First of all, do not despair. Have hope. An Eating Disorder is NOT the end of the world.
The fact that you are reading this page means you care. Deep within you this mean you already have what it takes to heal.
Care. Love. Curiosity. Learning.
Another ingredient is connecting and learning from mentors. There are people who have BEATEN eating disorders. Gone. Poof. Vanished.
I have been fortunate to interview several of these women on my podcast over the past few weeks.
They have all had their stories and moments of despair around food, as well as redemption. So yes, it truly is possible. Remember, have hope.
If you can care and you can learn, and if you can be patient (like years of patience) you can heal and make your struggles the fuel of your redemption.
This post is simply meant to reconnect you with what you already know, by connecting you to these stories of Eating Enlightenment.
What To Do If You Have An Eating Disorder? Karen Koenig’s Eating Enlightenment
Karen R. Koenig is a wonderful resource, shining with eating disorder recovery wisdom!
Karen is a LCSW, MEd is a psychotherapist, popular blogger and an international, award-winning author of 7 books on eating, weight and body image.
Her next book, on self-talk and self-care, will be published in January 2021. Her expertise is in eating psychology which is the how and why of eating.
She has been treating and teaching dysregulated eaters for more than 30 years, currently practices in Sarasota, Florida, and can be found at https://www.karenrkoenig.com/.
The post I created with podcast links and commentary can be found at https://eatingenlightenment.com/2019/12/01/eating-disorder-recovery-interview/
What To Do If You Have An Eating Disorder? Meryl Hershey Beck’s Eating Enlightenment
Meryl Hershey Beck, MA, M.Ed., knows about grief both personally and professionally. In her 30-year role as a licensed counselor, she often helped clients work through their grief.
And then in 2011, her 35-year old son fatally shot himself. By example of her own life, she shows others that a return to wholeness is possible. Meryl created SourceTapping®, a meridian therapy technique that helps ease pain – a tool she uses for herself and with bereaved clients.
Her first book, Stop Eating Your Heart Out, has helped many people deal with their emotional eating issues. And her second book, Loss, Survive, Thrive: Bereaved Parents Share Their Stories of Healing and Hope, demonstrates that a rich, fulfilling life is possible after your child has transitioned.
Meryl has appeared on TV, radio, online summits and is also a frequent presenter at international conferences.
You can get Meryl’s book at http://losssurvivethrive.com
For my interview and blog with Meryl, you can visit here – https://eatingenlightenment.com/2019/12/05/stop-eating-your-heart-out/
What To Do If You Have An Eating Disorder? Jen Bruno’s Eating Enlightenment
Jen Bruno is a former college softball player and DePaul University Hall of Famer. She has been passionate about health and wellness for much of her life and has used that passion to build a personal training and holistic health coaching business, J.B. Fitness and Nutrition over the last 11 years.
She has certifications from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating, Wellcoaches, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and the American Council on Exercise.
She believes everyone deserves to live their healthiest, strongest, and most energetic life and feels grateful to accompany clients on their journeys.
Jen has a fantastic instagram profile (https://instagram.com/jenbrunofitness) where she shares her fitness journey and life lessons on how to motivate yourself to go to the gym.
For my interview with Jen, visit https://eatingenlightenment.com/2019/12/08/how-to-motivate-yourself-to-go-to-the-gym/
What To Do If You Have An Eating Disorder? Kelly Santos’s Eating Enlightenment
Kelly is also Holistic Health Coach & Intuitive and has been for over 20 years. She takes a holistic approach to your health by linking together spirituality and wellness.
Kelly’s training is extensive. She has an educational background in psychology, alternative health, and intuitive healing along with certifications in yoga, hypotherapy, intuitive reading and body work.
She’s personally studied the nuances of raw foods and nutrition by directly training under Aajonus Vonderplaitz, who was a raw food leader in Los Angeles.
Her mission is to inspire people to live life naturally, healthfully, and authentically.
You can get an Intuitive Reading with Kelly here – https://kellysantos.org/readings/
For my blog post about Kelly’s journey, read here – https://eatingenlightenment.com/2019/12/04/raw-foods/