Showing Up…

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I have gradually learned via program to show up for myself. It may mean that I need to tell someone they have hurt my feelings, it may mean that I have to tell someone "no" at work or it may mean that I'm just my true, authentic self at all times. I spent so many years worrying about what others thought of me and constantly sought out advice. I never trusted my own decisions and needed to have the backing of others to let me know if I was on the right track. Program has taught me that I can make decisions on my own. I most definitely will make mistakes, but my choices are my choices. My goal in life is not to please others or do what I think others think that I should do. It's about God's will and waking up each morning knowing that he will guide me. And in the end, it is only his opinion that matters.

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

September Recovery Workshop

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September 15, 2012
1:00 pmto4:30 pm




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

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As a mother, wife, daughter, friend and an employee I have a lot on my plate and a lot of responsibilities. At times I get so caught up in meeting others needs that I lose track of what I might need. Usually when I've been in a good place of taking care of myself, I slide into that place of taking care of others and begin to neglect myself. The next thing I know I'm feeling crabby and anxious. It's at those moments that I need to stop and ask myself "what do you need?" Maybe I just need some quiet time, maybe I need to let some chores go for a day and read a book, or maybe I need to ask for help more often. When I'm consistent about making sure my needs are met, then I have less moments of feeling crabby and anxious and less opportunity for others to suffer on the other end.
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual OA member and do not represent OA as a whole.

Being Still

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I need to make sure that I have some quiet time and time to just be still  and connect with my Higher Power (HP) each and every day. Some days as soon as my feet hit the floor it can be go, go go and before I know it, I don't have quiet or still time again until I'm collapsing in the bed at 10 pm. For me, being still, being quiet and connecting with my HP gives me the opportunity to also connect with program and let go of control, my will or my expectations. It gives me the opportunity to hand things over to my HP and ask for his will for me. Then I can progress along my day knowing that my HP will show me what that next best move is for me and that it's in someone elses hands and I can let go of power and control.
The opinions expressed here are those of the individual OA member and do not represent OA as a whole.

Durham Workshop with Region 8 Trustee!

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August 25, 2012
1:00 pmto3:00 pm
Have You Heard the News ??
Our Regional Trustee will present a special workshop
Service, Sponsorship, and/or Recovery

at the ScoutHut in Durham
in the Forrest Calhoun Cabin Westminister Prebysterian Church

3639 Old Chapel Hill Road, Durham, NC 27707

Hosted by the Triangle IG