A Wellspring of Hope
Newsletter of The Recovery Group


July 2004
Volume 6, Issue 7



ser*en*dip*i*ty ~ (noun) First appeared 1754:
the faculty or phenomenon of finding
valuable or agreeable things not sought for.


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~ FROM OUR EDITOR ~

Dear Serendipity Friends,

Welcome to the July issue of Serendipity, the newsletter of The Recovery Group! Some changes have been made this month; I hope you'll take note and see their worth. First of all, I have moved the Letters to the Editor section closer to the begining, in hopes that its presence there will be more noticeable and less "forgettable" than when it is buried further on in the newsletter. The second change is the addition of a section called "A TRG Story". I hope to highlight a different story each month; maybe it will be *yours* some day soon!

This month the story is from Rose, who is currently leading the WTS Study loop. Weekly, for twelve weeks, she will be posting some questions on each step, followed by her own share on those questions. Rose wrote her story as part of her introduction and "bio" for the WTS announcement. I thought, though, that it was a perfect example of a shareable story; one such as any of you could write, and I hope you do. I extracted it from her "welcome" message for WTS, and have made it this month's very first "A TRG Story".

As I've said before, we really want your participation in this newsletter and hope you will send us *your* story for others to hear. If you have your story already in "printable" form, just zip it to us in an email. Otherwise, work on your story. We each have one. Send it to:
serendipitynewsletter@yahoo.com. I will be sure that it gets published; it's a wonderful service to fellow recoverers, to be sure!

I hope you enjoy this issue; it's packed with good information!

Marty

Editor, SERENDIPITY
Newsletter of The Recovery Group





~ FOUNDER'S CORNER ~

~ OA VOTES TO REGISTER ONLINE MEETINGS ~


Dear Serendipity Readers,

Ten years ago as a compulsive eater, I had barely heard of Overeaters Anonymous. I didn't know what miracles this Twelve Step organization held for me. I didn't know a single other compulsive eater and I certainly didn't know about how to find a meeting. For that matter, I didn't even know I had a disease called COE. I did know, however, something was wrong and I did have a computer. One hot July night, in a state of utter depression, I found myself surfing on the web. I had just gotten a new computer and barely knew how to turn it on ... but somehow I found my way to another COE, who introduced me to someone who would become my first sponsor. My life changed overnight.

It is now a decade later and there are 12-Step support groups widely advertised all over the place, and through these groups we learn about Overeaters Anonymous. During this decade, I have watched our mother organization take baby steps toward embracing this strange new way of working the program online and I am so thrilled to announce that the vote to register Online Twelve Step meetings was passed by the delegates at a recent Overeaters Anonymous convention.

The Recovery Group has 56 meetings each week, one every three hours beginning at midnight Eastern time. They are held in the Recovery private meeting room and you are most welcome to attend. The only requirement is the desire to quit eating compulsively. We have set up a doorway in several places for your convenience, and one is located on our website at:
www.TheRecoveryGroup.org. I hope to see you there often.

Happy July,

@-}-}-}------
Love in recovery,
Mari





~ LETTERS TO THE EDITOR ~


~ THE RECOVERY GROUP ~
ADMINISTRATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

~ FROM THE TRG ADMINISTRATION ~

TRGAdm continues to adminster TRG with the help of an advisory committee.

There have been a couple of big changes this month in The Recovery Group (TRG). One is that OA has acknowledged online groups for the first time. TRG meetings had been listed as a "courtesy" for the past few months, but now they are just listed as meetings. And the TRG online meetings are flourishing.

The other change concerns spam in some of our loops, which none of us likes, but which is also hard to avoid in this day and age. TRGAdm is doing its best to help alert Yahoo! to this issue on our loops. A special Yahoo group has been created, to which coordinators can send copies of offending emails. These will then be sent to Yahoo administration to try to help them work on this issue.

http://www.TheRecoveryGroup.org
Contact: TRGAdm@TheRecoveryGroup.org

~ FROM THE RECOVERY LOOP DIVISION ~

Newcomers has been hopping with many people new both to OA and TRG. The newcomers then find permanent homes on general sharing loops such as OA Friends, The Recovery Loop, and Journey to Recovery. The Big Book loop is finishing Chapter Five (How it Works). WTS and WTS Study will be starting with the first Step in July. Anorexia and Bulimia, Relapse and Recovery, and HOTJ (Heavyweights on the Journey) continue with their missions. The Recovery Loops will be recruiting for new service positions.

http://www.theRecoveryGroup.org/trg.html
Contact: RecoveryLoopsAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org

~ FROM THE ODAT LOOP DIVISION ~

The ODAT loops are Twelve Step Special Focus Loops for those with special interests to share their program of recovery with others who share that same interest.

Are you a diabetic with an eating disorder... DiabeticsODAT is the loop where you can discuss your special needs and how you are using the 12 steps of recovery in your life with others who will understand.

If you practice the Grey Sheet plan of eating there is an ODAT loop for you. The HOW_ODAT loop is available for those who are following that program. In these loops, you are free to talk about how you are working the 12 steps and share your experience, strength and hope.

Please check out the website included at the end of this article and see which of our many other loops might be on interest to you.

A very big thank you to all of those who volunteer as Trusted Servants for these loops.

http://www.theRecoveryGroup.org/odat/
Contact: ODATAdm@lists.therecoverygroup.org

~ FROM THE DISCOVERY LOOP DIVISION ~

There are a lot of changes happening on the Discovery side of things at The Recovery Group. The once slow and quiet loops are finding new life and growth under the leadership of Cody and Mary, and now even some additional Trusted Servants.

Exercise & Discovery now has a full staff of Trusted Servants (two co-Coordinators, a Greeter, a 12th Step With-In and a Web Servant who will be sure to publish their URL so many more will hear about them.) The sharing volume has definitely increased and there is so much hope, strength, and experience being shared everyday! Kitchen Archives is another great Discovery loop that has added an additional Co-Coordinator to help Mary. This is a wonderful loop to go to and share different ideas about struggles concerning food choices, to give helpful hints when asked about recipes, to talk about food plans, or about anything related to struggles in the kitchen area.

We also have two "kids" loops: Kids & Discovery which is primarily (just) for kids, those that have issues with overeating, undereating, binging, purging etc. The only adults in this site are Coordinators. This loop has had some rough-going but progress is being made as that url is sent to the search engines. Now more kids are joining, and sharing between them is increasing, as are shares directly to the coordinators.

Finally, Co-kids which is basically a loop for parents, teachers, doctors, clergy, etc.; really, for anyone who is affected by a child's eating patterns. This group has gotten stronger in the last few months with a few moms writing, but it is a great goal and dream to have many moms writing each other, and sending their kids to Kids and Discovery for the help the child can best get from us. These are just goals, but we strive for progress and that is what we are getting on the kids and Discovery loops right now! Thanks, everybody!

In loving service,
Cody & Mary W.

http://www.theRecoveryGroup.org/discovery/
Contact: DiscoveryAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org

~ FROM THE TRG OA MEETING DIVISION ~

We are pleased to report that there is an increase in the numbers of members present at meetings, as well as more members volunteering to become meeting leaders. It is heart warming to witness this solidarity of fellowship and recovery.

Generally, sharing has been spontaneous and on-topic. Although there is no set time limit on sharing, most of the members respectfully post their shares in reasonable time, allowing plenty of time for others to do the same. It is wonderful to see so many different people sharing and this certainly contributes to the ESH of the meeting.

Unfortunately this month, we have experienced some interruptions by a few "unwelcome guests", but our meeting leaders have done a magnificent job of riding through these difficulties where necessary, with the willing assistance of Starchat.

Our thought for today: "The tremendous fact for every one of us is that we have discovered a common solution. We have a way out, on which we can absolutely agree, and upon which we can join in brotherly and harmonious action". AABB 4th Edition p.17.

See you at the meetings :o))

In loving service,

On-Line Meeting Coordinators Terri, Barry and Christine

http://www.theRecoveryGroup.org/meetings/

Contact:
Online Meeting Leaders' Group: MeetingTS@yahoogroups.com
Online Meeting Administration: MtgAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org





~ FROM TRG'S SPONSOR PROGRAM ~

~ RAISE YOUR HAND ONLINE! ~

Most of us who are recovering through the 12 Steps is because another member 'raised their hand' and let us know they were available to sponsor.

Many have found their sponsor via The Recovery Group and now have the privilege of 'raising their hands' as online sponsors to those who are looking for guidance and encourgement as they take the steps.

The way we 'raise our hand' as an online sponsor is by writing a brief biography and sending it to:
TRGSponsorsAdm@yahoogroups so that we can be added to the TRG Sponsors Directory and Bio's.

The most important way we stay in recovery is by sharing with others what we, ourselves, have received.

Working closely, for free and for fun, with another person through the 12steps is one of the ways these Spiritual Principles go from our head to our heart.

In the chapter 'A Vision For You' from the AA Big Book it states:

"Then you will know what it means to give of yourself that others may survive and rediscover life."
Patt and Cate, TRG Sponsor Coordinators
The Recovery Group Sponsor Group Trusted Servants

Contact: TRGSponsorsAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org
www.TheRecoveryGroup.org


~ SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ~

~ NEW WTS (WORK THE STEPS) STUDY BEGUN ~

Hello, everyone!

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to present our new step study leader, Rose. Rose has been a co-coordinator of the WTS loop for a few months and has been in recovery for many years. She will share her experience, strength and hope with us throughout the next 12 weeks.

But first, I'd like to take this opportunity to thank John for his insightful step essays and questions and for his commitment to our WTS Study. John was among the first to participate in these WTS studies and has guided us through the steps several times over the past few years. Thank you for all you've done for us, John.

Now, to help you get to know Rose, here is a brief intro which she has prepared for you. You can read Rose's story in the (new this month!) section called "A TRG Story".

Yours in recovery,
Barb
Co-coordinator, WTS and WTS Study loops

~~~~~~~

Hi everybody, my name is Rose, and I am a compulsive overeater.

First, I want to acknowledge those of you who are taking these twelve steps for the first time. You are embarking on a life-changing journey, and I promise you that it is a change for the better; a lot better. For those of you who, like me, have been up and down the steps many, many times, I hope to make this step study quarter relevant for you. I hope you will find the questions help you reflect on where you've been, and where you'd like to be in your program, and that you will share with us how you are working the steps today.

For those of you who don't have them, I strongly urge you to get and read the AA "12 Steps and 12 Traditions", as well as the Big Book of AA. Those are the texts which I will be using for this step study. If you have them, (or as soon as you get them) read Step One, and I will post an essay and questions in a couple of days.

I look forward to working together with you this quarter.

Love in recovery,
Rose




~ A TRG STORY ~

~ Rose ~

I'm writing this in June, which is a special month for me; my OA birthday is June 9th.

I walked into an OA for ACOA meeting on a Tuesday evening 17 years ago, sat down and cried .. for the rest of the summer. I'd been going to Alanon and ACA, for a few years off and on, but it wasn't until I got to OA that I really began to see that the 12 steps are a program for transforming and growing into the person God wants us to be. There really *was* an answer for me; there really was a higher power there for me, and my life could be different than it was. If I hadn't found OA, I'm pretty sure I would be either dead or extremely ill today. I was 24 years old then, extremely immature, and had no clue how to take care of myself; spiritually, emotionally, and least of all physically. The winter before I found OA, I was sick, constantly ending up in emergency rooms more than once, mainly because I would not take the time to care for myself appropriately, and became more and more rundown. The fact that I ate very little besides sugar, trashy carbohydrates, and grease didn't help matters. I was over 220 pounds. I'm not sure what my top weight was; I stopped looking at the scale. I was borderline diabetic, and I have no doubt that I would be diabetic now, if I hadn't been able to surrender my eating and will to a higher power.

I've had my ups and downs in the program. I was abstinent and maintained a 90+ pound weight loss for almost nine years. In that time, I began a new career, finished my degree, and met and married a wonderful man. But I became very complacent in my program; I stopped going to meetings as much, didn't call my program friends much, and didn't have a sponsor. I found out what happens when a real life challenge comes along when we are not spiritually fit. I lost my abstinence when I became pregnant w/ my first child, and then after two years of struggling, was able to maintain some long term abstinence. Two years later, I had another baby, and again found it very hard to maintain abstinence for any length of time. For the past year, I've been on a foodplan that has really helped me stay mostly abstinent and mostly craving free, which is truly a miracle and a blessing. Thank God I didn't gain backall 90 pounds from my original weight loss 17 years ago. But, I'm older now, and those 25 pounds that are left from my relapse are coming off slowly. I have learned to let God be in charge of my weight, and that's where a daily program of working the steps comes in. Even more importantly, I've learned what it means to put my program and my abstinence first, which is the foundation of any long-term recovery. It is a mindset and a way of living that I am willing to commit to today, because I now understand it's really not that difficult. And I know in my soul how truly miserable the alternative can be. It is just a matter of being willing to make that phone call, or even just stop and sit down, instead of taking that bite. Really.

Today, I'm married with two young children and I work full time. I volunteer a lot at my childrens' schools, and have a very full, rich life. There is *no way* I could be on the path I'm on now, if it weren't for the tools for living which I've developed through working these 12 steps, and relying on my HP for everything I need.

Love in Recovery,
Rose



~ FROM OUR RECOVERY GROUP MEMBERS ~




~ Saying Farewell ~

Hi, everyone!

This is Mary; I am leaving my Trusted Servant positions and active participation in the Recovery Group. I am moving on August 3/4 and not taking my computer. The building I am living in is infested, and even spraying the computer and putting it in bags would not get rid of the bugs. I will be checking in at the web sites. I will be going no mail and cancelling my ISP on July 20, since my billing cycle starts on July 21. I will have access through a friend's computer for four hours a day. My friend moved into the building where I will be moving, on Friday. Before she moved, she would come up and be on my computer for four hours and when I move, we will reverse it. I have appreciated all the help, support and friendships I have made along the way. I will be back. A friend is having her ex look for a used computer for me. He knows where to look for free. I will also be saving for one.

Sending everyone the very best; I will miss you.

Mary in Albany, NY


~ RECOVERY WRITERS' SERIES ~

~ Recovery Inspirations ~

During the first quarter of this year, our monthly Writers' Series had the joy of sharing selections from the Reflections on Recovery series. As the seasons turn, we invite you to join us as we switch our focus inward and begin to explore our relationships with ourselves. Over the next three months we will be focusing on "Ten Ways to Love Ourselves", a collection of writings in which a fellow TRG member shares her thoughts on "The Power Is Within You", a book by Louise Hay. This month's selection begins at the beginning with "Day One, Criticism."

(Note: if you wish to read the remaining Reflections, the entire collection of articles can be found at:
http://recovery.hiwaay.net/jtr/love_ourselves.html.)

:*``*:

~ Ten Ways To Love Ourselves~


Dear Friends on the Journey,

My name is Mari. I am a compulsive overeater who is grateful to be in recovery. And I am trying very hard to love myself ... because I know if I can't love me .... I can't love others.

Yesterday I told you about spending the next ten days talking about how to love ourselves. And why that is so difficult to do. Several months ago, I saw an anonymous piece on this subject and it helped. There were ten ways to love ourselves...actually ten things to do to help *teach* us to love ourselves.

I've always believed that love is, or it isn't. But in the case of loving oneself, I believe we are going to have to LEARN to do that. At least I am. It just didn't come automatically. I suspect the same thing is true for many of you, also.

I hope over the next ten days, we can each practice these exercises and love ourselves a little more ten days from now than we do today.

DAY ONE

~ STOP ALL CRITICISM ~

CRITICISM NEVER CHANGES A THING.
REFUSE TO CRITICIZE YOURSELF.
ACCEPT YOURSELF EXACTLY AS YOU ARE.
EVERYBODY CHANGES.
WHEN YOU CRITICIZE YOURSELF,
YOUR CHANGES ARE NEGATIVE.
WHEN YOU APPROVE OF YOURSELF,
YOUR CHANGES ARE POSITIVE.

Beginning right now, let us think back to when we were very small. Is it possible that as children we were criticized? Maybe it was unintentionally ... but could our parents have sent us the message that perhaps we weren't quite "measuring up" to their expectations?

For me this is true. Some of my earliest memories of childhood are those in which I was criticized by my parents; mainly my father ... although my mother sent many signals out with that "look" ... that raised eyebrow ... She just didn't verbalize it as much as my father.

He was cruel, my father. Abusive. He wasn't a very nice man. But he was my father and I thought all fathers were like that. I remember being down on my knees as a little girl with him standing over me as I polished the brass plates on the floor of our doorways. It was NEVER good enough. I might polish and polish but it was just not ever shiny enough. And then the criticism would start. The verbal abuse. The temper. And finally the rage.

"Anything worth doing is worth doing right." I must have listened to him tell me that at least ten times a day. "Can't you do *anything* right?" "Get back in there .... and this time, God Damn It, do it the way you were supposed to have done it the first time!!!!" By that time, I would have done anything. I was petrified of his temper. I was cringing. Whimpering. And down on the floor I would go once again ... and this time I did it right. And the brass shone. And was beautiful.

And the message that was sent to the tape recorder in the head of the little girl who was me, by my father, who was supposed to nurture me and love me was that "You are no damn good."

Do you know that I never once in all the years I lived with him heard him remark to me, or about me, that there was something that I did well? If he thought it, he never verbalized it.

Isn't that remarkable?

~ REMEMBER ~

BE KIND TO YOURSELF. BE GENTLE
WITH YOUR THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS.
FOR THE MORE WE CAN LOVE OURSELVES
AND THE MORE HONEST WE CAN BE WITH OUR OWN EMOTIONS,
THE FREER WE ARE TO LOVE AND GIVE JOY TO OTHERS.

Dear God,
Please help me
to not criticize those
I love. Please help me
not to criticize myself. The
act of criticizing is damaging.
Help me to undo the damage it
has done in the past.
@-}-}-}------
Love,
Mari



~ FROM THE LITERATURE ~




~~THE TWELVE STEPS ~ STEP SEVEN~~

Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.



~~ THE TWELVE TRADITIONS ~ TRADITION SEVEN ~~

Every loop and meeting of our group ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.




~~ BIG BOOK QUOTE ~~
BIG BOOK READING
"When we retire at night, we constructively review our day. Were we resentful, selfish, dishonest or afraid? Do we owe an apology? Have we kept something to ourselves which should be discussed with another person at once? Were we kind and loving toward all? What could we have done better? Were we thinking of ourselves most of the time? Or were we thinking of what we could do for others, of what we could pack into the stream of life? But we must be careful not to drift into worry, remorse or morbid reflection, for that would diminish our usefulness to others. After making our review we ask God's forgiveness and inquire what corrective measures should be taken."
(AABB, Page 86)

THOUGHTS...from Myrlene (Big Book and Recovery Group)
After we have taken the 12 Steps , this one helps us to keep our side of the street clean every day. We ask ourselves these few questions, or some of our own, and see if we have done anything during the day for which we need to make amends.

I remember before I had done the Steps, that having something distressing on my mind that had happened would nearly drive my crazy. I would hash and rehash all the details over and over, until I got no peace. But now, doing this Step 10 every day really helps me stay serene. I will do my amends as they happen throughout the day. I can step away from an occurence and think about what happened for a few minutes. I see if it was my fault, and if so, I immediately go and apologize. I've found that this is the best way for me to handle being anxious or upset during the day; just clean up the street before I leave. I love the Steps!! What a wonderful way to have an orderly and peaceful life!!


~ RECOVERY MEDITATIONS ~

~ July Meditations Calendar
~
(http://www.therecoverygroup.org/meditations/july.html)

To receive the daily meditations by email, send a blank email to:
RecoveryMeditationsList-subscribe-request@lists.therecoverygroup.org




~ THE RECOVERY GROUP MEETINGS ~

THE RECOVERY GROUP ONLINE MEETINGS

The doorway to the meetings is at the top of the page at
http://www.TheRecoveryGroup.org. All you have to do is click it, and you'll be in the meeting room. The times are 12 noon, 3PM, 6PM, 9PM, 12 midnight 3AM, 6AM, and 9AM. These are Eastern times, and all meetings are held in #Recovery on IRC with a doorway located at: http://www.TheRecoveryGroup.org.

CAN YOU SPARE AN HOUR A WEEK?

We need your help for a wonderful line-up of online meetings. We will be working on a schedule of meetings every three hours around the clock every day, and are well on our way to meeting that goal. This will make it possible for those in time zones around the world to participate both as leaders and attendees. Will you help by volunteering an hour or two or three a week? It's easy, it gives you a good feeling by helping others, and it's fun!

If you are interested in being a meeting leader, please contact MtgAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org,
and you will be given further guidance. We hope as many of you as possible will write us back and let us know you can help. Please don't be shy ... meetings are easy and rewarding to lead.

We will get back to you as quickly as possible.
Prospective meeting leaders must be actively working the Steps to the best of their ability and belong to at least one Recovery Loop. Although abstinence is not a requirement, many find that being abstinent allows them to better focus on the meetings.

REACHING THE MEETINGS

Another way to reach the meeting webpage is directly, at:
http://www.therecoverygroup.org/meetings/

For AOL members, there is the direct link to #Recovery: #Recovery on StarChat.Network. AOL users need to first go to the Meeting website, and look at the special instructions for AOL users before they can fully participate in the meetings or they can go to: http://www.starchat.net/aol.php

#Recovery is the meeting room for Recovery Group. There is a doorway to #Recovery on the Recovery Group website: http://www.therecoverygroup.org. The meeting room can be directly accessed by going to either of these sites:
http://www.starchat.net/recovery or
http://www.starchat.net/chat/?chan=recovery
You can find other helpful information, including on-line meeting protocols at:
http://recovery.hiwaay.net/support/meetings.html



~ OVEREATERS ANONYMOUS CONTACTS ~

Overeaters Anonymous
World Service Office (WSO)
6075 Zenith Ct. NE
PO Box 44020
Rio Rancho, NM 87124
USA

Telephone 505-891-2664
Fax: 505-891-4320
http://www.overeatersanonymous.org/index.html
E-Mail Address ~ info@overeatersanonymous.org

"I put my hand in yours ...
and together we can do what we could never do alone."
~ Rozanne, OA CoFounder ~


~ THE RECOVERY GROUP CONTACTS ~

TRG ADMINISTRATION
(
TRGAdm@TheRecoveryGroup.org)

TRG ADMINISTRATOR
Dodee

TRG ADMINISTRATOR APPRENTICES
Cody
Mary W.

TRG ADVISORS: John and Patt
TRG DIVISIONS
RECOVERY LOOPS: Dodee and John
ODAT LOOPS: Nancy
DISCOVERY LOOPS: Cody and Mary W.
FOREIGN LOOPS: Dodee (Acting)
TRG OA MEETINGS: Terri, Barry and Christine
TRG SPECIAL SERVICES: Dodee (Acting)
TRG WEBSITE: Gary
Newsletter Editors ~ SerendipityNewsletter@yahoo.com ~ Marty and Faith
Newsletter Subscriptions ~ SerendipityNewsletter@yahoo.com(Subject=Email Subscription)
Letters to the Editor ~ SerendipityNewsletter@yahoo.com(Subject=Letter to the Editor)
Sponsor Coordinator ~ sponsors@therecoverygroup.org
Recovery Meeting Coordinator ~ MtgAdm@lists.TheRecoveryGroup.org
Technical Support ~ RecoveryTech@mail.com
Recovery Group Administrators ~ TRGAdm@TheRecoveryGroup.org
Recovery Group Founder ~ Mari


"In the deepest part of a compulsive eater's soul . . .
Is the realization that recovery begins when we find one another."


~~ The Serenity Prayer ~~

Grant us the SERENITY to accept the things we cannot change;
The COURAGE to change the things we can;
And the WISDOM to know the difference.


What we could never do alone ~
We can do together.

One day at a time, ~
One step at a time.




Disclaimer


The Recovery Group and our newsletter has as its mission and purpose that of carrying the message of recovery to those who suffer from the disease of compulsive eating. We are an anonymous organization and follow the 12 Steps and 12 Traditions of Overeaters Anonymous; however, we are not affiliated with that group. Your articles, announcements and information are welcome. All opinions in this newsletter represent only the opinions of the writers and not necessarily that of The Recovery Group or OA, Inc.

The Trusted Servants of Recovery

Volume 6 Issue 7 © Copyright 2004 THE RECOVERY GROUP All rights reserved.