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Welcome to this official website for the "CAL Chat" podcast – the show where we discuss our favorite Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature and how it has improved our lives!  You can also visit my "CAL Chat" blog at www.calchatblog.com, get literature updates at www.twitter.com/CALChatFan, as well as see recovery literature in a new way at www.instagram.com/CALChatFan1 and www.pinterest.com/CALChatFan

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Aug 15, 2017

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 – 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...


Aug 15, 2017

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...


Aug 15, 2017

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...


Aug 15, 2017

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...