To stay honest with myself is a struggle; it’s a challenge. To face down my character defects when they come up and see them for what they are, instead of an objective reality, isn’t easy. But now I know I’m not alone in this fight: I’m no longer on a battlefield alone wearing the rusty armor of my eating disorder. I’ve got my Higher Power, my EDA network, my friends, and my family. I love the changes I’ve seen in my life, and the standout reason for that is a willingness to be honest with others and myself. As Mr. Rogers said, “Anything that is mentionable is manageable.” By admitting how unmanageable my life was before I found EDA, working the Steps, and connecting with the sparks of my Higher Power and those around me, my life has started to become more manageable.
EATING DISORDERS ANONYMOUS (EDA)
EDA is a Twelve-Step fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from their eating disorders. People can and do fully recover from having an eating disorder. The only requirement for membership is a desire to recover from an eating disorder.
General Service Board of EDA
P.O. Box 5243
Chico, CA 95927