Hope can be cultivated. . .

Exciting news, every one.  My newest book: Cultivating Hope, is being shipped to stores as I write this.  You can call Hazelden too, at 800-328-9000 or go on amazon.com where you can see inside the book.  I am so happy it’s getting released a bit earlier than expected. Current economic […]

Solutions to be determined. . .

Detachment is letting the solutions be determined by God. Solutions are seldom simple.  Perhaps that’s because they generally involve other people too.  When any one of us is certain we have the best solution for any problem or situation confronting us, we have quite naturally chosen one that benefits us, […]

Detachment is stepping back. . .

Detachment is stepping back from an experience in order to allow room for God to do his part. I seldom remember, without some prodding that I initially resist, that God is a factor in every person’s experience.  My ego’s first inclination is to think I am a necessary fac- tor.  […]

Stop Focusing on problems. . .

Stop Focusing on Problems: Seek Solutions Instead. Others watch how we behave.  Does it match what we say? Or are we making problems bigger than they are? Alcoholics Anonymous suggests that attraction to their program is more effective than promotion of it.  The same holds true for behavior in relationships, […]

Each Day Is A New Beginning. . .

After being at a meeting this morning, I was thinking about the joy of this journey we share.  Every one in my group was some one who has become very close to my heart.  But I also thought about all those who haven’t wandered into the recovery rooms yet and […]

By August 15, 2009 10 comments Karen's Musings

Being focused on any one else . . .

Being focused on any one else will prevent us from doing the work we are here to do. It’s far too easy to sit in judgment of others, to criticize them silently or audibly.  It has become important to me to remember that every person alive has a very specific […]

Interdependence is the hallmark of a healthy relationship. . .

Interdependence is the hallmark of a healthy relationship. Getting enmeshed in someone else’s life generally happens when we are feeling in- secure, and uncertain of ourselves.  We cling to the “object of our affection,” and then mistakenly think that if we are constantly “in sync,” if we are in agreement […]

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