crave? 



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August 30, 2019 30 min

The Big Book suggests that I do very specific things when someone pisses me off. 
So I do not simply pray for that person. Rather, I ask God how I can be helpful to them, and then I take action if possible (it usually is). 
In this episode, I share about how the practice of these very suggestions has had a tremendous impact on my entire life, on my relationships, and on how I respond to this world. 


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August 29, 2019 35 min

In this episode I discuss how my relationship with AA meetings has evolved. I talk about practicing listening, getting out of self, the 12 Traditions, giving verses taking, the loving and tolerant nature of Alcoholics Anonymous, how easy it is to play God in a meeting, and finally, about how whatever I'm looking for, I will find it in a meeting.



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August 23, 2019 42 min

In this episode I discuss my understanding of what alcoholism is, and is not, according to the first 164 pages of the "Big Book"; a clear understanding of the "problem" made the application of the "solution" much, much easier. 



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