Here is a little about Nancy in her own words. "I was taken to my first meeting of OA January 28, 1975 at Beverly Hills High School more than 45 years Ago. At that time I weighed approximately 300lbs. I was trying to separate from a man who was beating me up on a daily basis, now called a battered wife. I had a seven an 9 year old totally out of control from neglect. I had smuggled dope across border with Heroin Addicts to have friends. I thought if I helped them, I could have a friend. I was arrested and taken to jail.
I was a fat kid and fat my entire life. Spent a decade on drugs given to me by top physicians in order to lose weight. My parents had me institutionalized. They mortgaged their home but I still got bigger. I now am a woman who has dignity. I put in my mouth what nurtures me and only have friends that are kind to me. They say beyond your wildest dreams.
I had no dreams. This disease took them all away so how do I live now? ….free of shame and resentment and anger it is called happy, joyous, and free." Nancy is also active in AA and a member of alanon, aca, coda, and emotional health anonymous. I am a world service delegate and regional delegate and served on the local intergroup board and active in aa hospitals and institutions and worked as an addiction counselor.
Reco12 is an organization with the mission of learning and sharing the similarities of addiction of all kinds and gaining and sharing tools and hope from others who are walking a similar path. Speakers from our past meetings have represented many fellowships and identify with addictions with such variety of alcoholism, drugs, food, sex, gambling, theft, just to name a few.
Resources from this meeting:
Adult Children of Alcoholics
Fat is a Family Affair (book)
Sugar Blues (book)
Nanci's Prayer that she shared:
Happy Moments Praise God
Difficult Moments Seek God
Quiet Moments. Worship God
Painful Moments. Trust God
Every Moment. THANK GOD
If you wish to contact Nanci, her email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Outro 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://amzn.to/3RIjKXs This song is used with the permission of Cory Ellswort