One Agnostic’s Use of the Steps

One Agnostic’s Use of the Steps

Although I work with my share of agnostics and atheists, I use and adapt the original steps, introducing variations when needed. I suggest to step partners that they read about…

Episode 73: The Proactive Twelve Steps for Mindful Recovery

Episode 73: The Proactive Twelve Steps for Mindful Recovery

In this episode of AA Beyond Belief the Podcast, I spoke with Serge Prengel, author of The Proactive Twelve Steps for Mindful Recovery. Serge is a therapist and life coach…

Episode 69: Petrina S.

Episode 69: Petrina S.

In today’s episode, we meet Petrina S., who helped found the Curl Curl Secular ID meeting located about 18 kilometers from the central business district in Sydney, New South…

Episode 58: The 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous: An Interpretation by Steve K.

Episode 58: The 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous: An Interpretation by Steve K.

This week’s podcast features an interview with Steve K. who discusses his book The 12 Step Philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous: An Interpretation by Steve K. Inspired by Stoic philosophy…

Episode 54: The Five Keys: 12 Step Recovery Without A God, by Archer Voxx

Episode 54: The Five Keys: 12 Step Recovery Without A God, by Archer Voxx

Our podcast this week is an interesting interview I conducted with Archer Voxx, author of the book The Five Keys – Twelve Step Recovery Without A God. This short book is…

Episode 47: Step 12 with Benn and John

Episode 47: Step 12 with Benn and John

It’s been a while since I’ve recorded a podcast and it’s been way too long since I’ve had a chat with Benn. Life got in the…

Forgiveness and Recovery

Forgiveness and Recovery

I was recently working the Twelve Steps with a sponsee when I began to ponder whether the steps are incomplete. My sponsee and I were on Step 8, reviewing the…

Episode 45: Step 11 with Benn and John

Episode 45: Step 11 with Benn and John

Alcoholics Anonymous isn’t a program, it’s a fellowship. As stated in the AA preamble, its a “fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope…

Episode 44: Love and Service

Episode 44: Love and Service

For the second year in a row, I had the opportunity to speak at the Paseo Group’s annual holiday Alkathon, which is a time during the Holiday’s when…

These Are Only Suggestions

These Are Only Suggestions

I like AA – especially the fellowship. In most locales, it’s the only show in town and the price is right. When I was a kid, my family went to…

Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater: The Merits of the Big Book

Don’t Throw the Baby Out With the Bathwater: The Merits of the Big Book

There is an old saying that suggests we should not throw the baby out with the bath water. In other words: there may be some nuggets of gold (or a…

Episode 23: Step Five and Sponsorship

Episode 23: Step Five and Sponsorship

I was transformed by the Twelve Steps, but there wasn’t anything supernatural or magical about it. The change I experienced was the result of what I learned from the…