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Jealousy, Sponsee's, and How God Mends All Wounds

Posted by Judith Kastle on

I wanted to share a few things with you. I feel you are an important part of my recovery and that you really care about people. That is very inspiring and I appreciate you.  I was feeling a strange sort of jealousy over another woman in my group. A friend. She started the program 5 months after me, we have the same sponsor, and she did her 5th step a week before me. I have always been firm with the thought that everyone's path is different but I felt I was doing something wrong. I meditated and prayed on it...

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Letter From Shannon In Illinois

Posted by Judith Kastle on

So, I want to share the story of how I discovered your podcast,  I just figured it out. When I first quit drinking I went to AA, drunk and a crying mess at my first meeting, tried to get sober, failed, finally had enough and stopped by my 3rd meeting. I fell in love with the program and my group immediately. I had never been to aa nor had any interest. I knew next to nothing and what I thought I knew was negative.  I race boats and travel a ton, mostly Spring-Fall. When I was out of town my...

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I Hate Gratitude Meetings - Letter from Alexis

Posted by Judith Kastle on

Good morning, Clay! As the holidays have been coming up, more and more meetings that I go to have turned away from their normal format to "gratitude meetings".  I hate gratitude meetings. As a recovered alcoholic, one would think that I would embrace being grateful, which I do, through my actions; I just loathe gratitude meetings. I don't know if I'm jaded, annoyed, dealing with spiritual arrogance or what, but I am looking for some guidance from someone with time.   I'm emailing you to 1) ask for help and 2) tell you about what I really want to say...

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Letter From Carla - Al-Anon

Posted by Judith Kastle on

Hello Clay, Grateful member of Al-Anon and listener. Wanted to thank you for you episode on spending time trying to figure it out. I definitely relate, in fact at this point it feels like an integral part of each step for me is at some point realizing that I don't need to figure it out, but gosh darn it if I don't try again when I get to the next step. This is slowly changing as my recovery develops and it is so helpful to get reminders.  So grateful for your podcast - it helps me tremendously both in my...

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Dan From Cleveland

Posted by Judith Kastle on

Hello Clay I really enjoyed this last episode making plans. Some thing that I’m kind of going through right now. I am about 2 1/2 years and also at this point but I can realize this selfish motives that I have….Especially with the guys that I meet..self-pity, dishonest, self seeking. When I make plans in this state of mind I get  hurt….then that new power creeps in. God did give me brains. I like when you read from the big book. I  used to just listen to you but now I sit at my kitchen table and pull up my...

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