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Sober Pod - Step 7 - Shortcomings - Ellenisode!

Ellen starts off her minisode with a quote from the 12X12: “We saw we needn’t always be bludgeoned and beaten into humility. It could come quite as much from our voluntary reaching for it as it could from unremitting suffering. A great turning point in our lives came when we sought for humility as something we really wanted, rather than as something we must have. It marked the time when we could commence to see the full implication of Step Seven: “Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.” - and she shares her take on it.

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Sober Pod - Step 7 - "all of me, good and bad"

In this episode, we discuss our new endeavor of broadcasting our mess on Soberpod Live (on Facebook Live). We try to ignore the camera, but it does have an effect. We gather ourselves to talk about Step 7 from Drop The Rock (book) and continue to reference the requirements it brings up for the process. Thanks again for listening!

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Sober Pod - Step 6 - Defects of Character

Having made our way through steps one through five, we begin to look at our character defects (a.k.a shortcomings) as we are nearly half way into the twelve steps. Asking ourselves, “Our we entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character?” We now begin the process of understanding ourselves and our relationship with our higher power better.

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Sober Pod - Step 6 - Changes (Ellen)

Ellen steps up (Step! Get it?!?) oh never mind. Ellen launches us into the 4th dimension of Step 6 in this week’s minisode as she explains the finer points of dealing with the aftermath of the 5th step and living in the real world for the upcoming changes in our lives. Also, she reminds us to thank our mentors and the people who have impacted our lives. Thanks Ellen!

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Sober Pod - Step 5 - Forgiveness

Forgiveness is not easy no matter how much you want to consider it and or try. Sometimes quickly and sometimes slowly, the distance from your head to your heart can be the longest journey. The good thing is that we do can do it and the best thing is that we can do it together. Join us as we ALL discover forgiveness a bit more.

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Sober Pod - Step 5 - CONFESS!!!!

We gather around the old microphones to talk about the one thing that most of us look up on the wall with haunting anxiety and scream inside “noooooo! Neverrrr!” only to find out that months later it was the one thing thing that set the wheels in motion to begin the journey of recovery. If you are holding off on your 5th step, we suggest giving this one a listen. And don’t forget to subscribe and give us money!

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Soberpod - Step 4 - Fears list

This week we discuss our fear list and talk about the multiple ways people interpret the fears list/inventory. Some fears we have deeper and more significant, while others seem trivial, no matter what they are, they all impact our lives in many ways. So, sit right back, grab your popcorn and dig right in.

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Soberpod - Step 4 - A moral inventory

We talk about Step 4 of Alcoholics Anonymous this month! Talking about resentments, anger, fear, self-esteem, insecurities, and all the other things that forced Carl to cry in the shower every morning in his first year of sobriety! So, welcome to the beginning of a very revealing month!

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