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I'm Not Like You

The last time I was in rehab, I had a very nice roommate. A woman slightly younger than me, who was friendly and obviously relieved that I wasn’t too scary looking. 674 more words


The Storm Inside

I’m in the calm before the storm.

But, the storm is coming. She is bound to come, as she blows in every week around this time–right before I’m scheduled to drive over and teach a weekly master class (How to Sing) to four high school girls, like I have many times before. 462 more words

"My name is Lisa, and I'm a compulsive overeater."

I went to my first Overeaters Anonymous meeting last night.  (For those of you who may not know, OA is based on AA, with 12 steps to recovery, meetings, sponsors, etc.) 807 more words

Making a Fearless Moral Inventory

So yesterday was the big ‘Step #4′ day.  I started out at work, holding my weekly team meeting first thing in the morning.  I put my desk in order and I headed to a lunch OA session that I had never been to before.   2,561 more words

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Running-Myth busted!

Great news for all you runners out there! Habitual running may actually decrease your risk of OA.


Day 3, a good day

Had another good day today. When I began OA I fought with myself to ‘pray’ daily, even though I had decided from the outset it wasn’t a religious thing as I am not religious, I still found it hard sending a prayer out to the universe as I do, I’m not a praying type of person. 235 more words

I'm Searching for Peace and Forgiveness

(believe it or not, these are Erin’s little chubby hands with a rosary that has been handed down for generations in my family)

I’m Catholic.  Born and raised, but not currently practicing.   371 more words

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