Finding Love After ED?

This much anticipated follow-up to Life Without Ed explains what it is like to be “fully recovered” from an eating disorder. Picking up shortly after the first book left off, Jenni starts off by explaining how she skipped her first marriage, “The wedding invitations were stamped but not mailed, and (her wedding dress) and three pink bridesmaid dresses were bought but never worn.” Instead, she gave the engagement ring back to a man “who loved alcohol more than me,” and wrote wedding vows to herself, promising to love and honor herself and accept all of her faults and strengths with patience and gentle kindness.

In Goodbye Ed, Hello Me, Jenni Schaefer takes readers from recovery to liberation. This is an accessible and practical self-help book, filled with personal anecdotes, encouragement, practical tools, and Jenni’s delightful personality. She is a gifted writer and an inspirational role model for leaving disordered eating behind and moving on with your life. She includes exercises, Q&A’s for readers, and a recovery toolbox, while introducing phrases and concepts such as the sadness cloud, internal hidden tracks, personal protective days, societal Ed, and much more. Among the important recovery issues that she confronts are perfectionism, people-pleasing, relationships, having a healthy body, and positive body image.

CONTENTS:

1 Happily Divorced: Life Without Ed
2 Being Single: Making It on Your Own
3 The Dating Game – Exploring the World
4 Getting Engaged – Relationships and More
5 The White Dress: A Healthy Body and Positive Body Image
6 The Perfectly Imperfect Wedding: Overcoming Perfectionism
7 Happily Married: Falling in Love with Life

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:

Jenni Schaefer is also the author of the widely acclaimed book, Life Without Ed, and is an internationally known author and speaker whose work has helped change the face of recovery from eating disorders. Jenni is a regular guest on national radio and television shows including Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight, a contributor to mainstream magazines and collections like the Chicken Soup series, and a popular speaker at schools, conferences, and other venues. She is also a consultant with Center For Change in Orem, Utah, and a member of the Ambassador Council of the National Eating Disorders Association. Her work has been recognized in publications including Cosmopolitan, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and Woman’s World. A singer/songwriter living in Nashville, Tennessee, Jenni uses both music and humor in her outreach efforts to help those touched by eating disorders. She is, she says, “single in the city,” enjoying a life she considers a gift to be treasured. Read her “Recovery Support” blog at eatingdisordersblogs.com. For more information, visit jennischaefer.com

REVIEWS:

“This book is a rewarding journey into the tapestry of a life in “full recovery” from an eating disorder. Jenni’s story of life after her eating disorder is a story of honesty, wholeheartedness, and great joy. Professionals will find clinical wisdom, and those searching, will find guiding principles and a panoramic view of a life full of hope and happiness. This book is relevant, beautiful, and good for the soul.”
— Michael E. Berrett, PhD, CEO and Director, Center For Change, and Co-Author of Spiritual Approaches in the Treatment of Women with Eating Disorders

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