Very Simple Guides

Publisher:
Todd Vogel
Since:
2009

A series of meditation booklets designed to help seekers or people in recovery who have encountered a speed bump. Using nature photos and as few words as possible they offer experience,strength and hope. They cover a number of topics familiar to those on this rocky and sometimes twisted path. With a few exceptions the photographs are unique to each book. Exceptions being FROG and Tragic Loss. And where I messed up or found a photo which just had to go there. This is a series which is expanding and probably will never be finished.

Publications in Very Simple Guides

80 publications

  • Very Simple Guides: Entitlement

    This magazine should have been sent to you, and we apologize for the oversight. It's hard to believe you weren't included. This can be fixed by…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Time for a change

    If it seems like your life is stuck in February this may be the book to help you start turning the pages of your calendar again. A compilation of…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Character Defects

    There has got to be a better way to say it, but until I find it - this will have to do. They bedevil us, remnants from when we were out of control…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Lies

    One of those pesky character defects, lies are a habit we must learn to break if we are to keep from making recovery a lot harder than it has to be.

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  • Very Simple Guides: Why does he drink? (or she)

    This set of three Very Simple Guides looks at this often heartbreaking question and offers some of the author's experience strength and hope to the…

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  • Very Simple Guides: How does this work?

    The final chapter in the recovery 101 series, this Very Simple Guide aims to show both the alcoholic /addict and the family member how recovery works…

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  • Very Simple Guides: What Can I do?

    This is the second part of in the Recovery 101 series. This Very Simple guide uses few words and definitely does not mince them. Take care of…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Why does he (or she) drink?

    This very simple guide tries to explain the unanswerable in as few words as possible while using nature photographs to sneak in a few concepts here…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Hurdles to serenity II

    OFTEN WE STUB OUR TOE, or our nose, on something which seems to be blocking the road to recovery. This collection of Very Simple Guides combines God…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Surviving the holidays

    Utilizing lessons learned, nature photography and as few words as possible this collection of three Very Simple Guides provides a shield to help you…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Being Mean - what's in it for you?

    This book was written as a response to a bullying incident at a local school which ended in a suicide. It addresses not the small minority of active…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Asking for Help

    Sometimes this seems impossible because we are afraid of what other people will think or say. This Very Simple Guide uses nature photos and very few…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Shame - it wants to eat your soul

    One of the most powerful weapons your dis-ease can use against you, shame cuts through your recovery and leaves you helpless. This Very Simple Guide…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Pushed to the side of the road

    Written for someone who is going through an emotional trainwreck, this collection of three Very Simple Guides; Getting Back up, shame, and Ego…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Searching for a repair shop for husbands

    wives, children, friends etc. This 80 page compilation of photographic meditations covers the topics
    Powerless over People
    Co Dependence
    What others…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Hurdles to serenity

    This 60 page compilation of three topics;
    The Committee, Isolation, and Being Right - always, explores both the source and the solution to getting…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Co-dependence

    Odds are you or someone you know is snared in the sticky tentacles of this one. Using nature photography and as few words of experience strength and…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Out of the darkness (yours)

    This selection of three Very Simple Guides gives the reader a start on the path to light. the first chapter, Fear goes to the core of dysfunction,…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Anger

    Anger is a drug, an addictive one with side effects which can kill you. This Very Simple Guide tries to address that and offers hope and help for…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Letting Go

    When it gets to the point that you are being dragged, you may well find this book helpful. Another in the Very Simple Guides series, this collection…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Being Right

    Some of us, and you know who you are, are given this ability. It is a blessing and a curse and this Very Simple Guide tries to help the reader…

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  • Very Simple Guides: I'm different

    Can't you see? And because I'm different the rules don't apply, not really. This Very Simple Guide tackles terminal uniqueness, a very common…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Acceptance

    Acceptance is key to spiritual growth or recovery. This meditation using nature photos and a minimum of words attempts to help you grasp it.

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  • Very Simple Guides: Emerging Fron Chaos

    This issue deals with the past and its debris. Trying to provide a clue as how to put the mess in its proper place, the past. This issue contains…

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  • Very Simple Guides: When things seem bleak

    This very simple guide tries to bring a bit of light into a dark place. Utilizing the author's nature photos as well as a bit of experience, strength…

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  • Very Simple Guides: 12 Steps Volume 2

    The 12 steps have helped millions of people world wide recover from alcoholism, addiction and other afflictions. This volume covers steps seven…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Stress

    Self induced insanity. Stress kills, and if it doesn't it sure ruins an otherwise good day. This Very Simple Guide uses nature photos and as few…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Getting Back on Your Feet

    The truck that hit you has passed from view. You are lying there in the gutter and if you don't get up soon you are going to get a parking ticket.…

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  • Very Simple Guides: 12 steps volume 1

    This volume covers steps 1 through 6 combining a series of very simple guides. This is my understanding at the moment, not a revision, criticism or…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Facing your demons

    Uh oh.
    They've been living in the attic for all these years. You have ignored the noise, the smells and even a bit of falling plaster, but now that…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Your Inner addict wants to make you miserable

    Your inner child may have an evil twin who wants a lot more that a trip to the zoo. It finds ways in good times and bad to spread its cloud and…

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  • Very Simple Guides: The First Three Steps

    Taking them and remaining upright throughout. Impossible, you say. but only because you have become so good at falling. This volume incorporates…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Steps 4, 5 and 6

    Whips and chains are optional. This photographic meditation gives gentle yet firm advice on taking these steps. the trick is not to make it harder…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Steps 7,8 and 9

    The miracle is close at hand, but the stairs are getting steeper. This the third in a series of four guides will help take you through the steps…

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  • Very Simple Guides: This time it will be different.

    This very Simple Guide speaks to the inmate who is coming up on release. It also applies to someone prone to habitual relapse who has been fortunate…

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  • Very Simple Guides: My Boss is Crazy

    And it is making me nuts. I hope this does not apply, but for may of us it does - or has. This Very Simple Guide uses nature photographs and as…

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  • Very Simple Guides: You are safe - for now.

    The rain has stopped, the winds howl less, the restraints have been removed and here you are. Lucky to be alive. Using nature photographs of still…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Laughing at ourselves

    It sure beets gnashing teeth, being angry and feeling shame. Our Creator has a sense of humor, and getting the joke is a key to recovery. This…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Boundaries

    They will help you keep your sanity when dealing with difficult people of all sorts. Using nature photos and as few words as possible this book can…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Synchronicity

    If you are ready for this book you will buy it. Using nature photographs and a few well chosen words this book will be no accidental purchase.

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  • Very Simple Guides: Dysfunctional Families

    And you thought you were the only one. Ha! Many of us have learned how to create our own families. Using nature photographs and a minimum of text…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Step 1

    Powerless - unmanageable often times the conclusion is inescapable because the evidence is so overwhelming that denial ceases to work. This brief…

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  • Very Simple Guides: step 2

    Sanity, an interesting concept, is possible so long as we don't get hung up in definitions. This is the voice of experience speaking. This Very…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Step 3

    Letting go. Two words, a concept we can all grasp, but one which is much more difficult to put into practice. This Very Simple Guide uses nature…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Relationships

    Don't try this at home! Relationships are the place where our insecurities, our anger, and our neediness all come together in gridlock. This Very…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Meditation

    This Very Simple Guide Uses nature photographs and as few words as possible to help turn off the chatter in your head - if only for a little while.

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  • Very Simple Guides: What Others Think

    about you is none of your business. This is an Alanon slogan which can help a lot of us who have some confusions in this area. Using nature…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Getting your feelings back.

    This topic is familiar to many in recovery and those who are overcoming periods in which feelings were suppressed. This Very Simple Guide uses…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Drinking makes U Stupid

    This volume is aimed a people who need to be in recovery. Using photos and a few well chosen words it tries to keep things simple

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  • Very Simple Guides: I don't belong here

    A very simple guide aimed at people new to recovery. These folks often have some gears that need shifting. this guide uses nature photographs and a…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Addiction

    Do you know the difference between an addict and an alcoholic? They will both steal your wallet The addict will spend the morning helping you look…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Isolation

    You are not so different, despite your certainty. Using Nature photos and words coming from experience strength and hope, this booklet tries to pry…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Secrets

    Secrets are the glue which binds a dysfunction together. Secrets isolate us and keep shame close to our hearts. This booklet using nature photos…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Defective Relations

    The source of all our woes. This meditation booklet uses nature photographs,and a few words of experience, strength and hope to try and bring this…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Getting Sober Me?

    This booklet uses nature photographs and text written by someone who has been there - to try and break through denial and hopelessness.

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  • Very Simple Guides: God Who?

    Overcoming a hurdle to spirituality. This meditation using nature photos and a few carefully chosen words tries to address an issue encountered by…

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  • Very Simple Guides: F R O G

    Fully rely on God - a slogan in 12 step rooms comes out of the pond and into your hands. Using some of my best frog photos I try to make this slogan…

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  • Very Simple Guides: The Committee

    A chorus you do not need. This meditation helps you find ways to quiet the critical chorus in your head. Using nature photos, as few words as…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Projection

    Making today as bad as tomorrow might be. Or - how not to. Daring to shine optimism into a dark corner this booklet uses nature photos and a…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Gratitude

    This very simple guide uses nature photos and as few words as possible to remind you that gratitude is the foundation of your recovery.

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  • Very Simple Guides: Joy - use it or lose it

    This is a very simple guide. It attempts to keep things simple. Some of us need that. Most of us need get in better touch with joy. This book can…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Staying in the moment.

    It is easy to get lost in the past or the future and miss the marvels all around you. This meditation uses nature photos and some experience,…

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  • Very Simple Guides: The Rut

    This meditation booklet uses nature photographs and as few words as possible to help you find where the ladder is located. Most of us need a ladder…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Be Happy - or Not

    Believe it or not you have a choice. this meditation using nature photos and words containing experience, strength and hope tries to help you tip…

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  • Very Simple Guides: EGO - becoming right sized

    Easier said than done. This meditation in photos and words tries to introduce balance into topsy turvey lives. A part of the Very Simple Guides…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Grant me - the serenity

    A very simple guide to the serenity prayer which probably does not need much explanation - except when we make things complicated. This booklet uses…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Procrastination

    Don't wait another minute, buy this book and you can put off everything else while you read it. Using nature photographs and a few well chosen words…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Slips

    Slips can be a learning experience, so long as you survive them. Sooner or later - with one outcome or another, you will have your last slip. Using…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Powerless - over others

    Not just a topic for Alanonics for whom this is the crux of the first step - this applies to just about everyone. Using nature photos and direct…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Powerless - Over IT (whatever form it takes)

    Powerlessness is what got you here. If you don't want to stay stuck in this mire, this book may provide some traction. Using nature photos and…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Waiting

    This one was written while waiting. The nature photos are of ice in its many forms. The text in this one shows the author does not have all the…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Accepting Love

    Not as easy as one might think, at least for some of us. This Very simple guide uses nature photos and simple direct text to try and navigate the…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Fear

    Not something that is often talked about, which is strange, because it is something most of us have in common. Using nature photographs and…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Recovery

    This very simple guide tries to keep things simple. Using nature photos and a minimum of text it talks about getting over who you were, the path up…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Self Esteem

    A warped self esteem is at the core of many a dysfunction. This Very Simple Guide uses nature photos and text to hepl find some balance in this…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Renting Space

    Renting Space in your head - who is there boss, spouse, the jerk in the car in front of you? Trouble is for all you have to put up with you collect…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Change - or else.

    There are times when a change means putting on a clean shirt. Other times it is necessary to keep you from driving off a cliff. This booklet is not…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Attitude

    Everybody has one. It can make a critical difference in how your life goes. Think of this booklet as a wrench to adjust yours. Using nature…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Being Picked On

    Really Sucks This is the first of the Very Simple Guides for kids. It tries to bring some comfort to those who are being picked on. It is (more…

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  • Very Simple Guides: Denial

    Funny thing, the people who have it will go to great length to convince you they don't. This voyage takes you where you are headed.

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