June 12, 2017
Continuing our series on the 12 steps and exploring step 7 through the lens of several different fellowships- Jackie and Jon explore how we "Humbly ask God to remove our defects of character." Jackie shares a funny story about mixing up "humility" with "humiliation" - you don't want to miss this episode.
June 5, 2017
The momentum can feel like it really starts to shift in step 6. Jackie and Jon discuss what "defects of character" means- and examine some of the ways those defects manifest in less-than-obvious ways.
May 31, 2017
In Step 5, "we admitted to God, ourselves, and another human being the exact nature of our wrongs." Jackie and Jon explore what "exact nature" means as well as discuss the benefits of step 5 as presented in various big books.
May 22, 2017
In this episode, Jon and Jackie discuss the 4th step and the "big inventory" and how to take it in chunks. The fourth step can be where everything changes.
May 15, 2017
What does it mean to 'become willing to surrender...?' Jon and Jackie dive into step 3- looking at willingness and surrender through the lens of the 12 steps.
May 8, 2017
Jackie and Jon continue their series examining the 12 steps through different fellowshps' literature. Step two describes all of the ways that "we came to believe" and the ins and outs of what exactly is the nature of what we came to believe.
May 1, 2017
Jon and Jackie take a look at Step 1- across 8 different 12 step fellowships. Every fellowship has a little bit of a different approach and understanding to working the steps- most people will be benefited by learning about powerlessness and unmanageability from a few different angles.
April 25, 2017
We were privileged to have Jeff Zacharias, the President of New Hope Recovery in Chicago as a guest. Jeff talked about the intersection of trauma, addiction, and mental health in the LGBTQQI community- YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS EPISODE- Jeff's insights and work highlight the importance of having a safe, healthy, and connected recovery community.
You can learn more about Jeff and New Hope Recovery at http://www.new-hope-recovery.com/center and http://www.jeffzacharias.com/website/
April 17, 2017
We're back to another installment of "What's Missing?" In this episode we look at the fine art of argument- the ability to state your own feelings, position, wants, and needs, while hearing that of another's without becoming defensive or shut off. This ability is critical in healthy differentiated relationships.