Category Archives: Members Share

HP Helps Me to Not Blame Others

An anonymous member gave us permission to submit her response to this Step 5 question from The Twelve Steps of Overeaters Anonymous Workbook. Question 3: How does my HP help me leave rationalization behind and not blame others? By teaching … Continue reading

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Recovery Abroad

I recently returned from a lovely experience abroad, which included attending an OA meeting in Amsterdam. It was a bit intimidating since my comprehension of the Dutch language is somewhat limited. I attended with a Dutch friend I had previously … Continue reading

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Recovery reflections….

A member approached me today. She asked if I was available for “sponsoring?” Ugh! All the mixed feeling surfaced again. “Do I have time…do I want to sponsor another person….am I working my program perfectly enough?…etc..” I shared with her … Continue reading

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A Warm Celebration of Recovery (Podcast)

Unity Day 2015 was a warm celebration of members acknowledging the importance of “Unity” in recovery. Two speakers, shared their powerful stories of tenacity and commitment to our Overeaters Anonymous program. They both described the power of the 12 Steps … Continue reading

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Twelfth Step Within

Exciting News for TSW Rita C and Maureen J have stepped up to be co-chairs for the Twelfth Step Within Committee. I am so thrilled for them both! OA events are vital to keeping our fellowship strong and connected! I have … Continue reading

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Why It Works – A Humorous Explanation

The struggle to find abstinence and maintain recovery is often eased with the humor we find in program and our own experience. Why Does OA Work We often wonder why OA works so well. Is it the warmth of the … Continue reading

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Recovery on Higher Ground – The 2014 State Convention

What a weekend we had in Frisco, Colorado; celebrating camaraderie, hope, strength and experience. For those who attended, it was a “feast of recovery.” Aspiring to live on “higher ground” allowed for an atmosphere of humility. People seemed hungry for … Continue reading

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2014 OA Convention Recordings

Welcome to the 2014 Colorado State OA Convention Revisited. Here you can listen to most of the keynotes, workshops and other events that made this year’s OA State Convention so full of recovery for the nearly 100 attendees. Our dedicated … Continue reading

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Podcast: Big Book Workshop – Steps 1-3

Chaya P., a grateful recovered Compulsive Overeater and Bulimic with over 25 years of recovery led a recovery packed Big Book workshop covering Steps 1, 2 & 3. The workshop used the program of action found in OA’s and AA’s basic text, … Continue reading

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To Be Abstinent is About Willingness, Not Struggle

If you are willing to be abstinent, this is a state of great humility. If you are trying to be abstinent, this is a state of great confusion. A willingness to be abstinent implies you do not know how to … Continue reading

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