Creating My Own Affirmations

May 10, 2021

I will always remember my first exposure to the unfamiliar culture of S-Anon meetings. The Twelve-Step lingo was so foreign that I felt like they were speaking a different language! The readings, the shares, and the slogans were all so...

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Detaching From Myself

Mar 22, 2021

I was doing some reading recently on “detachment with love” in preparation for leading a topic meeting, and what really caught my attention was a reading from CAL that suggested we must sometimes strive to “detach from ourselves.” That idea...

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Learning to Hear My Higher Power’s Voice Through Others

Jan 25, 2021

With the help of many S-Anon mentors, I’ve learned to look for the activators of my defects of character. There are many. Fear and hurt are often the foundation of my defects. When I applied this process to Tradition Two...

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Redefining Spiritual Awakening in My Recovery

Nov 30, 2020

When I first came into program, and I heard people talk about having a spiritual awakening, I was in anticipation of the “big one”. The Twelfth Step talks about having had “one,” and I was definitely ready for it. When...

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Showing Up Authentically

Oct 5, 2020

Soon after I entered S-Anon, someone said to me, "It sounds to me like you don’t know who you are." My eyes widened as I processed this, and then I just sobbed. It was true. I had spent much of...

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When I Detach, I Gain

Aug 10, 2020

In a recent S-Anon meeting, we read an essay on detachment from a CAL source and then were asked to spend some time in writing. I considered the reading, my own work, and the shares of others. Then, as I...

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