Slender Steps to Sanity - Twelve Step Note of Hope

Slender Steps to Sanity - Twelve Step Note of Hope

by OAStepper

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Slender Steps to Sanity - Twelve Step Note of Hope by OAStepper

Eating disorders made us sick, and our lives sicker. In the Twelve-Step format of Overeaters Anonymous we tell what it was like, what happened, and what's happening now. Short answers: Ouch! Whoa! Whee!!!!! We come to OA for weight loss, but find that's just a side effect! Slender Steps to Sanity explores the Twelve Steps originated by Alcoholics Anonymous through notes of hope based on personal history, scripture passages, observations from life, and the stories of others in recovery. Slender Steps to Sanity is for people ready to look at out-of-control eating habits and much more. The stories, poetry and meditations hold the keys to a recovery physical, mental, and spiritual.

OAStepper says:

Recovery’s inherently personal path paradoxically requires company; the Twelve Steps can’t be walked alone. Come with me.
Nobody speaks for Overeaters Anonymous. I certainly don’t. I’ve not been in these rooms long enough to do anything but sit back and learn. Yet as I’ve blogged, including drafts of these notes of hope, you’ve been kind enough to encourage my sharing them. I’m honored to offer them, hoping they may do for you what other OA members have done for me – sharing recovery, inspiring leapfrog realizations.
If anything I say doesn’t ring true for you, find your own truth. I learn as much from those with whom I disagree as from those whose words I wish I’d said. I have tried to remain true to the message of the Big Book, Alcoholics Anonymous. I would suggest if you find I have not, seeking your own consistent truth certainly is the better course.
The Twelve Step programs work for people of all beliefs. Find the higher power consistent with your own search. Mine is God of the Christian faith. I attended two United Methodist schools of higher education. While I learned of him in school, as church staff in three churches, and as a volunteer in others, I felt him move from my head to my heart through walking the Steps. Scripture suggestions from the Bible accompany these notes of hope.
Recovery requires company. Find an Overeaters Anonymous group through the website,, or join an online group like Find a sponsor, and read OA approved literature. I welcome your comments and an opportunity to visit with you. My blog is My email address is . I wish you peace, serenity, recovery, and joy.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013553163
Publisher: Eagle Wings Press imprint of Silver Boomer Books
Publication date: 11/08/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
File size: 14 MB
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About the Author

OAStepper is a compulsive overeater. Her life? Whoa! Wow! Whee!!!!! That life had become unmanageable long before she found Overeaters Anonymous December 17, 2006. More than a hundred pounds lighter than her heaviest weight, OAStepper rejoices in life, more than willing – anxious, even – to carry this message to other compulsive overeaters and to practice the Twelve-Step principles in all her affairs.
In part, that is through writing – this book, as well as her work as a contributing author of A CLOUD OF WITNESSES - TWO BIG BOOKS AND US by Barbara B. Rollins with OAStepper, published in print in 2011, soon to appear as an ebook. She blogs at as well as, again with Barbara B. Rollins, at OAStepper is:


Ought to, should, what will people think?
I tried, earnestly, doggedly, determined
for years on end, and even when I caught most
of the oughts, did lots of the shoulds,
played the role to please the crowds,
shame dogged me, hounded me, howled
my deficits though only I could hear.
Then I admitted insanity and found Power
to change me, to accept me, to stand
here before you and continue my life,
but changed, unashamed.

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