Category Archives: Share Your Story

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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Eating OUR Food for the Holidays

Are you having trouble with the overabundance of holiday treats? I heard this from a fellow OA member and it’s helping me. Think of the treats, etc, as “their food, not ours”. “Their food” is food that normal eaters can … Continue reading

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She Hid Her Disease

I found OA in 1980 while reading Dear Abby. My bulimia was extremely out of control and I thought this might have some answers. I sought out a meeting schedule and attended my first meeting on a Wednesday evening at … Continue reading

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