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Offline mcarmichael

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My HAMS plan is so very simple ("try to get to bed at a reasonable hour"), and when I stick to it I do benefit.

Honestly I don't see myself ever being absolutely abstintent, especially as a Christian. IMHO, every Christian should drink a little bit of wine every couple of days. It's even okay sometimes through Pascha.

I just seem to have a little bit of trouble keeping this very simple guideline, so I wonder if I should continue to struggle, and if not what are the alternatives?

When I do keep this very simple guideline, it does work. And if I can't keep this very simple guideline, on what basis am I supposed to be enabled to quit drinking altogether?

No. Thursday this past week I managed to get to church for an Orthros service, which proves that planning helps but does not guarantee, because I still forgot to plug my smartphone in but I managed to get a charge on on of the new SEPTA trolleys. Also, I almost missed the train, but I didn't.

So this is to recommend Moderation over Abstinence for Alcohol to *anyone reading this.
« Last Edit: March 25, 2017, 12:18:38 AM by mcarmichael »
Sun Tzu said:
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It is the most important skill in the nation.
It is the basis of life and death.
It is the philosophy of survival or destruction.
You must know it well.

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Re: HAMS - Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support for Alcohol
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2017, 12:19:46 AM »
really, I men based upon this logic, everybody should be drinking a little bit of wine every couple of days.
Sun Tzu said:
This is war.
It is the most important skill in the nation.
It is the basis of life and death.
It is the philosophy of survival or destruction.
You must know it well.

"Mouth make trouble, mouth make no trouble." - Sun Tzu

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Re: HAMS - Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support for Alcohol
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2017, 12:22:41 AM »
If I'm not mistaken, there are days when when "fasting" from the Eucharist is actually forbidden. So, it's not just me.
Sun Tzu said:
This is war.
It is the most important skill in the nation.
It is the basis of life and death.
It is the philosophy of survival or destruction.
You must know it well.

"Mouth make trouble, mouth make no trouble." - Sun Tzu

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Re: HAMS - Harm Reduction, Abstinence, and Moderation Support for Alcohol
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2017, 12:33:57 AM »
Anyway, any suggestion how I should consider my tomorrows while it's still today?
Sun Tzu said:
This is war.
It is the most important skill in the nation.
It is the basis of life and death.
It is the philosophy of survival or destruction.
You must know it well.

"Mouth make trouble, mouth make no trouble." - Sun Tzu