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We Need You On Our Team!

By Bees | December 28, 2021

During this year’s Season of Giving, we brought you stories from volunteers, convenors, and LifeRing meeting participants. We hoped you enjoyed them as much as we enjoyed sharing! Now it’s time to share with us. We’re asking all LifeRing Community Members to join our team. Spare change under your cushions?  Drop it in the hat!…

The Gift of Kindness

By Bees | December 24, 2021

I cannot claim to remember Christmas Eve last year. At least not with any genuine clarity thanks to my problem with drinking. This holiday season is a different story. I am present to embrace every sparkling moment. I finally admitted that alcohol was not my friend and looked for support. I found that support through…

For recovery to work, people must be empowered

By Bees | December 21, 2021

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” –  Alice Walker Before discovering LifeRing Secular Recovery, I wondered why traditional recovery plans required sober-seeking individuals to admit they are powerless. Even the strict religion of my youth touted owning my choices because I made them, regardless of…

Winter Holiday Gatherings

By Bees | December 19, 2021

LifeRing Open Door Invitation Winter Holiday Gatherings – online open door – Zoom Link  ●  Meeting ID:  985 2395 6359   ●  Passcode: lifering Friday, December 24th from 8:00pm to 2:00am   ●   Saturday, December 25th from 5:00pm to 2:00amFriday, December 31st from 8:00pm to 2:00am   ●   Saturday, January 1st from 5:00pm to 2:00am – All  meetings…

Recovery Needs Community

By Bees | December 17, 2021

So, the opposite of addiction is not sobriety. The opposite of addiction is human connection. – Johann Hari     I attended my first Lifering meeting almost 2 years ago, just before the global pandemic sent so many of us into isolation. Having spent 25 years in active addiction, I was no stranger to isolation.…

For recovery to work, people need choice.

By Bees | December 14, 2021

” My IOP program is still heavily NA/AA formatted. They ask me every week if I have a sponsor. I tell them LifeRing doesn’t do official sponsors, but I have accountability peers in 3 different groups there! ”  – Ashley, 155 days sober Ashley has recently joined the LifeRing Community. Like many others in programs requiring…

Give the Gift of Hope

By Bees | December 12, 2021

Let me introduce you to my family. They’ve been with me since I first stumbled over the front steps and crawled up to my room at 15 through the day I told them I was quitting some 35 years later. The shock on their faces was almost the same both times. “What can this be?…

Thanksgiving Day Open Door Invitation

By Bees | November 15, 2021

LifeRing Open Door Invitation   THANKSGIVING DAY – online holiday gathering – Zoom Link  ●  Meeting ID:  912 8539  8966  ●  Passcode: lifering   Thursday, November 25th from 6:00am to Midnight Pacific Time   LifeRing Secular Recovery is offering a place at our table during our open door online Thanksgiving Day Gathering. Convenors from across the…

Recovery and Mindful Eating

By The Chief | November 12, 2021

Bringing LifeRing to People in Recovery who also struggle with Eating Disorders LifeRing is proud to announce our first special recovery meeting for people who also struggle with eating disorders: MINDFUL EATING Tuesdays at 11:00am Pacific Time Zoom Meeting Link   ●  Meeting ID:  920 2549 7153   ●  Passcode:  lifering   Sheika is an in-person convenor in…

California Recoverin’ at Café Tropical

By Bees | November 9, 2021

  LifeRing’s first meeting in Los Angeles, which started in March 2018, has returned to meeting in person at Café Tropical, 2900 W. Sunset Bl., in the beautiful Silver Lake neighborhood, just east of Hollywood.    Café Tropical has been a fixture of the local recovery community through successive owners for many years, offering peer-support meetings…