Let the understanding, love, and peace of the program grow in you one day at a time.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Steppers' Wisdom Vollume Three

Welcome to the third edition of the
 Stepper's Wisdom Blog Carnival

I know you'll find something to stir you're personal growth in the following submitted articles. I'm very excited to have some new bloggers to add to the mix, in this edition, but at the same time I am a little discouraged... I will explain that at the end of this post.

I'm going to start with a blog called what-is-Personal-Growth.com, and a prolific blogger named Sean Burrows. Sean submitted several articles. The first one I want to include is
 "Ten Benefits of Quitting Marijuana" 
This is his personal story of the improvements he's noticed in his life. 

In his article entitled
Sean outlines eight phases to personal growth.

Sean also gives some easy steps to self-soothing in

Moving on to a blog simply called Carole Gold, you'll find a post entitled
In this post, Carole talks about an issue common to those in twelve step programs.
Just like the words of the Serenity Prayer indicate, we all need to figure out
which things are within our control and which things aren't.

Get ready for an extremely honest account of one woman's struggle with alcoholism.
The blog is called, "Megwetch, Gitchie Manito" and the post is entitled:

At "Spritual Wisdom for Conscious People" Erin Pavlova writes:
a post about a common codependent trait - giving until it hurts.

And, finally, from my blog, Reunited Selves, 
a post about my process of learning healthy boundaries.   

There you have it - some very worthwhile reads on a variety of topics common to many of us. I hope you found something of value here, just as I did.

And - since we do have such wonderful entries, why would I feel discouraged? The reason is in the twelfth step:

Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message and to practice these principles in all our affairs. 

Step twelve is about sharing what we've learned in recovery. While all of these articles deal with issues common to those of us working the steps, very few come from bloggers who directly focus on step work. I've personally read dozens of blogs in which the main focus is twelve step recovery. That kind of experience strength and hope is exactly why I started this carnival in the first place.

Well over half of the people who pop in to read the posts here are "new visiters" (according to the log) and most of those go on to follow the links. Those who have been working their way through the steps have incredible wisdom to share with those who are just beginning their journey through recovery. I long to be able to include YOUR amazing articles, but I can't do that unless you submit.

The next edition of Stepper's Wisdom Blog Carnival will be released May 15th.
Submissions to that carnival are being accepted any time between now and May 10th.

Thank you to all of you who submitted to this carnival!
 I hope to see you again in the Spring.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Next Steppers' Wisdom Blog Carnival Coming Up Fast!

Greetings, followers and friends of Steppers' Wisdom!

The next Blog Carnival for all things related to twelve-step recovery is quickly approaching. There are still a few days to submit or recommend posts for the upcoming edition (the deadline is February tenth). There is a link on the sidebar to the submission page. It's very easy - just fill in the blanks - but if you have a problem or if you want to suggest a post on someone else's blog, leave a comment for me here or contact me by email (using the link found on my profile).

Once again, I have a wide variety of articles on many topics. It's going to be another good resource for those who are seeking answers and another great opportunity to share what you've learned.

See you here soon!