Retreating from a retreat…

When I was little and something went wrong, my dad always said something like, ‘it’s taking part that counts’, or maybe, ‘it’s character-building’. Well I recently failed at going on a retreat. That’s a new one. I go to weekly CoDA (Codependents Anonymous) meetings. Every Saturday, I run a small, one hour meeting for women…

Step one (possibly 0.5): Life is unmanageable

I never thought I was a meetings person. It goes without saying that AA and the like work for a lot of people. But I tried the addicts groups and I found them abrasive. Plus I’ve had a lot of trouble with the whole ‘higher power’ concept that’s so central to the twelve step approach. The…