Blog 2019

May 13, 2019

I hope everyone had a Happy Mother’s Day. I’m still adding things in that were emailed and given to me at the wonderful, awesome, retreat. I still have more! Thanks for all who submitted these pearls of wisdom!

A submission:

Why Go to an OA Retreat?

  • To hear strong recovery from long timers
  • To see smiling faces and get lots of hugs
  • To realize that I am alone in this
  • To hear how others are working the program (or not)
  • To have a peaceful, serene weekend at a beautiful place where meals are prepared abstinently
  • To experience recovery ONE DAY AT A TIME!

See you at the next retreat!


An OA’er mentioned the dance party!


From Jamie C:

STOP: When uncertain

DROP: Surrender, Pause

ROLL: Roll with it

She also mentioned submitting to the blog.


From Gina C.

I use the Spiritual Principals as a power greater than me to restore me to sanity in the second step.



May 8, 2019

Oh Yeah! The blog is back! I had a great retreat and listened to an awesome speaker who had a unique approach to her program and enlisted in lots of ladies to help bring back the blog. I want to make sure that something is always on here but I need lots of help. I gave out my email address out at the retreat and I should also say put OA BLOG in the subject. I got several emails and cards in my lovely basket.

If you’ve never been to the OA retreat it is a wonderful location at the Jesuit Spirituality Center in Grand Coteau, Louisiana which is near Lafayette.  The location is peaceful and surrounded by greenery. One nice lady sent me a picture and I know my twin takes pics every time we go so perhaps I can persuade her to post some pics on the blog.

I also apologize for the delay in getting this out but the next weekend after I returned from the retreat I was out of town watching my little brother get married!

Some comments I got:


“This is  my second time at our OA retreat and I’m glad I came. I encourage everyone to make one OA retreat. It will really enhance  your recovery!”


“Important take always from the retreat 1) Abstinence is when I’m surrendered my food. Recovery is when I work the steps. 2) Pause and be mindful! 3) Practice stillness. 4) There is always enough time to do God’s will. 5) I cannot recover in isolation. 6) If I don’t know what to do, I can work on my relationship with my Higher Power. 7) Am I kind and loving toward all including myself? 8) Unconscious eating is an expression of my lack of conscious contact with God.

I have more to come including my move it music playlists and other music lists I have.

Anne B.