12-Steppers: Having Trouble Starting Your Moral Inventory - iOS Solution

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[prMac.com] Revere, Massachusetts - For those having difficulty getting started on Step 4, the dreaded "Moral Inventory," there's an iOS solution for that. Indie developer James Hollender's Life Inventory apps provide a step-by-step method leading the user through this otherwise difficult task. Based on tried and true methods developed by George, who spent 25 years in the program finally figuring out what was needed and how to accomplish it easily, "digging out of the dungeon, from sand to granite" in an orderly fashion.

Both the iPad and iPhone/iPod touch versions accomplish exactly the same thing, only the interface is considerably different for each because of the significant differences in screen size.

Life Inventory guides the user through six different processes, each with its own activity grouping, for making a Moral Inventory:
* Build Lists
* Causes and Effects
* My Part
* Fears Analysis
* Fear Questions
* Sex Relationss

Throughout the processes, users are encouraged to enter data into their Inventory, be completely honest about themselves and take advantage of encouragement and support from others.

Interestingly, the process of completing a Moral Inventory doesn't normally directly address anyone's specific problems, habits or addictions, but rather helps the user examine in detail events that have transpired in their life. The Life Inventory apps gently assist the user in probing into not only what happened, but also why it happened. The questions asked help the user delve into areas often never considered before, like:

* What did I want
* Why did I want it
* What am I not admitting
* What lie did I tell myself
* What did I leave out or not say
* What lie did I tell others
* Have I ever done the same thing
* Was it any of my business
* Were my expectations reasonable
* What was the real truth
* What was I not seeing
* Did I fail to see the facts of the situation
* What actions did I take to get what I wanted
* What actions did I omit to get what I wanted

The Inventory begins by making one simple list, which defines four fixed Categories in which to file away what are broadly categorized as Incidents:
* People
* Institutions and Organizations
* Principles, Ideals and Beliefs
* Sources of Anxiety and Excitement

Each of the four Categories will contain hierarchical sub-categories. From there, users outline Entities and then individual Incidents related to each Entity.

Process-by-process, users complete the Causes and Effects of each Incident. Next, they determine the part they played in each Incident listed. It's not unusual to create hundreds of Incident forms, each devoted to a single incident. The app includes the ability to create and save all written lists and forms with password protection. Having completed all their Incident forms, users can refer to these forms to help list all their Fears. The app includes the following eight pre-defined fears, to which the user is free to add more if desired:

* Other people's opinions
* Not getting what I want
* Not having control of the situation
* Financial insecurity
* Abandonment
* Physical harm
* Failure
* Success

The fifth process is examining each Fear category and answering the following key questions:
* Why did I have this fear
* When did I first notice this fear in my life
* How did I hold on to this fear
* What did this fear make me do
* What chain of circumstances did this fear set in motion in my life
* How did I react to this fear
* What decision did this fear cause me to make
* How did self-reliance fail me
* What should I have done instead

The sixth and final process is examining Sex Relations, where users answer all the following questions regarding each of their sexual relationships:
* How was I selfish
* Where was I dishonest
* Where was I inconsiderate
* Who was hurt in this situation
* Did I arouse jealousy, suspicion, or bitterness
* Where was I at fault
* What should I have done instead
* What will I do in the future
* Did I pray or have spiritual conversations with him/her
* Did I pray for him/her
* Did I enjoy his/her company
* Did we bring each other closer to God

After completing all the processes, the Life Inventory app then provides a convenient way for the user to share their Moral Inventory with their sponsor (Step 5 of the 12 Steps).

James Hollender is also the author of a suite of Nutrient apps based on the USDA National Nutrient Database:
* iCarbs (Carbohydrates)
* iCholesterol (Dietary Cholesterol)
* iFiber (Fiber)
* iKals (Calories)
* iPotassium (Potassium)
* iProteins (Proteins)
* iSatFat (Saturated Fat)
* iSodium (Sodium)
* iSugars (Sugars)
* Vitamin K (Vitamins K1, K1D & K2)
* iNutrients (encompasses all ten nutrients listed above)

Device Requirements:
* "Life Inventory" - iPhone and iPod touch
* "Life Inventory for iPad" - iPad only
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later

Pricing and Availability:
Life Inventory and Life Inventory for iPad are each $9.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store in the Lifestyle category. A Lite version of each app is $1.99, which supplement the main app by providing a mock Life Inventory from which the user can learn by example and experimentation, but is limited as to the number of records created so it's not sufficient to complete a full Life Inventory. Review copies are available on request.

Save even more money with App Bundles:
There are also app bundles where you can save by purchasing both the main and Lite Life Inventory apps along with the $3.99 iNutrients app for $13.99.

Based in Revere, Massachusetts, Indie developer James Hollender is a well seasoned Information Technology professional who has been familiar with Apple products since the days of the first Macintosh computer and has been involved with object oriented programming since the introduction of Java, culminating most recently in writing apps in Objective C for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. Hollender now has 20 apps in the iTunes App Store. His innovative ideas have resulted in numerous suggestions and other awards including a commendation from The President of the United States. James Hollender has been involved writing iPad apps with Foliage, Kronos, Olympus, Agero (formerly Cross Country Automotive Services), and now Valmarc Corp. Copyright (C) 2010-2015 James Hollender. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.


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