CAL Chat

Podcast where we talk about our favorite Al-Anon & Alateen literature & how it has improved our lives.
Susan & I talk about different ways (in part 4 of 4 of Episode 11) to use the book “From Survival To Recovery” (B-21) for outreach purposes — including raffle baskets!  We also explore how one can contribute to Al-Anon other than putting money in the Seventh Tradition basket.  She singles ou...
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In part 3 of 4 (of Episode 11), Susan's pick for her favorite outreach piece of literature is the book “From Survival To Recovery” (B-21) because she grew up in an alcoholic home.  She highlights the chapter "Picking Up The Tools" on page 107.  We also talk about why 1994 was a good year for Con...
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I ask Susan a question in part 2 of 4 (of Episode 11) from page 23 of the booklet “When I Got Busy, I Got Better” (P-78).  She explains helping vs enabling, we discuss a quote from page 2, how we could use the second half of the book in a meeting, & the difference between being grateful &...
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Susan shares, in part 1 of 4 of Episode 11, about how the booklet “When I Got Busy, I Got Better” (P-78) impacted her life.  We discuss the different types of fear in Chapter One, how service keeps us from isolating, & that we're so glad there's no performance review in service work!   
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In part 4 of 4 (of Episode 10), Wendy shares what she is hoping for with a new change for the upcoming “2017 World Service Conference Summary” (P-46) due in August & what sets this item apart from the rest of the literature in the CAL Catalog (S-15).  She also reveals a unique location to le...
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The bookmark, “Just For Today” (M-12), is Wendy’s favorite piece of outreach literature in part 3 of 4 of Episode 10.  We talk about the current conversation at Al-Anon’s headquarters, the World Service Office, regarding the recommendation to remove the PRAYER FOR TODAY section.  Using pages 57 ...
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The conversation with Wendy continues about slogans in part 2 of 4 (of Episode 10) from “How Al-Anon Works” (B-22 for hardcover, B-32 for softcover).  We focus on “Let Go & Let God” (especially the importance of faith in the 2nd half) & how a specific physical token can be used as a remi...
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Wendy shares, in part 1 of 4 of Episode 10, about using the slogans from Chapter 9 of “How Al-Anon Works” (B-22 for hardcover, B-32 for softcover) as stepping stones to serenity & how serenity can eventually become a guiding force in our lives for making decisions.  We also look closer at “L...
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Pat explains in Episode 9's last part, (#4), that of all the things she has tried, how Al-Anon is the only thing that truly helped.  We discuss ways to enhance the “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2017” magazine while using it for outreach purposes & she wraps up with a “Last Words” section about a...
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In part 3 of 4 (of Episode 9), Pat highlights sections from her favorite outreach piece of literature, the new “Al-Anon Faces Alcoholism 2017” magazine.  Discover two things that were done on this edition that were a “first” in this magazine’s history.  We remember back to how we felt coming int...
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