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Waynedale Health

We like to keep our Waynedale News readers safe and healthy! These are the most current articles and stories to improve your body and mental health written by our original, local writers from around the Waynedale (Fort Wayne), Indiana Community.

HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week's HTYH is about Step Five: "Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs." Step Five requires a sponsor, and if you don't yet have one, its time to get one! During the first three steps we admitted, became willing, and made a decision, the Fourth Step, we made a list but, Step Five requires help from God, and another human being. Not everybody works their Fifth Step with their sponsor; some work it with a priest, minister, rabbi or some...

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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Last week, we talked about the fourth step: Made a searching and fearless moral (truth) inventory of ourselves. Resentment is the #1 killer of alcoholics, and fear, remorse, guilt, and shame are all connected to it. Professor Chesnut defines resentment: re-feeling the pain over and over, and feeding its flames higher and higher. Like a lot of words in English, the word resentment came from a Latin word, the verb sentio, which means, "I feel" or "I experience emotionally." In the English...

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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Before we move on to step five, there is more that should be said about the fourth step. Bill Wilson wrote in the book Alcoholic's Anonymous..."Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves." A business, which takes no regular inventory usually, goes broke. Taking an inventory is a fact-finding and a fact-facing process. It is an effort to discover the truth about our personal stock-in-trade. One object is to discover defective, or damaged goods, and get rid of them promptly....

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week's HTYH is about the fourth step of the twelve-step program. The first step was: "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol," the second step, "We came to believe a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity," and the third step, "We made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him". The short form of the first three steps is: I can't; God can; I think I'll let Him.

 

The fourth step is the first of the action steps and we...

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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This week's HTYH is about the third step of AA's 12-step program, "Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him." *[The Twelve-Step program is a spiritual way of life. The first half of the first step, "We admitted we were powerless over alcohol," is a spiritual experience and so is the second step, "We came to believe a power greater than us could restore us to sanity." We need more than physical capabilities; we need our full faculties as a...

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HERE’S TO YOUR HEALTH

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Here's To Your Health has already paid tribute to many doctors who heavily influenced Alcoholics Anonymous, and this week I will quote another doctor: "It was from Bill Wilson that I heard the need for alcoholics to hit bottom, of the necessity for accepting a higher power, of the indispensability of humility. These ideas had never crossed my professional horizon and certainly had never influenced my thinking or attitudes. Revolutionary as they were, they nevertheless made sense, and I found...

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