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Welcome to this official website for the "CAL Chat" podcast – the show where we discuss our favorite Al-Anon and Alateen Conference Approved Literature and how it has improved our lives!  You can also visit my "CAL Chat" blog at www.calchatblog.com, get literature updates at www.twitter.com/CALChatFan, as well as see recovery literature in a new way at www.instagram.com/CALChatFan1 and www.pinterest.com/CALChatFan

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🌟 "CAL Chat" Blog Announcement 🌟

Mar 15, 2021

For more about my journey through Conference Approved Literature 📚 (and other Al-Anon adventures 🤗), visit the "CAL Chat" blog at: www.calchatblog.com.  Thanks!


Dec 27, 2018

Terry Anne highlights new upcoming Al-Anon literature in part 5 of 5 of Episode 12 and explains how the motto chosen for the "2018 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) applies to her own personal life.  To submit your suggestion for your favorite "Forum" article that you’d like to see in the new upcoming book,...


Dec 27, 2018

In part 4 of 5 (of Episode 12), Terry Anne’s pick for her favorite outreach piece of literature is the bookmark "Just For Today" (M-12) and we talk about how it helps puts the focus on ourselves, not the alcoholic.  Then we pull out our "2018 World Service Conference Summary" (P-46) to dive into page 51 regarding the...


Dec 27, 2018

Terry Anne (in part 3 of 5 of Episode 12) sums up the new book "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" (B-33) in 3 words!  I reveal my favorite sections from pages 18-19 and the story of loss on page 118 that still stays with me.

QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM TERRY ANNE:

  • "...we’re loved more for who we really are than anyone...


Dec 27, 2018

In part 2 of 5 (of Episode 12), Terry Anne elaborates on communication from Chapter 3 of the brand new book "Intimacy in Alcoholic Relationships" (B-33).  She explains how she has used this book in her personal life in recognizing and moving through old behaviors.  We also discuss how labels and biases can hinder...