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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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CAL Chat

Mar 13, 2017

The conversation continues in Episode 9’s second part with Pat and her favorite page 199 (July 17th) from the daily reader "Courage To Change" (B-16).  We explore more components that contribute to making it in recovery, which slogans have helped us out along the way, and how reading the literature can show that...


Mar 13, 2017

How can I get time back in my life?  Are appointments needed to attend an Al-Anon meeting?  How can I spot changes in myself?  In part 1 of 4 of Episode 9, Pat shares how one particular sentence from page 199 (July 17th) from the daily reader "Courage To Change" (B-16) impacted her life.  She breaks down some of the...


Sep 3, 2016

Outreach literature is the focus of this part 4 of 4 of Episode 3 where Cindy describes how she has creatively used the daily reader "Courage To Change" (B-16, B-17 for large print, eB-16 for the electronic version, and eA-16 for the audiobook version).  We eventually move into talking about Alateen literature and how...


Aug 6, 2016

Why is Al-Anon not considered a self-help recovery program?  How is detaching different than separating?  Am I making my spirit sick?  In part 1 of 2 (of Episode 2), BJ talks about her favorite reading, June 14th (pg 166), from the daily reader "One Day At A Time In Al-Anon" (B-6).  She shares her definition of serenity...