From the winter of our doubts and confusion and sadness we waken to a spring of the self-stirring anew. In the days of healing and joy that lie ahead, let this book of daily meditations speak to you, instilling hope and confidence and courage. A year's worth of quotations, meditations, and closing thoughts encourage the small but consistent efforts of those seeking to give voice to the often timid, unsure, and frightened child within. Each day, find in these pages the strength, wisdom, and support that light the way to serenity in any season of life.
Earnie Larsen was a nationally known author and lecturer. A pioneer in the field of recovery from addictive behaviours and the originator of the process known as Stage II Recovery, Earnie authored numerous curricula, DVDs, audio CDs and books with Hazelden and other publishers, including his 2010 Hazelden book, Now That You're Sober: Week by Week Guidance from Your Recovery Coach, written with his sister, Carol Hegarty. With degrees from Loyola University and the University of Minnesota, Earnie had been a counsellor for over 40 years.