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Surrender the Fear - Working the Steps

I was appalled the first time I heard the Twelve Steps. Take inventory? Make amends? The Steps seemed punitive. But I kept coming back. I liked the honesty I heard. I took what I liked, the food plan; and I left the rest, the Steps. After a year of Step meetings, the Steps seemed less nega ..

Grateful for Dignity

I first entered OA in 1990 after failing at various diets over the years. At that time, I'd gained back 60 pounds after a diet plus an additional 8 pounds. I got the phone number for OA in New York City and was told where to find a meeting. When I walked into that meeting, I was in a fog, barely ..

Give and Take

Before burning my journal, I reread some of the entries: This problem went away. That fear didn’t materialize. That was a problem? How trivial some entries seemed! But when I wrote them, they were the most important, bothersome, and fearful things in my life. I did notice one problem kept r ..