Feeling Different

Web Exclusive: I Have Learned to Live Life in a Profoundly Different Way

Listening to her Higher Power and other alcoholics led her on a wonderful 26-year journey.

“God sent me to Omaha to await further instructions.”

As a young girl, I wanted a life of adventure to escape what I saw as the boredom of growing up in Portland, Oregon. I have since been to many parts of the world, but my biggest adventure of all has been the inner journey of spiritual awareness and growth that I began when I stopped drinking and started going to meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous.

My mother organized an intervention on my father in August 1984. He eventually died of alcoholism, but I got sober. I might still be out there trying to make drinking work, if I had not been blindsided by the intervention with its ironic... Login to read more
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