Meditations and Memoirs

Daily Meditation and Memois

Each Breath a Gift: A Story of Continuing Recovery

Each Breath

Storytelling, vulnerable and sincere storytelling, unites us. More than just an ageless form of teaching and entertaining, storytelling is healing and nurturing for both the teller and the audience. Books, songs, movies, podcasts, chat-rooms, YouTube videos and meetings are places where gifts given are also gifts received. Each Breath is such a gift. Thomas may be new to authorship but he’s a master storyteller. How to commune with Each Breath? It’s written chronologically and it can be enjoyed that way. Or, you can treat it … Continue reading

Beyond Belief

Beyond Belief

“Finally! A daily reflection book for nonbelievers, freethinkers and everyone. Beyond Belief: Agnostic Musings for 12 Step Life offers 365 quips for every alcoholic/addict. Drawing on quotes from writers, skeptics, entertainers, economists, religious leaders, philosophers, psychologists and varied recovery fellowship literature, Beyond Belief neither canonizes nor vilifies any school of recovery thought. Where else would you find Sam Harris followed by Mother Teresa, Bill Wilson followed with Anais Nin, a doctor’s opinion by Dr. Seuss or a spiritual perspective from Albert Einstein? Beyond Belief takes … Continue reading

Twenty Four Hours A Day

Twenty Four Hours A Day

In 1948, at the request of a Daytona, Florida AA group, Richmond Walker put together a small book called Twenty-Four Hours A Day. It contained thoughts, meditations and prayers for each and every day of the year. In May 1954, Hazelden purchased the rights to the book. Twenty-Four Hours a Day (the original text has been revised), also known as The Little Black Book, has since become a staple in the recovery of many alcoholics throughout the world with over nine million copies in print. This … Continue reading

The Language of Letting Go

The Language of Letting Go

Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this daily meditation book written for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody reminds the reader that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal. Excerpt, January 3: Nurturing Self-Care “. . . there isn’t a guidebook for … Continue reading

Drunk Mom

Drunk Mom

Available at a reduced price of $12.95 CDN. Three years after giving up drinking, Jowita Bydlowska found herself throwing back a glass of champagne like it was ginger ale. “It’s a special occasion,” she said to her boyfriend. And indeed it was. It was a party to celebrate the birth of their first child. It also marked Jowita’s immediate return to full-blown alcoholism. “A brave, brilliant and scathing self-portrait. Full of energy and insight.” Patricia Pearson, author of A Brief History of Anxiety – Yours … Continue reading

Each Day a New Beginning

Each Day A New Beginning

Each day holds its promise, and life’s journey begins anew. Let this book be your companion, lightening your burdens and heightening your joys with its daily offering of the gentle warmth and wise counsel of women traveling the same long winding road. Written by Karen Casey, Each Day a New Beginning has sold over three million copies. These meditations, one for each day of the year, speak to the common experience, shared struggles, and unique strengths of a woman, especially those seeking support and spiritual … Continue reading

Living Sober

Living Sober

First published in 1975, Living Sober has been described as a “First Aid Kit” for those new to sobriety. It contains some thirty stories or chapters that each deals with some of the challenges to abstinence from alcohol, especially in a world in which alcohol use is common among the alcoholic’s family and friends. It was written by Barry L., a freelance writer for the General Service Office of Alcoholics Anonymous and is a simple and practical manual on how to live a happy and … Continue reading