Balancing Act

March 5, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

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It’s just an extremely effective way to establish a reasoned, rational sense of self that is unaffected by crisis and conflict.

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Good Practice Over Bad Habit

February 12, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

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If you’re not fighting your own conscience, you feel better about yourself, and conflicts with others diminish, too.

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Do-It-Yourself Repairs

January 8, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

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By focusing on the welfare of someone else, James had gotten the full benefit of the Ninth Step.

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The Damage Assessment

January 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

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We certainly shouldn’t feel good about the damage we’ve done, but wallowing in useless remorse is a bad place to get stuck.

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Humility Ain’t for Wimps

October 21, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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If perfectionism, long-held resentments, or the unreasonable expectations we have of our wonderful selves get in the way, we’re still stuck.

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The Readiness is All

September 27, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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When addicts and alcoholics are unprepared for the reality of sobriety, it’s all too easy to run back to the familiar hell of addiction.

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Taking the Fifth

August 16, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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It can be intimidating to look over the inventory, and think about sharing these shame-laden items with another real live person.

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Nonbelievers Moral Inventory

July 12, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Non-believers build moral codes without churches, because you don’t need to believe in a god(s) to know the difference between right and wrong.

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Re-Engineering Recovery Tools

June 13, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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What’s likely to provide you with the best recovery guidance? There’s your ‘recovery guide’- maybe a better description for nonbelievers than “higher power.”

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Finding a Skeptical Starting Point

May 22, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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“How will your program curriculum and staff work for someone who doesn’t believe in a god?”

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