I’ve Been Recognized!

Back in February, I received notice that paralegalcertification.com had listed this blog in their list of 30 Top Alcoholic Anonymous blogs.   I am honored.

An Excerpt:

Top 30 Alcoholics Anonymous Blogs

alcoholism.jpgOne’s relationship with alcohol can be one of the most contentious aspects of life. There are safe and healthy pleasures that come with the sauce, but it can lead to abuse and self-harm. To get on the right track and sober up, many consecrate their lives to being safer and stronger with AA. Fortunately, writing about the experience can often help with recovery, and many AA members are blogging. Here’s our selection of the best of the Web’s AA-themed blogs.

Top Five

  1. The AA Blog: Anyone who suspects that they or a loved one may be falling into the grip of alcoholism may be wise to give this blog a visit. It’s a frequently updated and devoted page chock full of the latest information on recovery and support for this widespread disorder. It also provides a lot of insight and honest confessions about what participating in an Alcoholics Anonymous program is really like. This blog shows while it’s no cakewalk, it is absolutely worthwhile.
    • Why We Love It: Understand more about the ins and outs of AA meetings, and also dealing with your own alcoholism, with this site’s counsel.
    • Favorite Post: Taking Risks
  2. I’m Just F.I.N.E.: Blogger Syd maintains a level of blatant and piercing honesty in her blog page. Her bio tells how she was raised as a child by an alcoholic, and is now wed to someone struggling with alcohol. Valiantly, she carries on with her spouse through this journey away from the shackles of her pain and into freedom and peace. This blog is particularly noteworthy for its candor. Anticipate no song-and-dance routines here, only the searing truth.
    • Why We Love It: Understand the highs, the lows, and the spots in between on the path of redemption from alcoholism here.
    • Favorite Post: Holy City Blues
  3. Alcoholic Outsider Artist: What’s a man to do with the frustration, anger, and new growth that accompanies a struggle with alcoholism in AA? Make great artwork, of course. Blogger Parker paints enviably beautiful pictures in direct response to his experiences with Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He describes his painting as distracted, to-the-point, and devoid of direction. None of that hampers the power of the paintings you’ll see here.
    • Why We Love It: A great blog that exhibits a healthy response to the immense internal struggles that alcoholism recovery can prompt.
    • Favorite Post: Favorite AA Pictures
  4. Don in London: The British have always entertained a boisterous and hearty interaction with alcohol. This blog makes an excellent case for many of the country’s denizens to evaluate their interactions with beer and wine and to make sure that they’re not abusing them. Blogger Don has commenced his blog page by providing a comprehensive walk through each of Alcoholics Anonymous’ twelve steps. A great AA site for readers on both sides of the pond.
    • Why We Love It: This British blogger provides sharp insights into the process of alcoholism recovery, step by step.
    • Favorite Post: AA Step Two
  5. The Spirit of Recovery: A fiftysomething recovering alcoholic writes with spirit and with hope on the topic of relieve from the disorder. Blogger Ron has put in a lot of work in terms of personally conversing with other AA members and immersing himself in the available literature. This blog makes it clear that recovery is not the end of the road. Rather, it’s merely a coveted step in a veritable journey of relief that continues as long as one keeps living.
    • Why We Love It: This blog helps those interested in AA to understand what recovery actually means, and how to deal with it once it’s achieved.
    • Favorite Post: Recovered

See the entire list here:  http://www.paralegalcertification.com/best-aa-blogs

To clarify, though, this blog has no affiliation with the Alcoholics Anonymous organization, other than I talk about that organization quite a bit.

And if anyone is wondering why I haven’t gotten this up until now, well, it took me that long to figure out how to put the little award thingy over there on right of the page!

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