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Anita O. - God in Meetings vs. Group Therapy - Episode 40

March 12, 2021 Justin B Episode 40
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Anita O. - God in Meetings vs. Group Therapy - Episode 40
Mar 12, 2021 Episode 40
Justin B

Anita O has been sober since 1991, actively working recovery in the rooms of AA, SLAA, and COdA.  She is Canadian but was living in Los Angeles, where she got sober, for the last 30 years. She moved back to Toronto last summer. Faced with a lot of pain being back, (on all fronts job, health, relationships, family and wreckage of the past).  She says that she wanted to die. By the Grace of God she was introduced to a whole new way of looking at the Steps, had another awakening, and now lives to carry the message.

Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting.  We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and gambling, just to name a few.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to learn the similarities of addiction and to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We invite recovering addicts with at least 1 year sobriety and who are actively working their recovery in their respective fellowships to share their experience, strength and hope on a live Zoom meeting, each Friday at 12:00 pm central time, for 20-25 minutes.  Then, we, the live audience, get the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker for another 20-25 minutes.   If you are hearing this meeting in recorded podcast form and would like to participate as a live audience member in the future, or if you would like to be a guest speaker in a future meeting, please go to www.reco12.com to learn more and submit your email address there to receive weekly invitations or to submit to become a guest speaker.  

Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can click the link to PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  in the chat of the live meeting.  When you contribute, please specify the meeting number.  This is meeting number 40.

If you find value in Reco12, please take a moment to go to the podcast platform of your choosing and leave a rating and review. Also, please feel free to share a meaningful episode with any in your recovery network that may benefit from it.  It helps us work our 12th step by carrying the message of recovery to more addicts who suffer. 

References from Anita's Talk:
Big Book Sponsorship:  https://www.bigbooksponsorship.org
Alcoholics Anonymous:  https://aa.org
Narcotics Anonymous:  https://na.org
Codependents Anonymous:  https://coda.org
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous:  https://slaafws.org/

Keep coming back!  It works when you work it, so work it, you are worth it!

Intro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe.  This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262  This song is used with the  permission of Cory Ellsworth.

Support the show (https://www.reco12.com/support)

Show Notes

Anita O has been sober since 1991, actively working recovery in the rooms of AA, SLAA, and COdA.  She is Canadian but was living in Los Angeles, where she got sober, for the last 30 years. She moved back to Toronto last summer. Faced with a lot of pain being back, (on all fronts job, health, relationships, family and wreckage of the past).  She says that she wanted to die. By the Grace of God she was introduced to a whole new way of looking at the Steps, had another awakening, and now lives to carry the message.

Welcome to the Reco12 Speaker Meeting.  We are an organization whose addictions include alcohol, drugs, lust and sex, food and gambling, just to name a few.  We come together from all places, faiths and backgrounds to learn the similarities of addiction and to gain tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path.  We invite recovering addicts with at least 1 year sobriety and who are actively working their recovery in their respective fellowships to share their experience, strength and hope on a live Zoom meeting, each Friday at 12:00 pm central time, for 20-25 minutes.  Then, we, the live audience, get the opportunity to ask questions of the speaker for another 20-25 minutes.   If you are hearing this meeting in recorded podcast form and would like to participate as a live audience member in the future, or if you would like to be a guest speaker in a future meeting, please go to www.reco12.com to learn more and submit your email address there to receive weekly invitations or to submit to become a guest speaker.  

Reco12 is a self-supporting service and we appreciate your help in keeping it that way.  We gratefully accept contributions to help cover the costs of the Zoom platform, podcast platform, web hosting, and administrative costs.  To contribute, you can go to https://www.reco12.com/support  or you can click the link to PayPal (https://www.paypal.me/reco12)  in the chat of the live meeting.  When you contribute, please specify the meeting number.  This is meeting number 40.

If you find value in Reco12, please take a moment to go to the podcast platform of your choosing and leave a rating and review. Also, please feel free to share a meaningful episode with any in your recovery network that may benefit from it.  It helps us work our 12th step by carrying the message of recovery to more addicts who suffer. 

References from Anita's Talk:
Big Book Sponsorship:  https://www.bigbooksponsorship.org
Alcoholics Anonymous:  https://aa.org
Narcotics Anonymous:  https://na.org
Codependents Anonymous:  https://coda.org
Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous:  https://slaafws.org/

Keep coming back!  It works when you work it, so work it, you are worth it!

Intro music is “Standing Still” by Cory Ellsworth and Randy Kartchner, performed by Mike Eldred and Elizabeth Wolfe.  This song, and/or the entire soundtrack for the future Broadway musical, “Crosses:  A Musical of Hope”, can be purchased here:  https://music.apple.com/us/album/crosses-musical-hope-by-cory/528476262  This song is used with the  permission of Cory Ellsworth.

Support the show (https://www.reco12.com/support)