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Courage and Magic

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I want to tell my OA fellows to jump in, don’t hesitate, make the commitment, and just go! I sometimes hesitate, but once I’ve gotten up the courage to commit to a retreat, magic happens! I show up and participate, just as I do in my OA recovery. I connect with people like me and see them letting their hair down—literally and figuratively! It gives me permission to be myself, to let go of perfectionism, and to think of how I can help another attendee who may be brand new to the retreat or to OA. Workshops tend to be

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