W.A. World Service Organization Newsletter
Living in Balance E-Newsetter September 2009 
In This Issue
2009 World Conference
NEW: Book of Discovery
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We hope you have had a wonderful summer! This month we have exciting news about our new workbook the "Book of Discovery" and of course the upcoming 2009 World Conference that we hope to see everyone at. It is NOT to be missed!
We would love to receive any submissions for this
e-newsletter and for our more extensive, printed newsletter that is mailed quarterly.
Go forward and live in harmony and balance!
Michele S., Outreach Coordinator
Workaholics Anonymous
2009 World Conference in 
Durham, North Carolina
3 Day Conference
Our Theme - The Tools of Recovery
October 16-18, 2009

Come play and recover with us amidst the beautiful
fall colors of North Carolina. Relax and share experience, strength and hope with fellow W.A. members in a setting conducive to growth at the Avila Retreat Center, located in Durham, NC. Creative activities planned! The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop working compulsively. :)
Workshops on Tools:

1. Beyond Self-reliance: Listening, Asking, and Serving

2. Keeping Work in its Place: Substituting, Underscheduling, and

3. Staying Sane at Work: Concentrating, Pacing, and Relaxing

4. Living our Lives: Playing and Balancing

5. Keeping Our Minds Where God Wants Them: Accepting and Living in the
6. Outreach - What are we doing to reach out to other workaholics in your community?
We will also be having workshops on steps.

1. 1-3
2. 4-7
3. 8-9
4. 10-12
Come have fun and enjoy the company of others in recovery. Register soon because we are filling up fast! Also, bring some of the following items if you're coming for the silent auction (and bring some big bucks so you can win some of the amazing stuff people will bring! :) cds, dvds, books, recovery stuff, arts/crafts, trinkets, posters, magnets, pottery, fashion accessories, jewelry, gift items, gift cards, precious metals and/or stone, use your imagination!!
You can get a lot more information about the upcoming conference on
our website here.
The Avila Retreat Center is a retreat center, nestled among 51 acres of rolling countryside, offers a meditation trails and a labyrinth. See www.dioceseofraleigh.org  for a map or more information or call 919-477-1285.  
A guide to the 12 Steps              
This workbook has over 200 pages designed to accompany your passage through the 12 Steps.
First availability will be at the 2009 W.A. Conference and on our website starting November 2009.  The book contains questions with space to write answers, thought provoking stories from members of our fellowship, selected readings from W.A. and A.A. literature and non-verbal activities offering alternatives to our tendency to be hyper-rational.  The format is spiral bound with holes punched for inclusion into a loose-leaf notebook.  This book gives guidance through the 12 Steps which can be used over and over.
Price: $25. Plus $4.95 shipping and handling anywhere in the US.  For information for ordering on-line and overseas shipment, consult our website: workaholics-anonymous.org after November 1st, 2009.   To pre-order, send your check to WSO Web Payment Center, PO Box 56416, Portland, OR 97238


We want to hear from you about how you balance W.A. 12 step and service work and your spiritual program. Please submit articles, suggestions and tips to [email protected]. We need everyone's help.

We want to help you grow the fellowship in your area and will be happy to support you in any way we can! Contact us is you need help or have any questions!