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“CAL Chat” is where we talk about our favorite Al-Anon & Alateen literature and how it has improved our lives.

CAL Chat PAT A. - Al-Anon Literature Fan

    • Education
    • 3.7 • 31 Ratings

“CAL Chat” is where we talk about our favorite Al-Anon & Alateen literature and how it has improved our lives.

    Ep. 13_Part 11 of 11_How Al-Anon Works

    Ep. 13_Part 11 of 11_How Al-Anon Works

    Diane wraps up the conversation in Episode 13's last part (#11), about the beauty that springs from the book "How Al-Anon Works" (B-32), community-building, and doing outreach/Twelfth Step work.  She delivers an emotional "Last Words'' section which leads to an exchange of heartfelt gratitude and I reveal the reason why I'll keep doing this podcast for the rest of my life. 🤗
    QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE:
    "...Al-Anon is a way for us to find our own light..."  LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "How Al-Anon Works"  –  Episode 1: part 1 of 2,   Episode 6: part 3 of 4,   Episode 10: part 1 of 4,   Episode 10: part 2 of 4,   Episode 11: part 2 of 4,  &  Episode 12: part 2 of 5  "From Survival To Recovery"  –  Episode 4: part 1 of 2,   Episode 4: part 2 of 2,   Episode 11: part 1 of 4,   Episode 11: part 3 of 4,  &  Episode 11: part 4 of 4 
    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my "CAL Chat" blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    "CAL Chat" website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 8 min
    Ep. 13_Part 10 of 11_How Al-Anon Works Audiobook

    Ep. 13_Part 10 of 11_How Al-Anon Works Audiobook

    Diane mentions (in part 10 of 11 from Episode 13), how this podcast inspires her to try something new (like the audiobook version of "How Al-Anon Works" (eA-22)) and always reminds her that she has choices.  She explains how the vision motto "Dream Big" applies to the long-term outreach project she's working on, more virtual recovery avenues we want to explore (especially for outreach purposes), and how a pandemic is similar to recovery.  
    QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE:
    "...our experiences lift us up and not hold us down."  LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "How Al-Anon Works" (audiobook)  –  Episode 6: part 3 of 4  "How Al-Anon Works"  –  Episode 1: part 1 of 2,   Episode 6: part 3 of 4,   Episode 10: part 1 of 4,   Episode 10: part 2 of 4,   Episode 11: part 2 of 4,  &  Episode 12: part 2 of 5  "How Al-Anon Works" (electronic book)  –  Episode 6: part 3 of 4  "As We Understood"  –  Episode 6: part 1 of 4,   Episode 6: part 2 of 4,  &  Episode 10: part 2 of 4 

    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my "CAL Chat" blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    "CAL Chat" website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 11 min
    Ep. 13_Part 9 of 11_How Al-Anon Works Audiobook

    Ep. 13_Part 9 of 11_How Al-Anon Works Audiobook

    I compare the audiobook of "How Al-Anon Works" (eA-22) to the print version (B-32) in Episode 13's part 9 of 11.  A moving story about suicide, Chapter 27's "Finding Reasons To Live," is highlighted because of what it taught me about expectations when listening to the audiobook version.  The show wraps with an update given on all Al-Anon audiobooks available.  Lastly, for the 2009 World Service Conference Summary, click this link  www.al-anon.org/pdf/P46_​2009_web.pdf  to check out page 14 that is mentioned in this show.
    QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM THE SHOW:
    "...with the audiobook, my heart was more involved with the listening."  LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "How Al-Anon Works" (audiobook)  –  Episode 6: part 3 of 4  "How Al-Anon Works"  –  Episode 1: part 1 of 2,   Episode 6: part 3 of 4,   Episode 10: part 1 of 4,   Episode 10: part 2 of 4,   Episode 11: part 2 of 4,  &  Episode 12: part 2 of 5  "From Survival To Recovery"  –  Episode 4: part 1 of 2,   Episode 4: part 2 of 2,   Episode 11: part 1 of 4,   Episode 11: part 3 of 4,  &  Episode 11: part 4 of 4  "Courage to Change" (audiobook)  –  Episode 3: part 4 of 4  &  Episode 9: part 2 of 4  "One Day at a Time" (audiobook) "Opening Our Hearts, Transforming Our Losses" (audiobook) "2009 World Service Conference Summary"  



    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my "CAL Chat" blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    "CAL Chat" website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 14 min
    Ep. 13_Part 8 of 11_How Al-Anon Works

    Ep. 13_Part 8 of 11_How Al-Anon Works

    In Episode 13's part 8 of 11, Diane and I discuss the importance of libraries and how doing outreach is not a duty but a privilege.  And she reminds me why I need to go back and listen to my own podcast!  Click here for a video of the hardcover version of "How Al-Anon Works" (B-22) that was accepted into a local library.  Also, at this podcast show's website,  www.calchatpodcast.com,  I've attached *bonus content* so you can see a screenshot image of the library's unique summary of the book and try to locate where they got the description from.  Can you find it?  Happy hunting! 🕵️
    QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE:
    "...the rewards aren't in thinking about it, the rewards are in doing it."  LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "How Al-Anon Works"  –  Episode 1: part 1 of 2,   Episode 6: part 3 of 4,   Episode 10: part 1 of 4,   Episode 10: part 2 of 4,   Episode 11: part 2 of 4,  &  Episode 12: part 2 of 5  "From Survival To Recovery"  –  Episode 4: part 1 of 2,   Episode 4: part 2 of 2,   Episode 11: part 1 of 4,   Episode 11: part 3 of 4,  &  Episode 11: part 4 of 4 
    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my "CAL Chat" blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    "CAL Chat" website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 11 min
    Ep. 13_Part 7 of 11_How Al-Anon Works

    Ep. 13_Part 7 of 11_How Al-Anon Works

    In part 7 of 11 (of Episode 13), Diane lists all the Spanish versions of books (such as "How Al-Anon Works" (SB-32)) that she has also included in the public outreach project.  We talk about cross-germination and unintended ripples outreach can sometimes have.  Lastly, at this podcast show's website,  www.calchatpodcast.com,  I've attached *bonus content* so you can see the final complete breakdown of Al-Anon and Alateen materials in the outreach project gift basket.
    QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE:
    "You don't have to get rid of all your worldly goods... to learn how to be kind.  Get involved in Al-Anon service and you'll watch it, you'll see it, you'll feel it..."  LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "How Al-Anon Works"  –  Episode 1: part 1 of 2,   Episode 6: part 3 of 4,   Episode 10: part 1 of 4,   Episode 10: part 2 of 4,   Episode 11: part 2 of 4,  &  Episode 12: part 2 of 5  "How Al-Anon Works" (Spanish) / "Cómo ayuda Al-Anon" "From Survival To Recovery"  –  Episode 4: part 1 of 2,   Episode 4: part 2 of 2,   Episode 11: part 1 of 4,   Episode 11: part 3 of 4,  &  Episode 11: part 4 of 4  "From Survival To Recovery" (Spanish) / "De la supervivencia a la recuperación" "Hope For Today"  –  Episode 9: part 2 of 4  "Hope For Today" (Spanish) / "Esperanza para hoy" "Courage to Change"  –  Episode 3: part 4 of 4,   Episode 5: part 3 of 4,   Episode 9: part 1 of 4,  &  Episode 9: part 2 of 4  "Courage to Change" (Spanish) / "Valor para cambiar" "Just For Today" (bookmark)  –  Episode 1: part 2 of 2,   Episode 10: part 3 of 4,   Episode 10: part 4 of 4,  &  Episode 12: part 4 of 5  "Just For Tonight" (bookmark)  –  Episode 12: part 4 of 5  &  Episode 12: part 5 of 5  "Alateen Do’s & Don’ts"  –  Episode 8: part 2 of 3   Al-Anon Newcomer Packet   –  Episode 1: part 2 of 2,   Episode 4: part 2 of 2,   Episode 10: part 3 of 4,  &  Episode 12: part 4 of 5,   Adult Children of Alcoholics Newcomer Packet   –  Episode 1: part 2 of 2  &  Episode 4: part 2 of 2 





    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my "CAL Chat" blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    "CAL Chat" website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 14 min
    Ep. 13_Part 6 of 11_How Al-Anon Works

    Ep. 13_Part 6 of 11_How Al-Anon Works

    Diane details (in part 6 of 11 from Episode 13), how she uses "How Al-Anon Works" (B-32) for outreach in a broader sense - especially in an extensive relationship-building project that just started.  Find out how outreach is like mining gold!  
    QUOTABLE MOMENT FROM DIANE:
    "...having this book available makes a big difference because anybody can pick it up... It's not too deep and it's not too scary."  LITERATURE MENTIONED & RELATED EPISODES:
    "From Survival To Recovery"  –  Episode 4: part 1 of 2,   Episode 4: part 2 of 2,   Episode 11: part 1 of 4,   Episode 11: part 3 of 4,  &  Episode 11: part 4 of 4  "How Al-Anon Works"  –  Episode 1: part 1 of 2,   Episode 6: part 3 of 4,   Episode 10: part 1 of 4,   Episode 10: part 2 of 4,   Episode 11: part 2 of 4,  &  Episode 12: part 2 of 5  "How Al-Anon Works" (Spanish) / "Cómo ayuda Al-Anon" "Just For Today" (bookmark)  –  Episode 1: part 2 of 2,   Episode 10: part 3 of 4,   Episode 10: part 4 of 4,  &  Episode 12: part 4 of 5  "Just For Tonight" (bookmark)  –  Episode 12: part 4 of 5  &  Episode 12: part 5 of 5 

    OTHER WAYS TO EXPLORE & CELEBRATE AL-ANON / ALATEEN LITERATURE: 

    Visit my "CAL Chat" blog -  www.calchatblog.com 
    Instagram -  www.instagram.com/​CALChatFan1 
    Pinterest -  www.pinterest.com/​CALChatFan 
    Twitter -  www.twitter.com/​CALChatFan 
    "CAL Chat" website -  www.calchatpodcast.com 

    • 16 min

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