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Here’s What I Found under the Seat Cushions!

By Admin | December 22, 2020

The LifeRing Secular Recovery Community is making a huge impact on this year’s fundraising efforts. If you have already made a donation, thank you! You’re Amazing! If you haven’t had a chance to donate yet, we understand. But we’ll keep the lights on for you and hope you can donate today. Think of it as…

Double Your Impact – LifeRing Matching Gift Fund

By Admin | December 18, 2020

Double Your Impact – LifeRing Matching Gift Fund   LifeRing cannot do what we do without you! Members and supporters like you have recently donated $6,200 to help us grow in 2021. These generous contributions bring us within reach of our $8,000 year-end goal. You can help us meet this goal and double your impact by…

Fundraising Update and New Challenge

By Admin | December 4, 2020

Greetings LifeRing Community! We are humbled by the generous response from those of you who donated to LifeRing as part of our annual Day of Giving fundraiser. Here’s an update on where we stand and our new financial goal for the end of 2020. Changes since COVID-19: LifeRing offers a secular method of supporting people…

Give now to support LifeRing Secular Recovery for Giving Tuesday!

By Admin | November 30, 2020

Dear Friends, Tuesday, December 1, 2020, is Giving Tuesday, a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities around the world. We ask that you consider LifeRing as a possible selection for your donation on Giving Tuesday. LifeRing provides recovery meetings – both in-person and online – led by…

Thanksgiving Reflection

By Bees | November 29, 2020

Thursday was Thanksgiving and my first real dinner party since beginning recovery. We’ve hosted parties for up to 20 people in a 400 square foot diving (dining/living) room, but yesterday was exclusively for besties and their loved ones. This year, my friend’s husband came to house drunk. Not quite passing-out drunk, but a little too…

Sleeping Sober

By Bees | November 16, 2020

Surprise! Alcohol does not help insomnia; it contributes to it! Be patient and your sleep pattern will return to normal. Sleep was a real challenge when I quit drinking. When I was a drunk, I had no problem sleeping: face down on the bar, face down on the park bench, face down on the kitchen…

“I Beat Addiction Without God”

By Ewa | November 12, 2020

A few days ago I posted a link to the Wall Street Journal essay written by our very own Mary Beth O’Connor. For those of you without a subscription to the WSJ who are having trouble accessing the article, Mary Beth has given me permission to post her essay here on our LifeRing blog. So,…

“I Beat Addiction Without God”

By Ewa | November 8, 2020

Back in August, our very own LifeRing Board member, Mary Beth O’Connor, had an essay featured in the Wall Street Journal: “I Beat Addiction Without God.”  I couldn’t wait to share the essay with everyone I knew who was seeking choice in recovery!   Mary Beth wrote about her recovery in a way that empowers…

Bees. Recovery. (cont.)

By Ewa | October 31, 2020

Reading the recent post on honeybees made me think back to how I started out with LifeRing many years ago. There were no face-to-face meetings in my area (yet) and no online meetings at the time, so I joined one of the email groups, LSRmail, and then later, LSRsafe. This was an ideal way for…

HoneyBees

By Bees | October 26, 2020

On the day I stopped drinking, a cloud of honeybees moved into my bathroom and began hiving under the tub. I’m neither allergic to nor afraid of bees, so this was no real big deal for me. But there sure were a lot of them! They kept to themselves, humming sweetly during daylight and nesting…