What I need…

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Several times throughout the day I need to stop and ask myself "what do you need?" And many times I have to ask my Higher Power for help in this area. Sometimes I don't know what I need and the knee-jerk reaction can be "I need food" when actually I may need rest, sleep, exercise or contact with another adult. After a long and busy day at work, immediate after work activities with the kids I came home to fix supper and later in the evening found myself roaming around the kitchen. The kids were in bed and I opened the fridge and started to grab something. I stopped and asked my Higher Power for help and asked him to show me what I needed. I shut the door, went upstairs, crawled in bed and shortly thereafter fell asleep. I did not need food, I was not hungry. But, so many times when I'm alone, lonely and/or tired I turn to the food. I'm glad for my Higher Power's help as I did not want to go to bed or wake up with the guilt and shame that I always feel after compulsively overeating. All I have to ask is "what do I need?" ask for help and all that I need will be there.

The opinions expressed here are those of the individual OA member and do not represent OA as a whole.

January Recovery Workshop

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January 21, 2012
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

 

Griffith Baptist Church
1987 Old Salisbury Rd
Winston-Salem, NC

More information and a flyer will be posted on our Recovery Events Page


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SOAR 8 Recovery Convention & Business Assembly

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March 9, 2012 3:00 pmtoMarch 11, 2012 12:00 pm

 

 

Hosted by the Triangle OA

Embassy Suites Hotel – Crabtree
4700 Creedmoor Rd
Raleigh, NC 27612

For more information, visit www.triangleoa.org


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Five “Ps” of Program…

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Practice, prayer, perseverance, patience and progress. This time of year with all the hustle and bustle (and craziness!!) of the holidays, it's a great time to remind myself of the five "Ps" of program and how instrumental they are to me each day. I practice my program and the steps to what level works for me and know that each day, whatever I can give, is enough for me. I have prayer and meditation time with my Higher Power to connect me, center me and to allow him to show me his will for me each day. It takes perseverance each day knowing that even if things get tough, the more I trudge forward, the better the results will be. Patience, ah, such a good one. I don't always have patience as I want answers and results now. But, my Higher Power knows when the timing is right so if I'm patient and trust all will come in due course. And finally progress. Over the years I have had ups and downs, slips and slides and heartache and joy in program. However, when I sit here today and look at the 9.5 years I have given to OA I have grown and progressed in so many ways. The miracles have happened for me over and over. So, when folks are driving around town like maniacs, rushing around stores frantic, stressing over money, stressing over that "perfect" gift, I'm going to remind myself of the five "Ps" and enjoy this season for what it is. I thank my Higher Power for the gifts and the miracles and know that I'm exactly where I should be;  I will savor every moment.

The opinions expressed here are those of the individual OA member and do not represent OA as a whole.

Triad Intergroup Meeting

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December 10, 2011
10:00 amto1:00 pm

 

 

 

The hosts for our next IG meeting are the Winston-Salem meetings.

Nominations for IG officers for the 2012-2014 service term will be made.
Please consider carpooling!

Location:
Griffith Baptist Church
1987 Old Salisbury Rd
Winston-Salem, NC

Thanks for hosting us Winston!


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December Recovery Workshop

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December 17, 2011
1:00 pmto5:00 pm

 

 

Our recovery events offer fellowship, education and inspiration…
Come share with us the opportunity to explore the gifts of an abstinent holiday season!

Please bring:
Paper and pen
Your OA 12 & 12 (if possible)
Your Big Book of AA (if possible)
$5.00 Registration cash or check

For more details, take a look at our Recovery Workshops Page.

Griffith Baptist Church
1987 Old Salisbury Rd
Winston-Salem, NC
Handicapped accessible


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