Loving Life As It Is
"Loving Life As It Is" is a resource for "believing" and "non-believing" friends and loved-ones' of alcoholics and addicts. In order to offer an agnostic understanding of "recovery," Dr. Manlowe weaves together the best philosophy of the Twelve Step Program of Alcoholics Anonymous with her favorite meditation exercises and aphorisms from world philosophers.
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