Joe and Charlie Part 1 - Recovered 949
Release Date: 11/18/2018
Expectations guide our progress in recovery, but having unrealistic expectations during the process sets us up for failure. When we set expectations so high, we add unneeded stress and decrease our chance of success.info_outline Next Right Action - Recovered 1210
What I have learned is that doing the next right thing brings about self-esteem, self-confidence, and self-love. This is a gift beyond measure. But the process of discernment can be tricky.info_outline Gigi Open Talk - Recovered 1208
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Scott L. from Nashville, TN and Bob D. from Las Vegas, NV doing a Big Book Workshop Weekend in Altamore Springs, FL - January 21st-23rd 2005info_outline Living to Give - Recovered 1206
One of the famous sayings used by Twelve Step groups is that you have to give it away in order to keep it. What this is referring to is that service work can help the giver as much as the receiver.info_outline Big Book Workshop Part 6 - Recovered 1205
Scott L. from Nashville, TN and Bob D. from Las Vegas, NV doing a Big Book Workshop Weekend in Altamore Springs, FL - January 21st-23rd 2005info_outline Character Defects - Recovered 1204
And when we learn to finally drop those "rocks," we can become who we want to be, and our acts of humility, willingness, and courage will have a healing ripple effect on one another. And that's where the Steps come in: Step 6, Step 7, and Step 10 are designed to help you manage your shortcomings with grace and humility.info_outline Sobriety is For Anyone - Recovered 1202
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There is no fear so intense that sobriety cannot bring relief, no relationship so twisted that peace is not imaginable, no noise of life so loud that harmony is not possible.info_outline Big Book Workshop Part 3 - Recovered 1199
Scott L. from Nashville, TN and Bob D. from Las Vegas, NV doing a Big Book Workshop Weekend in Altamore Springs, FL - January 21st-23rd 2005info_outline
You will see several references on this site to "Joe & Charlie". Their names are sometimes heard at local Twelve Step meetings. So, who exactly are Joe and Charlie? They were two long-recovered alcoholics who traveled the world for several decades, sharing their insights into the Big Book of AA. Because all Twelve Step programs are derived from the AA Big Book, I suspect their recordings might help anyone in ANY Twelve Step program....not just AA.
The Big Book Study (officially called "The Big Book Comes Alive") recordings are not conference-approved literature. Any sponsee interested in listening to the series should ask their sponsor first. I can recommend the talks with confidence because many long-sober speakers have openly given credit to Joe and Charlie with their own recovery. I have heard people say said they never really "got" how Twelve Step recovery works until they heard the free-wheeling and good-natured recordings of Joe P and Charlie McQ. I know that was true for me.
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