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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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Dec 27, 2018

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’d like to see in the new upcoming book,...


Dec 27, 2018

In part 4 of 5 (of Episode 12), Terry Anne’s 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...


Dec 27, 2018

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’re loved more for who we really are than anyone...


Dec 27, 2018

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...


Dec 27, 2018

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’s...