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CAL Chat

ūüéôÔłŹ Podcast where we talk about our favorite Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature and how it has improved our lives! // ūüć∑ (Al-Anon and Alateen are for people who have been affected by alcoholism in a relative or friend.) // ‚ě°ÔłŹ You can also visit: - my "CAL Chat" blog at www.calchatblog.com - get literature updates at the recently launched www.threads.net/@calchatfan1 - see recovery literature in a new way at: www.instagram.com/CALChatFan1, www.pinterest.com/CALChatFan, and the "CAL Chat Podcast" YouTube channel at: www.youtube.com/@CALChatPodcast. ūüďļ // Enjoy and happy reading! ūüďö ūüėä

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Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 6 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary
In Part 6 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"), Evelyn and I talk about the next ‚Äúfield trip‚ÄĚ for the Delegates to the World Service Office in 2023.¬† To wrap up this episode, she offers some parting words to anyone that isn‚Äôt quite sure about standing for service. Show-referenced links from Al-Anon's website: Al-Anon's mobile app:¬†https://al-anon.org/mobileapp¬† Archive of all the World Service Conference Summaries:¬†https://al-anon.org/for-members/world-service-conference-wsc/world-service-conference-archive¬† Additional links mentioned: Stepping Stones website:‚Ä䬆https://www.steppingstones.org¬† 1961 Timeline:‚Ä䬆https://worldhistoryproject.org/1961¬† QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN: "We are all clueless about something in life, because we are all humans." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "Courage to Change" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 3: part 4 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 5: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 9: part 1 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 9: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 13: part 1 of 11,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 13: part 7 of 11¬† "First Steps - Al-Anon 35 Years of Beginnings" OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
14:49 8/14/22
Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 5 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary
In Part 5 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"),¬†we focus on the Delegates‚Äô ‚Äúfield trip‚ÄĚ to Stepping Stones, the home of Al-Anon‚Äôs co-founder Lois W.¬† Evelyn describes how the World Service Office was involved and how it felt to go back to the 2022 World Service Conference the very same day. Show-referenced links from the Stepping Stones' website: "Homecoming" video:‚Ä䬆https://www.steppingstones.org¬† List of books in Lois and Bill W.'s library:‚Ä䬆https://www.steppingstones.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/List_of_Books_at_Stepping_Stones.pdf¬† QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN: "It is a museum, but it is a house!" LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "Lois Remembers" "2022 World Service Conference Summary" OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
20:30 8/14/22
Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 4 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary
Continuing the discussion about the¬†"1961 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46)¬†in Part 4 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"), I explain how I time traveled as research for this particular show.¬† Evelyn talks about what moved her spiritually and reveals a surprise about the 2022 Conference. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN: "...the whole Conference is a spiritual meeting!" LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "The Forum" (magazine) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 5: part 4 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 2 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 7: part 4 of 5,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 5 of 5¬† "First Steps - Al-Anon 35 Years of Beginnings" "Many Voices, One Journey" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 10: part 4 of 4,¬†¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 13: part 4 of 11¬†¬† "1961 World Service Conference Summary" "2022 World Service Conference Summary" OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
14:21 8/14/22
Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 3 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary
In Part 3 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"), we begin to explore the¬†"1961 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) and what Evelyn identified with from back then that is still happening in 2022.¬† We discuss why the 2021 and 2022 Conferences were historic and what may lie in Al-Anon‚Äôs future 60 years from now. Show-referenced links from Al-Anon's website: Online version of the new¬†"2022 World Service Conference Summary":¬†https://al-anon.org/pdf/P46-2022-web.pdf¬† Archive of all the World Service Conference Summaries:¬†https://al-anon.org/for-members/world-service-conference-wsc/world-service-conference-archive¬† QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN: "...we'll survive the most difficult circumstances because of the way the founders of Al-Anon were thinking." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "The Forum" (magazine) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 5: part 4 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 2 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 7: part 4 of 5,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 5 of 5¬† "Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2022-2025" "1961 World Service Conference Summary" "2021 World Service Conference Summary" "2022 World Service Conference Summary" OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
20:27 8/14/22
Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 2 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary
In Part 2 of 6 (of Episode 1 from "CAL Chat - Deep Dive"), Evelyn describes what she discovered about her Area Delegate position that she didn‚Äôt know about before she stood for it, how humor can be a spiritual principle when breaking down expectations, and what she would like Al-Anon and Alateen members to know about her position as a Delegate.¬† We also cover how the WSC (World Service Conference) is different from the WSO (World Service Office). Show-referenced links from Al-Anon's website: Online version of the new¬†"Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2022-2025":‚Ä䬆https://al-anon.org/pdf/P2427.pdf¬† A brief timeline of Al‚ÄĎAnon‚Äôs history:‚Ä䬆https://al-anon.org/for-members/wso/archives/al-anon-timeline¬† Frequently asked questions about Al‚ÄĎAnon‚Äôs history:‚Ä䬆https://al-anon.org/for-members/wso/archives/faq-al-anons-history¬† QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN: "Language should not be a barrier to put your name as a Delegate... overcoming that fear is part of our recovery." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "Hope For Today" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 9: part 2 of 4¬† &¬†¬†Episode 13: part 7 of 11¬† "Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2022-2025" OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
21:25 8/14/22
Deep Dive - Ep. 1_Part 1 of 6_1961 World Service Conference Summary
What really goes on at an Al-Anon World Service Conference (WSC)?¬† How is the WSC different than the WSO?¬† What‚Äôs it like for a Delegate to visit Stepping Stones, the house of Al-Anon‚Äôs co-founder?¬† Welcome to the very first "CAL Chat - Deep Dive" episode!¬† This spin-off show is where we take a closer look at Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature.¬† This episode is in 6 parts and in Part 1, before we dive into the¬†"1961 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) - which was Al-Anon's first Conference - I introduce Evelyn, an Area Delegate, that has currently attended two Conferences. ¬†She compares the experience attending one virtually (in 2021) and in person (in 2022), and how she feels like a Millennial in a Senior‚Äôs body. ¬†I share about my first interaction with the greater Al-Anon organization when I received a ‚Äúcease and desist‚ÄĚ letter. To see all the World Service Conference Summaries on Al-Anon's website, visit:‚Ä䬆https://al-anon.org/for-members/world-service-conference-wsc/world-service-conference-archive¬† QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM EVELYN: "I knew that I have to follow something in order to have what I saw in other people." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "1961 World Service Conference Summary" "1967 World Service Conference Summary" OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
20:28 8/14/22
Ep. 13_Part 11 of 11_How Al-Anon Works
Diane wraps up the conversation in Episode 13's last part (#11), about the beauty that springs from the book¬†"How Al-Anon Works" (B-32), community-building, and doing outreach/Twelfth Step work. ¬†She delivers an emotional "Last Words'' section which leads to an exchange of heartfelt gratitude and I reveal the reason why I'll keep doing this podcast for the rest of my life. ūü§ó QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "...Al-Anon is a way for us to find our own light..."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4, ¬†¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5¬† "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
08:49 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 10 of 11_How Al-Anon Works Audiobook
Diane mentions (in part 10 of 11 from Episode 13), how this podcast inspires her to try something new (like the audiobook version of "How Al-Anon Works" (eA-22)) and¬†always reminds her that she has choices.¬† She explains how the vision motto "Dream Big" applies to the long-term outreach project she's working on,¬†more virtual recovery avenues we want to explore (especially for outreach purposes), and how a pandemic is similar to recovery.¬†¬† QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "...our experiences lift us up and not hold us down."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "How Al-Anon Works" (audiobook) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4¬† "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5¬† "How Al-Anon Works" (electronic book) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4¬† "As We Understood" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 2 of 4,¬† & ¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
11:12 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 9 of 11_How Al-Anon Works Audiobook
I compare the audiobook of¬†"How Al-Anon Works" (eA-22) to the print version (B-32) in Episode 13's part 9 of 11.¬† A moving story about suicide,¬†Chapter 27's "Finding Reasons To Live," is highlighted because of what it taught me about expectations when listening to the audiobook version.¬† The show wraps with an update given on all Al-Anon audiobooks available.¬† Lastly, for the "2009 World Service Conference Summary," click this link‚Ä䬆www.al-anon.org/pdf/P46_‚Äč2009_web.pdf¬†‚Ääto check out¬†page 14¬†that is mentioned in this show. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM THE SHOW: "...with the audiobook, my heart was more involved with the listening."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "How Al-Anon Works" (audiobook) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4¬† "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4, ¬†¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5¬† "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "Courage to Change" (audiobook) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 3: part 4 of 4¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 9: part 2 of 4¬† "One Day at a Time" (audiobook) "Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses" (audiobook) "2009 World Service Conference Summary" ¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
14:01 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 8 of 11_How Al-Anon Works
In Episode 13's part 8 of 11, Diane and I¬†discuss the importance of libraries and how doing outreach is not a duty but a privilege.¬† And she reminds me why I need to go back and listen to my own podcast!¬†¬†Click here for a video¬†of the hardcover version of¬†"How Al-Anon Works" (B-22) that was accepted into a local library.¬† Also, at this podcast show's website,‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com,¬†‚ÄäI've attached *bonus content* so you can see a screenshot image of the library's unique summary of the book¬†and try to locate where they got the description from.¬† Can you find it?¬† Happy hunting! ūüēĶÔłŹ QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "...the rewards aren't in thinking about it, the rewards are in doing it."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4, ¬†¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5¬† "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
11:04 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 7 of 11_How Al-Anon Works
In part 7 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane lists all the Spanish versions of books (such as¬†"How Al-Anon Works" (SB-32)) that she has also included in the public outreach project.¬† We talk about cross-germination and unintended ripples outreach can sometimes have.¬† Lastly, at this podcast show's website,‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com,¬†‚ÄäI've attached *bonus content*¬†so you can see the final complete breakdown of Al-Anon and Alateen materials in the outreach project gift basket. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "You don't have to get rid of all your worldly goods... to learn how to be kind.¬† Get involved in Al-Anon service and you'll watch it, you'll see it, you'll feel it..."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4, ¬†¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5¬† "How Al-Anon Works" (Spanish) / "C√≥mo ayuda Al-Anon" "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "From Survival To Recovery" (Spanish) / "De la supervivencia a la recuperaci√≥n" "Hope For Today" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 9: part 2 of 4¬† "Hope For Today" (Spanish) / "Esperanza para hoy" "Courage to Change" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 3: part 4 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 5: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 9: part 1 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 9: part 2 of 4¬† "Courage to Change" (Spanish) / "Valor para cambiar" "Just For Today" (bookmark) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 4 of 4,¬† & ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5¬† "Just For Tonight" (bookmark) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5¬† & ¬†Episode 12: part 5 of 5¬†
14:34 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 6 of 11_How Al-Anon Works
Diane details (in part 6 of 11 from Episode 13), how she uses¬†"How Al-Anon Works" (B-32) for outreach in a broader sense - especially in an extensive relationship-building project that just started.¬† Find out how outreach is like mining gold!¬†¬† QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "...having this book available makes a big difference because anybody can pick it up... It's not too deep and it's not too scary."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4, ¬†¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5¬† "How Al-Anon Works" (Spanish) / "C√≥mo ayuda Al-Anon" "Just For Today" (bookmark) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 4 of 4,¬† & ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5¬† "Just For Tonight" (bookmark) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5¬† & ¬†Episode 12: part 5 of 5¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
16:02 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 5 of 11_How Al-Anon Works
In Episode 13's part 5 of 11, Diane's favorite book to use for outreach is the softcover version of¬†"How Al-Anon Works" (B-32) and she points out how intimate individual outreach can still be done in an electronic (telephone/chat) or virtual (video) meeting.¬† We reminisce about the days when we hauled Al-Anon books around in our cars. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "Somewhere in these pages, folks will possibly see themselves."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4, ¬†¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5¬† "How Al-Anon Works" (audiobook) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4¬† "How Al-Anon Works" (electronic book) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4¬† ¬†2021 CAL Catalog¬† ¬† "2018 World Service Conference Summary" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5¬† & ¬†Episode 12: part 5 of 5¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
12:05 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 4 of 11_From Survival To Recovery
In part 4 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane and I keep the discussion going about the book¬†"From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) focusing primarily on the chapter "Untangling Confusion" from page 269 (or 270 depending on the¬†book's edition),¬†the infamous "Promises" section from page 267 (or 269 in the first edition) and the book's very last chapter on page 287 which leads to an idea for a possible workshop! ¬†To find a virtual Al-Anon book study group, visit¬†www.al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings¬†and you can type into the search bar the term: ‚Äúbook,‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúliterature,‚ÄĚ or the particular book‚Äôs title that you‚Äôd like to study.¬† Additionally, at this podcast show's website,‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com,¬†‚ÄäI've attached¬†*bonus content*¬†so you can see an image of the¬†"From Survival To Recovery"¬†special bookmark/order form! QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "...there's no predicting anything."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4, ¬†¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5¬† "Many Voices, One Journey" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 10: part 4 of 4¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
20:17 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 3 of 11_From Survival To Recovery
The conversation continues with Diane (in part 3 of 11 from Episode 13), about‚Ä䬆"From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) which she feels is one of the most relevant books during the Covid-19 pandemic.¬† She talks about what she does after climbing a high recovery mountain and we discuss one of the benefits of the pandemic with regards to literature. ¬†To find a virtual Al-Anon book study group, visit‚Ä䬆www.al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/electronic-meetings¬†‚Ääand you can type into the search bar the term: ‚Äúbook,‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúliterature,‚ÄĚ or the particular book‚Äôs title that you‚Äôd like to study.¬† Last but not least, at this podcast show's website,‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com,¬†‚ÄäI've attached *bonus content* so you can see an image‚Ä䬆(or click here for a video)¬†‚Ääof Diane's Al-Anon bookshelf mentioned in this part of the episode! QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "...we don't have to go out and grow a new tree!"¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
13:48 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 2 of 11_From Survival To Recovery
In Episode 13's part 2 of 11, Diane describes how cycles of violence and "predictable darkness" affected her while growing up in an alcoholic home.¬† We touch on¬†the story "Authorities Frightened Me" from page 253 (or 255 depending on the¬†book's edition) in¬†"From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) and Chapter 5 ("Becoming Aware" on page 21) from¬†"How Al-Anon Works" (B-32). ¬†Lastly, I learn how a book can be a picture frame! QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "This book was a part of the freedom to tell the truth."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4, ¬†¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
18:18 1/9/22
Ep. 13_Part 1 of 11_From Survival To Recovery
How is a pandemic similar to recovery?¬† What audiobooks are available from Al-Anon?¬† Can a book also be a picture frame?¬† In part 1 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane explains why the title of the book¬†"From Survival To Recovery" (B-21) is so appropriate, how it helped her tell her own personal story and experience authentic joyfulness in her life.¬† Also, find out why we can't use highlighters when reading Al-Anon books!¬† Lastly, at this podcast show's website,‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com,¬†‚ÄäI've attached *bonus content*¬†so you can see an image of the two versions of¬†"From Survival To Recovery"¬†mentioned in this part of the episode! QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE: "This book helped me to be seen..."¬† LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4,¬†¬†& ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "Courage to Change" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 3: part 4 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 5: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 9: part 1 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 9: part 2 of 4¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
15:37 1/9/22
Ep. 12_Part 5 of 5_Just For Today
Terry Anne highlights new upcoming Al-Anon literature in part 5 of 5 of Episode 12 and explains how the motto chosen for the "2018 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) applies to her own personal life.¬† To submit your suggestion for your favorite "Forum" article that you‚Äôd like to see in the new upcoming book, email it to:¬†wso@al-anon.org¬†‚Äď be sure to use the working title "The Forum Book" in the email's subject line and they‚Äôll also need to know the article's title, and the month and year in which it appeared in the magazine.¬† Visit this podcast‚Äôs website,‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com,¬†‚Ääto download and print out a PDF form if you‚Äôd like to send in your suggestions by regular mail.¬† Lastly, to submit your sharing for the new Daily Reader visit:‚Ä䬆www.al-anon.org/for-members/members-resources/literature/‚Äčliterature-resources¬†and click on the blue button that says ‚ÄúSend Your Sharing.‚ÄĚ QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM TERRY ANNE: "...there‚Äôs always room for me to grow more...¬† I‚Äôm so grateful to be a work in progress." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "The Forum" (magazine) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 5: part 4 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 7: part 4 of 5¬† "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "The Forum Book" (working title) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4¬† "Just For Tonight" (bookmark) "2018 World Service Conference Summary" ¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
09:43 12/27/18
Ep. 12_Part 4 of 5_Just For Today
In part 4 of 5 (of Episode 12), Terry Anne‚Äôs pick for her favorite outreach piece of literature is the bookmark "Just For Today" (M-12) and we talk about how it helps puts the focus on ourselves, not the alcoholic.¬† Then we pull out our "2018 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) to dive into¬†page 51¬†regarding the new upcoming bookmark "Just For Tonight" (M-81) that originally came from the August 2016 edition of "The Forum" magazine.¬† To download the free "2018 World Service Conference Summary" so you can see¬†page 51,¬†visit:‚Ä䬆www.al-anon.org/pdf/P46_‚Ää2018_web.pdf. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM TERRY ANNE: "The phone seems heavier at night." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "Just For Today" (bookmark) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 3 of 4,¬† & ¬†Episode 10: part 4 of 4¬† "Just For Tonight" (bookmark) ¬†Al-Anon Newcomer Packet¬† ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† & ¬†Episode 10: part 3 of 4¬† "The Forum" (magazine) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 5: part 4 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 7: part 4 of 5¬† "2018 World Service Conference Summary" ¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
14:11 12/27/18
Ep. 12_Part 3 of 5_Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships
Terry Anne (in part 3 of 5 of Episode 12) sums up the new book "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" (B-33) in 3 words!¬† I reveal my favorite sections from pages 18-19 and the story of loss on page 118 that still stays with me. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM TERRY ANNE: "...we‚Äôre loved more for who we really are than anyone ever did for who we thought they wanted us to be!" ūüíó LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "The Forum" (magazine) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 5: part 4 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 7: part 4 of 5¬† "Reaching For Personal Freedom" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 7: part 1 of 5,¬† ¬†Episode 7: part 2 of 5,¬† & ¬†Episode 7: part 3 of 5¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
12:07 12/27/18
Ep. 12_Part 2 of 5_Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships
In part 2 of 5 (of Episode 12), Terry Anne elaborates on communication from Chapter 3 of¬†the brand new book "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" (B-33).¬† She explains how she has used this book in her personal life in recognizing and moving through old behaviors.¬† We also discuss how labels and biases can hinder intimacy and that this book is an example of our evolving Al-Anon program. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM TERRY ANNE: "...it didn‚Äôt seem to matter if you were male or female, ideas that were traditionally masculine were sometimes held by women just as much as a female perspective could be held by a man and I really enjoyed that!" LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 13: parts 5 - 11¬† "Sexual Intimacy and the Alcoholic Relationship" OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
12:50 12/27/18
Ep. 12_Part 1 of 5_Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships
How can it be easier to share about sex?¬† How can spiritual solutions be brought into intimate situations?¬† What new upcoming Al-Anon literature is on the horizon?¬† Terry Anne¬†shares, in part 1 of 5 of Episode 12, about the brand new book "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" (B-33) that came out in 2018 at Al-Anon‚Äôs 6th International Convention. ¬†We discuss the workshop she once gave on the topic of sex, the different types of intimacy covered, and my strange experience with this book. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM TERRY ANNE: "...many of those relationships have absolutely nothing to do with sex, but they‚Äôre still so very intimate, they‚Äôre very personal." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 11: part 4 of 4¬† "Sexual Intimacy and the Alcoholic Relationship" OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
10:25 12/27/18
Ep. 11_Part 4 of 4_From Survival To Recovery
Susan and 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 ‚Äď including raffle baskets! ¬†We also explore how one can¬†contribute to Al-Anon other than putting money in the Seventh Tradition basket. ¬†She singles out the section "Steps to the Future" from page 255 (or 257 depending on the¬†book's edition) and we remember what it was like growing up in an alcoholic home. ¬†Lastly, we look forward to the brand new book that will be debuting at the international convention in 2018! QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM SUSAN: "I‚Äôve never met an Al-Anon book I didn‚Äôt love." ūüíĖ LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2, ¬†& ¬†Episode 13: parts 1 - 4¬† "Many Voices, One Journey" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 10: part 4 of 4¬† "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 12: part 1 of 5,¬† ¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5,¬† ¬†Episode 12: part 3 of 5,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 5 of 5¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
13:38 8/15/17
Ep. 11_Part 3 of 4_From Survival To Recovery
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 Conference Approved Literature (CAL) and how this book marked a turning point for Al-Anon Family Groups. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM SUSAN: "I was an adult before I was the child." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2, ¬†& ¬†Episode 13: parts 1 - 4¬† "Many Voices, One Journey" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 10: part 4 of 4¬† "When I Got Busy, I Got Better" ¬† "Al-Anon Sharings from Adult Children" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
11:08 8/15/17
Ep. 11_Part 2 of 4_When I Got Busy, I Got Better
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, and the difference between being grateful and thankful. ¬†A NOTE OF CAUTION: this is the first episode to include EXPLICIT language, so proceed accordingly! ¬† QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM SUSAN: "My worth is who I am ‚Äď not what I do, not what I give you.¬† I‚Äôm worthy just because I‚Äôm me." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "When I Got Busy, I Got Better" ¬† "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 10: part 2 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 13: parts 5 - 11¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
10:29 8/15/17
Ep. 11_Part 1 of 4_When I Got Busy, I Got Better
Am I the right kind of busy?¬† Where does self-worth come from?¬† Helping versus enabling?¬† Being a victim versus a participant?¬† 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! QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM SUSAN: "I used to say I was born angry!" LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "When I Got Busy, I Got Better" ¬† "From Survival To Recovery" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 4: part 1 of 2,¬†¬†¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† & ¬†Episode 13: parts 1 - 4¬† "Alcoholism, A Merry-Go-Round Named Denial" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 9: part 1 of 4¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
11:17 8/15/17
Ep. 10_Part 4 of 4_Just For Today
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 and what sets this item apart from the rest of the literature in the¬†2017 CAL Catalog¬†(S-15).¬† She also reveals a unique location to leave the "Just For Today"¬†bookmark (M-12) that is too high of a risky spot for me.¬† Discover what is on the second "Just For Today" bookmark (M-13) and what one word on the¬†wallet card¬†version (M-11) is hidden in our literature!¬† Lastly, if you have an answer to the question posed at the end of this episode, please visit this podcast show's blog website,‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com,¬†‚Ääto leave your comment at the very bottom of the blog post. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM WENDY: "I hope everyone raises their hand and gets involved in service because it will just springboard your recovery." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "Just For Today" (bookmark) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 2 of 2¬† & ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5¬† "Just For Today" (wallet card) ¬† ¬†2017 CAL Catalog¬† ¬† "2003 World Service Conference Summary" ¬† "2017 World Service Conference Summary" ¬† "Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 5: part 3 of 4¬† "Many Voices, One Journey" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 11: part 3 of 4¬† "Just For Today" (Alateen bookmark) ¬† "Just For Today" (Alateen wallet card) ¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
15:27 4/18/17
Ep. 10_Part 3 of 4_Just For Today
The bookmark, "Just For Today" (M-12), is Wendy‚Äôs favorite piece of outreach literature in part 3 of 4 of Episode 10.¬† We talk about the current conversation at Al-Anon‚Äôs World Service Conference regarding the recommendation to remove the PRAYER FOR TODAY section.¬† Using¬†pages 57 ‚Äď 60¬†of the "2016 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46), we explore the CAL process to remove, edit, or replace the prayer.¬† Wendy shares about the interaction between the Literature Committee and the World Service Conference and how it‚Äôs important to not be afraid to have uncomfortable discussions that affect literature decisions. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM WENDY: "I was always trying to change things... to adjust them to how I wanted them to be and it‚Äôs very exhausting to do that!" LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "Just For Today" (bookmark) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 2 of 2¬† & ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5¬† "Just For Today" (wallet card) ¬† ¬†Al-Anon Newcomer Packet¬† ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 2 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 4: part 2 of 2,¬† & ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5,¬† "2016 World Service Conference Summary" ¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
16:08 4/18/17
Ep. 10_Part 2 of 4_How Al-Anon Works
The conversation with Wendy continues about slogans in part 2 of 4 (of Episode 10) from "How Al-Anon Works" (B-22 for hardcover, eA-22 for the¬†audiobook version,¬†B-32 for softcover).¬† We focus on the slogan ‚ÄúLet Go and Let God‚ÄĚ (especially the importance of faith in the 2nd half) and how a specific physical token can be used as a reminder to put this slogan into action!¬† I give recommendations on other CAL pieces to reference for a deeper dive into the slogans and lastly, find out why I consider slogans are similar to jewels. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM WENDY: "It was an illusion that I was controlling the outcomes, but I guess the illusion made me safe for a little while‚Ķ but it never really lasted." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 13: parts 5 - 11¬† "The Forum" (magazine) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 5: part 4 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 1 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 2 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 7: part 4 of 5,¬† ¬†Episode 12: part 4 of 5,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 12: part 5 of 5¬† "The Forum Book" (working title) ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 12: part 5 of 5¬† "The Al-Anon Family Groups - Classic Edition" ¬† "Alateen ‚Äď Hope for Children of Alcoholics" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 4 of 4¬† "Courage To Be Me" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 4 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 8: part 1 of 3,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 8: part 2 of 3¬† "Alcoholism, The Family Disease" ¬† "As We Understood" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 1 of 4¬† & ¬†Episode 6: part 2 of 4¬† "Alateen Talks Back On: Slogans" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 6: part 4 of 4¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
12:20 4/18/17
Ep. 10_Part 1 of 4_How Al-Anon Works
What are good consequences?¬† Where does the fear of letting go come from?¬† What are literature discussions like at the World Service Conference? ¬†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, eA-22 for the¬†audiobook version,¬†B-32 for softcover) as stepping stones to serenity and how serenity can eventually become a guiding force in our lives for making decisions.¬† We also look closer at the slogan ‚ÄúLet it Begin With Me‚ÄĚ as not just something that we say at the end of an Al-Anon meeting or having to do with outreach. QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM WENDY: "...I grew up thinking there were a lot of things you wanted in life‚Ķ good relationships, and you wanted money, and you wanted a good job‚Ķ but serenity wasn‚Äôt on my list really." LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES: "How Al-Anon Works" ¬†‚Äď ¬†Episode 1: part 1 of 2,¬† ¬†Episode 6: part 3 of 4,¬† ¬†Episode 11: part 2 of 4,¬†¬†¬†Episode 12: part 2 of 5,¬† &¬†¬†Episode 13: parts 5 - 11¬† OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE:¬† Visit my CAL Chat blog -‚Ä䬆www.calchatblog.com¬† YouTube -‚Ä䬆www.youtube.com/‚Äč@CALChatPodcast¬† Instagram -‚Ä䬆www.instagram.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan1¬† Threads -‚Ä䬆www.threads.net/‚Äč@CALChatFan1¬† Pinterest -‚Ä䬆www.pinterest.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† X (Twitter) -‚Ä䬆www.twitter.com/‚ÄčCALChatFan¬† CAL Chat website -‚Ä䬆www.calchatpodcast.com¬†
11:39 4/18/17