Editors note: Below are two world service contributions from OA members in support of our Strategic Plan. My name is Heidi, and I’m a compulsive overeater—a short sentence, but one I could not say for many years. During my childhood, I was often alone because my parents worked full-time. My big sister did well in school, and my parents always talked about her as this great role model. I resented my sister, and I rebelled because I wanted to be different. My sister lives in California and has been in OA for decades. About thirty years ago, I visited her,

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
  • Home Truths

    Here am I thinking, now that I’m an abstinent member of OA, it automatically means I’m an …
  • A (Virtual) Place to Serve

    I love service! I do! One of the things I love most is helping people make new connections…
  • All the Same Age

    Although I’ve been a very thankful member of this wonderful Fellowship for two and a half …
Load More Related Articles
  • Suggestions for Tradition Five

    Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose— to carry its message to the compul…
  • A New Love Song

    In my late 30s, I got way too excited about writing songs with my church’s music director.…
  • Eating to Be Undesirable

    I spent the first part of my adult life wearing sizes 7 and 9 in clothes, until the event,…
Load More By admin
  • A New Love Song

    In my late 30s, I got way too excited about writing songs with my church’s music director.…
  • Eating to Be Undesirable

    I spent the first part of my adult life wearing sizes 7 and 9 in clothes, until the event,…
  • No Stone Unturned

    OA recovery helps me with my relationships with my Higher Power, myself, and other people.…
Load More In Recovery
Comments are closed.

Check Also

Suggestions for Tradition Five

Tradition Five: Each group has but one primary purpose— to carry its message to the compul…