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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, www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan, and the brand new CAL Chat YouTube Channel.

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Sep 3, 2016

Outreach literature is the focus of this part 4 of 4 of Episode 3 where Cindy describes how she has creatively used the daily reader "Courage To Change" (B-16, B-17 for large print, eB-16 for the electronic version, and eA-16 for the audiobook version).  We eventually move into talking about Alateen literature and how...


Sep 3, 2016

Part 3 of 4 (of Episode 3) on the "Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2014-2017" (P-24/27) moves into discussion with Cindy about how childhood experiences can influence how we see perfection, the Warranties (especially nonresistance from page 224), and punitive actions.  She also relates how Concepts 6 and 7 (from pages...


Sep 3, 2016

The conversation continues (in part 2 of 4 of Episode 3) with Cindy and her favorite book, the "Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2014-2017" (P-24/27).  We explore pages 68-69 about moving forward, what progress realistically looks like, and how disagreements can actually be a good thing!  Pages 229 and 235 are also...


Sep 3, 2016

How can I give the gift of dignity to the alcoholic?  What page is possibly read the least in each daily reader?  How can my inner child voice be heard in a different way?  Episode 3 features a talk with Cindy about how the "Al-Anon/Alateen Service Manual 2014-2017" (P-24/27) has improved her life.  In this part 1 of 4,...