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Daily Alanon Reading

As a long-time Alanon member, my habits include daily Alanon reading. My readings work with my journaling, prayer, and meditation to keep me spiritually connected. The Alanon Program The Alanon program is for family and friends of alcoholics and addicts. It’s based on the 12 steps adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous. Members meet to share experience, …

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Daily Habit of Journaling

This week, I want to share with you my daily habit of Journaling. I use two journaling tools to sort through my feelings and thoughts. The Benefits of Journaling For me, the biggest benefit of journaling has been increasing my mindfulness. The more I journal the more I become aware of what’s going on in …

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Daily Habit of Appreciation

This week, I’m sharing my daily habit of appreciation. I use it to stay focused on the positive in my life. Gratitude vs. Appreciation For years, I had a practice of making a gratitude list, but I no longer do that for two reasons. First, gratitude implies owing, and I prefer focusing on love freely …

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Daily Habit of Meditation

Last week, I shared my daily prayer practice. This week, I want to share with you my daily habit of meditation. The Benefits of Stillness There are numerous, well-documented benefits to a daily meditation habit (or other stillness practice). Here are just a few of the science-based benefits: Reduces stress Controls anxiety Helps you sleep …

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Daily Habit of Prayer

For the month of January, I’ll be sharing my daily spiritual habits. This week, I’m sharing my daily habit of prayer. The Value of Prayer Prayer is an important part of a spiritual life. Working together, prayer and a stillness practice ground you and guide you in your daily life. Because prayer provides a method …