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Stepping to Freedom

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Entering the rooms of OA nearly three decades ago, I anticipated that I’d be given a diet based on restriction and deprivation. I never dreamed I’d be given a life-enriching recovery program and the freedoms in each of OA’s Twelve Steps: Step One. Admission of my powerlessness means freedom from my mental obsession with food, allowing expanded space in my heart and head so I can become teachable regarding the OA recovery program. Step Two. Coming to believe in a Power greater than myself means freedom from self-obsession, control, and perfectionism, allowing me to experience a more balanced relationship with

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