Profound Change

1 min read
3
Change is good, they say, and like medicine, it’s often prescribed to solve problems. I cannot tell how many times I tried this remedy. I tried fewer carbs, more lean protein, a new fitness regime, a fresh hairstyle, new clothes—just to give myself a much-needed boost and create the impression of doing something worthwhile so that everything would change and be all right. I kept deceiving myself, and none of those quick fixes lasted long. In truth, it was never about the hairstyle or the types of food I ate, or whether I did sit-ups or ran on a treadmill.

To continue reading this story, subscribe or log in below. For US$23, subscribers get one year of access to new Lifeline stories published ten times per year, plus our complete archive of hundreds of stories published since January 2016.

Existing Users Log In
   
New User Registration
*Required field
  • Teddy Bear Self-Esteem

    My self-esteem was low when I first set foot in these rooms of recovery. I was addicted to…
  • Seeing the Light

    Coming back to OA for the third time in over thirty years, I’m aware that one of the main …
  • Imagine If

    Tradtion Nine: OA, as such, ought never be organized; but we may create service boards or …
Load More Related Articles
  • Back on Track

    I experienced miraculous recovery working the Steps of OA. I’d never in my life been more …
  • Seeing the Light

    Coming back to OA for the third time in over thirty years, I’m aware that one of the main …
  • Teddy Bear Self-Esteem

    My self-esteem was low when I first set foot in these rooms of recovery. I was addicted to…
Load More By admin
  • Teddy Bear Self-Esteem

    My self-esteem was low when I first set foot in these rooms of recovery. I was addicted to…
  • Acknowledging the Backstory

    Back in the twentieth century, it still felt okay to ridicule fat people. They seemed so c…
  • Dancer in the Mirror

    For years, I’d walk my dogs at a local park. Nearly every night, we’d pass a recreation ro…
Load More In How OA Changed My Life
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Back on Track

I experienced miraculous recovery working the Steps of OA. I’d never in my life been more …