• Mental Health,  Self

    This January try Emotional Sobriety

    Emotional sobriety is the ability to live a balanced, mature, humility-filled life in relation to ourselves and others. In the January 1958 issue of AA’s magazine “the Grapevine,” AA founder Bill W. wrote an article about a concept he dubbed “emotional sobriety.” Emotional sobriety, according to Bill W., was the next frontier for alcoholics who had managed to put down the bottle. I think that many oldsters who have put our AA “booze cure” to severe but successful tests still find they often lack emotional sobriety…Those adolescent urges that so many of us have for top approval, perfect security, and perfect romance — urges quite appropriate to age seventeen —…