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Sharing from the Heart

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I vividly remember my first OA meeting, where people greeted me at the door, asked if I was new, and introduced me to others as they arrived. I had been to many commercial weight-loss places, so I was used to initial fanfare, but there was something different here. In addition to extending their hands, OA members extended their hearts. Once the meeting got underway, people shared their problems—my problems—but also talked about how they got through without using food to numb out. I was amazed. It truly was the language of the heart. That was many years ago. Recently I had the

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