W.A. World Service Organization Newsletter
Living in Balance E-NewsetterJuly 2012
In This Issue
2012 W.A. World Conference in Portland, Oregon
W.A.Seeks Professional Representative
New 24/7 Fellowship Phone Line
Quick Links

We hope you are keeping cool and enjoying your summer.

Our W.A. 2012 World Conference is approaching soon in September! This year it will be held in beautiful Portland, Oregon. See registration links below. Early registration ends July 31st.

We are looking for contributors to our new W.A. Meditation Book!

W.A. is  looking for a professional, non member to represent our fellowship.

Great article "The Busy Trap" in The New York Times.

Michele S., Outreach Coordinator
Workaholics Anonymous
More Articles About Being Too Busy We are seeing more and more articles in mainstream media news and magazines about over working, burnout and just being too busy. In the text below you will see a link to an article I believe you will enjoy. When people ask you how you are do you reply, "I'm so busy..."?   If so, you're like many Americans who feel overworked, overwhelmed and overcommitted.  Author and cartoonist Tim Kreider  wrote about "The 'Busy' Trap" in a recent issue of The New York Times.  He's made it a mission to not be busy.  
 W.A. 2012 World Conference in Portland, Oregon!
 September 13-16, 2012

The option for Early Bird registration with the $50 discount ends July 31, 2012. This item includes the main conference registration, lodging, and six meals.  
You can register for the conference online.
Download the conference flyer and the regsitration form.

Conferences are a time to connect with fellow recovering workaholics. In a retreat-like setting, together we work the Steps, learn about Tools and Principles, develop abstinence plans, and enjoy free time for relaxation, nature, and fellowship. Some people find or meet with sponsors. There is usually a silent auction fundraiser for World Service and at least one break that involves group frisbee. Often there are optional meditation times in the morning and "night owl" candle light meetings.

W. A. Meditation Book - Call For Contributions

The W.A.W.S.O. Literature Committee is creating a meditations book. We would like all the meditations to come from the fellowship, so . . .
We need your help!


All members are welcome to write and submit meditations for publication. Consider having a writing play day for your meeting group. Not only would this activity provide opportunities for reflection and meditation, but it would also allow group members to make contributions to a book that will serve the needs of the whole fellowship.


A suggested meeting format for writing meditations is available at the WA website. For more details about submitting meditations, please visit the W.A. website. 


Also, a suggested meeting format for writing meditations is also available at the W.A. website here for you to view. 


We look forward to receiving your meditations!!
Have fun with us!!


Your trusted servants,

W.A.W.S.O. Literature Committee


 W.A. Seeks Professional Representative for Our Fellowship

As workaholism has become a widespread concept in public media, the ways it is communicated about can often create more misconceptions than understandings. In this regard, members of Workaholics Anonymous are currently seeking a professional representative to speak on behalf of the fellowship and respond to public press releases that may misconstrue the reality of being a workaholic. If you know of someone or have suggestions for who might serve as a reputable spokesperson for WA (who is not affiliated with the fellowship), please send your recommendations to Laura R. lauradawnr@gmail.com
New 24/7 Fellowship Line for W.A.

Workaholics Anonymous registered a twenty-four hour conference call telephone number for all our members around the world to check in with each other at the "top" of every hour of the day and night. Check with your local service provider, as they may charge you for your call.

You may find others on the line; or you may not. It is not monitored by WAWSO. It is public, unrecorded, and is there solely for the purpose of our members' check-ins, bookends, and fellowship.Click on the link below for more info.    


The WAWSO telephone line for leaving messages is a separate number you can find on our website at: 



Supporting W.A. Seventh Tradition Contributions

Our Seventh Tradition provides that W.A. is fully self-supporting; declining outside contributions. WAWSO welcomes contributions from W.A. groups and members. One hundred percent of all contributions directly support recovery from workaholism. Carrying the message of recovery to workaholics who still suffer includes email and phone services, a quarterly newsletter, media and community outreach, literature development and distribution, this website, an annual conference, meeting information and support, and other outreach services. Please print out and send this Seventh Tradition form 
to support W.A.'s Outreach.

by Credit card or Paypal. Thank you for your generous support. 
Request For Sponsors

WA has, from time to time, requests for sponsorship from people recovering from workaholism.  We keep a confidential list of volunteers who are willing to take this on.  If you are willing, please send us an email with your contact information (or any other information you feel a sponsee should know) to: communications@workaholics-anonymous.org
Your information is kept confidential to protect your anonymity. We will contact you with a person's contact information when someone requests, offering you the opportunity to respond.  Your offering of this service will be of great value to you as well as to the person you would be sponsoring.

Group Support section on website  


There are helpful tools and materials available here that you can download for your group; meeting formats, types of meetings, tips on outreach, W.A. Public Awareness Guidelines, archives to news letters and much more!



W.A. also has a Meeting Development committee to offer more ongoing support to new and existing groups.


This committee reaches out to members in groups around the world to help them continue to build a strong meeting and local fellowship. Each committee member is assigned meeting contacts in regional areas.  


We are looking for more W.A. members to volunteer to help "sponsor" a group and offer them support and make sure they know about our new Group Support section on the website. This is a wonderful way to provide service and get to know other W.A. members around the world! Interested? Contact Laura R. lauradawnr@gmail.com   


Please contribute what you can for your meetings. :)

W.A operates on contributions from it's members and literature sales. Please don't forget to go online and make a contribution to W.A. if you only go to phone meetings. You can click here donate.

Purchase Our Books Online!


The Book Of Discovery

Book of Discovery, W.A. WorkbookA guide to the 12 Steps  

The Workaholics Anonymous Book of Discovery is a
guide that provides step instruction, questions, activities, and stories-all with room to write and reflect as necessary, in a large spiral-bound, three-hole punch volume. The book is designed to lay completely flat so as to be easily used for writing as well as for protective storing in a three-ring notebook of your choice with other loose or extra pages if desired.  This workbook can be used alone, with a sponsor  or used with a group in a meeting format. 

Click here for online purchase    You can also purchase through the mail.  Price: $25. Plus $4.95 shipping and handling anywhere in the US. Send your check to WSO Web Payment Center, PO Box 56416, Portland, OR, 97238.


The Book of Recovery

W.A.'s first publication, The Book of Recovery is our main text. It has valuable information for all recovering workaholics; history, stories, guidance in working the steps and tools to help you with your recovery program! Click here for online purchase