By: Marilyn L. Davis In reading Whitney McKendree Moore’s book, Whit’s End, the first thing that stood out was how self-sufficient, poised, and seemingly together she appeared. However, we all know that looks are deceiving. Adeptly moving from one type of crisis to another, she finally realizes she can’t fix the problems, can’t control the […]
As a child of, a wife of, a niece of, and probably a granddaughter of an alcoholic, I developed my own case of Alcoholism. My bottle did not contain liquor; it contained Worry and an assortment of other poisonous spirits that lured me into a wild-and-crazy way of dancing through my life.Read More
Today, I’d like to be one of those people who tell you, “If I can do this, so can you.” Recovery works.Read More
By Whitney McKendree Moore “When I first stopped trying to fix other people, I turned my attention to ‘curing’ myself. I was in a hurry to get this healing process over… I looked forward to the day I would graduate from Al-Anon and get on with my life. As year two and year three […]Read More
By Whitney McKendree Moore “What you have become is the price you paid to get what you thought you wanted.” ~Mignon McLaughlin Reflecting on What I Thought I Wanted I’m on the eve of celebrating my 72nd birthday and my 48th year of marriage, thanks to 30 years of Twelve Step […]Read More
The hundredth monkey theory gives me me hope! What if I (or you) were the equivalent of “the hundredth monkey” so to speak? I know I am not because, if I were, every woman in the world would be in Twelve-Step recovery, washing their respective “potatoes.”Read More
By Whitney McKendree Moore “Mature adults gravitate toward new values and understandings, not just rehashing and blind acceptance of past patterns and previous learning. This is an ongoing process and maturity demands lifelong learners.” ― David W. Earle LPC- Love is Not Enough As I celebrate my third decade in recovery, I […]Read More
Whitney McKendree Moore learned to stay in the bleachers, cheering for her loved one’s “game” which she finally learned does not depend on her.Read More
By: Whitney McKendree Moore Isolated in the Group? When I finally found my way into Al-Anon, I began to see what Lily Tomlin may have meant when she said, “We’re all in this alone together.” I had grown up in functional alcoholism and had then married it, so heads were nodding as I introduced myself […]Read More
By: Whitney McKendree Moore Changing My Focus by Listening Al-Anon has taught me that recovery involves listening. One of our slogans is Listen and Learn. Another is Progress Not Perfection. Another (which I made up) is Recovery is a Verb. In Al-Anon meetings, sharing after sharing has built my trust that The Higher […]Read More
Note from the Editor-in-chief, Marilyn L. Davis: Ever wonder what the early days of Al-Anon were like? Whitney McKendree Moore had the pleasure of interviewing Ruth in 2000 for this post. We are grateful to people like Lois Wilson, wife of Bill Wilson for taking people under her wing like Ruth, and for the ‘Ruths’ […]Read More
By: Noelle Sterne I’ve Wasted Too Much Time ___ “It is true that you may have lost some time in the past. You may have allowed your life to melt away with your time, but the good news is that you still have the future.” ― Sunday Adelaja, How To Become Great Through Time Conversion: Are […]Read More
If you’re an author, traditionally or self-published, do you need more exposure for your book?
Probably, and a Recommended Recovery Book post can offer that for you.
It’s my way of getting valuable information out to people who are still struggling with their addictions. It also allows you another platform to promote your book.Read More