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IDEA Day | International Day Experiencing Abstinence
Join OA members worldwide on Nov 22 “IDEA Day” as we begin or affirm our abstinence from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors.
– Keep good abstinence fresh: review the Strong Abstinence Checklist
– Develop sustainable abstinence: work with a sponsor…review Abstinence and a Plan of Eating
Check host site for recordings of previous November events:
- Emotional Sobriety – The Next Frontier*
There is More to Abstinence than Not Eating – 11/1 OA SGVIE
(*Event name & subject inspired by Grapevine article “The Next Frontier: Emotional Sobriety” by Bill Wilson, published Jan 1958)
- Step One Allergy of The Body & Twist of The Mind – 11/1 OA RISE
- Celebrating Abstinence Under All Conditions – 11/7 OA CSSI Flyer
- Sponsoring Chronic Slippers Love, Forgiveness, and the 5th Tradition. An exploration of all 12 Steps in the Big Book – 11/7 OA LAIG
- CIIG Presents | Big Book Retreat (11/6-8) Event Page with Survey
- Abstinence & Keeping It The Difference Between Abstinence and a Plan of Eating (11/8)
- Letting go of what no longer serves us Region 7 convention (11/6-8)
- Hope & Recovery Convention – flyer 11/13-15 OA Region 1 Virtual Convention Keynote speakers, OA meetings, topic workshops and FUN!
- Cleaning House for the New Year 11/14 We’ll be writing a 4th step & then cover steps 5 thru 8. Inland Empire IG
- From Surviving to Thriving! OA Annual Women’s Retreat – on ZOOM 11/14-15 Hosted by SFVIG $30 – See flyer for more info.
- Steps 1, 2, and 3 11/15 Refresher for the Holidays – one step each hour, with speaker and Q&A OA RISE
- IDEA Day Phone Marathon 11/22 Tradition 10, Spiritual Principle – Neutrality, and Is My Abstinence Negotiable? Pacific Sunrise OA
- Promises Workshop 11/25 12 abstinent speakers from all over the country, each speaking on one of The Promises and how it has come true for them through the OA program of recovery. OA Silicon Valley
- Thanksgiving Events check host site for recordings
- Thanksgiving in the (virtual) Park 4 keynote speakers (LAIG)
- We Are Not Alone! Speakers & gratitude (Santa Cruz County IG)
- Thank-a thons Celebrate with Gratitude!
- Hourly Meetings – new meeting starts each hour
Step 11 Spiritual Principle – Spiritual Awareness; Alive, Blessed, Grateful (Pacific Sunrise IG)