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Carol Ann Desiderio October 11, 2011 at 08:59 pm
HI Toni, I know we started to talk about this just a little the other night but what I didn't get toRead More tell you was that I too can be very shy. There are times when I find it easier to attend larger groups because it feels as if the spot light is not as glaring when there are many others in the room. You said it right! Take the time to seek out the right solution, it really does pay off in the long run.
Carol Ann Desiderio September 12, 2011 at 01:28 pm
Hi Leslie, Yes, there is a group that meets in Malden on Thursday nights at 388 Pleasant Street,Read More Suite 305. This is a medical building across the street from Beebe School. There is no registration or dues and everything discussed remains confidential. If you don't think that will work for you, check out http://www.al-anon.alateen.org/home to find a 12-step meeting near you. Carol Ann
Carol Ann Desiderio September 15, 2011 at 08:27 pm
Leslie, I wanted to let you know that the meeting at 388 Pleasant Street scheduled for tonight hasRead More been cancelled. I'm sorry if you were planning on attending. I will keep you updated as far as next week goes.
Leslie September 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm
Thank you, but I was not planning to attend tonight. I'm not sure if I'll be able to attend any ofRead More them actually, at least not with my present schedule.
Carol Ann Desiderio August 24, 2011 at 02:41 am
I don't know if one could say enduring daily abuse is due to strength. The fact is, Toni, you mayRead More never know all the answers to figure out your mother's motives but with some soul searching and learning more about the recovery process (yours not the addicts) you may come to find peace with your background. Sometimes distance can be a tool for coping, but I have learned in my experience that one cannot distance themselves from the concerns in their head so it may be a better option to ask the tough questions, work a program and talk to others. It certainly can be a bit more complex then what can be examined in a blog Q & A. Please let me know if you are interested in talking more off line.
Maura Callahan August 30, 2011 at 01:19 am
Well done Carol Ann.
Karen Hayes August 30, 2011 at 02:13 am
Carol Ann, I just saw this and I think what you are doing is very helpful and very brave! Keep itRead More up- you never know who is reading.