Connecting Women in Recovery for 10 Years
A2WG is 10 years old! Certainly a reason for celebration!
The Ann Arbor Women’s Group was incorporated as a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation in February 2007.
Who could have predicted back then the success we would have – monthly events for fun and/or education for women in recovery, free child care at 12 step meetings, an annual 3-day retreat and an overnight retreat, an annual comedy show, an annual family picnic and (most importantly) scholarships for women whose finances are tight so that all women are able to participate.
Prayer; What’s Your Path?
On March 19, 22 women gathered in Ypsilanti, Michigan for a workshop called “Prayer – What is Your Path?” Cathy F. led the first part of the workshop, as we learned that different personality types prefer different ways to pray. Each woman did a short survey to determine her own prayer type and all were given a list of different ways of praying that are best for each type.
Happy SOBER Holidays
Last night, 26 women came together for a workshop called “Happy Sober Holidays”. Ann, Shiba, Air and Sara shared their challenges with holidays – family, friends, expectations, perfectionism, finances, etc. – and how they have dealt with these challenges. Their honesty and wisdom was inspiring.
Six months ago I was absolutely insane. I thought I was able to manage my life and lost sight of my powerlessness over alcohol and other substances. I had been sober from March of 2011 until August of 2013. I did what I like to refer to as working the steps in reverse. The relapse of spirit and mind, before the substance is used.