My Demon s Name is Ed

Author: Danah Khalil
Publisher: Second Story Press
ISBN: 1772600008
Format: PDF
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Danah's eating disorder has a personality -- it's a demon she calls Ed, the voice in her head that undermines her self-esteem and her perception of the world. How can she explain that even when she tries to develop healthier eating habits, there is a demon wriggling inside her mind, determining her every step? The eighteen-year-old author of this novel for teens brings her own journal entries to life, revealing the mental anguish of a teen suffering with anorexia and the terrifying grip the disorder holds on her.

Eating Disorders Anonymous

Author: Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA)
Publisher: GŸrze Books
ISBN: 0936077867
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Eating Disorders Anonymous: The Story of How We Recovered from Our Eating Disorders presents the accumulated experience, strength, and hope of many who have followed a Twelve-Step approach to recover from their eating disorders. Eating Disorders Anonymous (EDA), founded by sober members of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), have produced a work that emulates the “Big Book” in style and substance. EDA respects the pioneering work of AA while expanding its Twelve-Step message of hope to include those who are religious or seek a spiritual solution, and for those who are not and may be more comfortable substituting “higher purpose” for the traditional “Higher Power.” Further, the EDA approach embraces the development and maintenance of balance and perspective, rather than abstinence, as the goal of recovery. Initial chapters provide clear directions on how to establish a foothold in recovery by offering one of the founder’s story of hope, and collective voices tell why EDA is suitable for readers with any type of problem eating, including: anorexia nervosa, bulimia, binge eating, emotional eating, and orthorexia. The text then explains how to use the Twelve Steps to develop a durable and resilient way of thinking and acting that is free of eating disordered thoughts and behaviors, including how to pay it forward so that others might have hope of recovery. In the second half of the text, individual contributors share their experiences, describing what it was like to have an eating disorder, what happened that enabled them to make a start in recovery, and what it is like to be in recovery. Like the “Big Book,” these stories are in three sections: Pioneers of EDA, They Stopped in Time, and They Lost Nearly All. Readers using the Twelve Steps to recover from other issues will find the process consistent and reinforcing of their experiences, yet the EDA approach offers novel ideas and specific guidance for those struggling with food, weight and body image issues. Letters of support from three, highly-regarded medical professionals and two, well-known recovery advocates offer reassurance that EDA’s approach is consistent with that supported by medical research and standards in the field of eating disorders treatment. Intended as standard reading for members who participate in EDA groups throughout the world, this book is accessible and appropriate for anyone who wants to recover from an eating disorder or from issues related to food, weight, and body image.

Exposing the Demon

Author: Alissa Hall
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615162037
Format: PDF, Kindle
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After 13 years of anorexia and bulimia, I healed myself through meditation and prayer, and tried to forget my disorder. But when others asked for my help so they too could recover, my compassion and sympathy overruled that decision. "Exposing the Demon" uncovers the internal source of an eating disorder by examining it in a metaphysical light, and instructs the reader to use her emotions, imagination and spirit to regain her health... not for a while, but for good.

Fragile The true story of my lifelong battle with anorexia

Author: Nikki Grahame
Publisher: John Blake Publishing
ISBN: 1857829638
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Today, I look forward to a future where anorexia's voice will be silenced, where I can simply be Nikki Grahame and not be defined or controlled by my illness.' Say the name Nikki Grahame and most people will remember the bubbly, highly strung and hugely entertaining Big Brother 7 contestant. Since leaving the Big Brother house, she has forged a successful career for herself in presenting and writing. Yet Nikki isn't just another reality television contestant and her life story is not like any other you will ever read. From the age of eight until she was nineteen Nikki battled anorexia nervosa but few cases have been quite as extreme as hers. This compelling book tells the story of her incredible journey and has been revised to include Nikki's ongoing struggle with anorexia. Aged just eight and weighing just under three stone, Nikki was diagnosed as anorexic. For the next eight years, she was in and out of institutions - eleven in total - during which time she attempted suicide twice and had to be sedated up to four times a day so that she could be force-fed. At one point, she was sedated for fourteen days while doctors sewed a tube into her stomach, through which she was fed to get her weight out of the critical range. The lengths that she went to in order to avoid eating and find ways to exercise excessively shocked doctors who have worked in the field for years. As Nikki says, 'I've always wanted to be the best at everything I do, so I had to be the best anorexic - and I was.' With searing honesty, Nikki recounts her long and painful road to recovery, how she has had to come to terms with the long-term ramification of her illness, how she uses her new-found fame topromote awareness of eating disorders and to help those who are suffering from similar problems.

Making It Home

Author: Emily T. Wierenga
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441227067
Format: PDF
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For women who have grown up in the tension between third-wave feminism and Martha Stewart, it can be a struggle to define and embrace the meaning of home. There is constant pressure to do things a certain way, and sometimes intense criticism from those who think you're doing it wrong. But what if home isn't really about whether or not you homeschool or have a career? What if it's more about who you are than what you do? A self-proclaimed "former subversive," Emily T. Wierenga has learned the art of making a home and the joy of settling down. Emily takes readers on an unconventional journey through marriage, miscarriage, foster parenting, and the daily struggle of longing to be known, inviting them into a quest for identity in the midst of life's daily interruptions. Through soul-stirring writing, she helps women understand that homemaking is much more than old-fashioned tradition; rather, it's a timeless art requiring mind, body, and spirit.

My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman s Body

Author: Carol Sherman-Jones
Publisher: Five Star Publishing (MI)
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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There is little about Carol Sherman-Jones' life that one could characterise as normal. How many other sixth graders do you know who would hire the playground bully to break her arm just so she could get some attention? How many people do you know who have wrestled a midget in lime Jell-O to earn some rent money? How many people do you know who have purchased a run-down bar for one dollar and then, with no business experience whatsoever, turned it into wildly successful gay bar? Carol Sherman-Jones has done all that and a lot more. With an irrepressibly irreverent wit, she shares all in her autobiography titled My Life as a Gay Man in a Straight Woman's Body. In what she describes as an extremely cathartic experience, Sherman-Jones bares her most painful secrets as well as her most incredible highs.

Winterm dchen

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH
ISBN: 347338402X
Format: PDF, Docs
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»BRUTAL UND POETISCH!« Booklist Ich rolle mich mit dem Gesicht zur Wand. Glasscherben rasen auf mein Herz zu, weil Cassie tot wie Stein ist. Sie starb im Gateway Motel, und ich bin schuld. Nicht die Modezeitschriften oder das Internet oder die fiesen Lästermädchen im Umkleideraum oder die hormon-geschädigten Jungs auf dem Pausenhof. Nicht die Erfinder von Kleidergröße 0 und 00. Nicht mal ihre Eltern. Ich bin nicht ans Telefon gegangen. In der Silvesternacht leisten die beiden Freundinnen Lia und Cassie einen heiligen Schwur: Sie wollen alles dafür tun, die dünnsten Mädchen der Schule zu sein. Nun ist Cassie tot und für Lia bricht eine Welt zusammen. Doch die Stimmen in ihrem Kopf werden immer lauter. Sie befehlen ihr zu hungern und Lia gehorcht - in ihrem einsamen Kampf gegen sich selbst, ihre Eltern und ihre tote Freundin, die in der Welt der Wintermädchen auf sie wartet. »Das schaurig literarische Spiegelbild einer kranken Seele.« Bulletin fu?r Jugend & Literatur?

Wer dem Gl ck hinterherrennt l uft daran vorbei

Author: Russ Harris
Publisher: Kösel-Verlag
ISBN: 3641038227
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Ausstieg aus der Glücksfalle: Besser leben als dem Glück nachjagen Kann das sein? Dass unsere Vorstellungen über das Glück uns unglücklich machen? Dieses spannende Umdenkbuch beruht auf einem bahnbrechenden Ansatz in der Psychologie: der Akzeptanz- und Commitment-Therapie (ACT). Die in kürzester Zeit erlernbaren Techniken haben ihre Wirksamkeit in vielen wissenschaftlichen Studien bewiesen. Die Folge: Sorgen und Stress müssen nicht mehr angestrengt bekämpft werden. Selbst wenn uns Schwierigkeiten begegnen, können wir ein tief erfülltes Leben führen. "Das Buch liegt bei mir am Nachttisch und ich befolge fleißig die Übungsanleitungen. Es ist klug, zugleich leichtfüßig und amüsant und bestimmt eine große Hilfe für viele Menschen. Ach was – für alle eigentlich." Konstantin Wecker

Ziemlich gute Gr nde am Leben zu bleiben

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423429135
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Authentisch und anrührend Ein Buch, das es eigentlich gar nicht geben dürfte. Denn mit 24 Jahren wird Matt Haig von einer lebensbedrohlichen Krankheit überfallen, von der er bis dahin kaum etwas wusste: einer Depression. Es geschieht auf eine physisch dramatische Art und Weise, die ihn buchstäblich an den Abgrund bringt. Dieses Buch beschreibt, wie er allmählich die zerstörerische Krankheit besiegt und ins Leben zurückfindet. Eine bewegende, witzige und mitreißende Hymne an das Leben und das Menschsein – ebenso unterhaltsam wie berührend.

Ess St rungen f r Dummies

Author: Susan Schulherr
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9783527704965
Format: PDF, ePub
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Leiden Sie oder jemand, den Sie mögen unter einer Essstörung? Dieses Buch öffnet Betroffenen die Einsicht in die Ursachen ihrer Essstörung und hilft Eltern und Freunden, Bulimie, Anorexie, Adipositas, Binge Eating und nächtliche Essanfälle zu verstehen. Die Autorin begegnet den Ängsten und Sorgen von Betroffenen und Angehörigen mit hilfreichen Tipps. Sie erläutert die besten Möglichkeiten zur Behandlung und gibt Tipps, wie man Essverhalten und sportliche Betätigung in Einklang bringen kann. Checklisten und Beispiele für ein Esstagebuch zeigen, wie auch kleine Fortschritte große Wirkung haben können. Susan Schulherr ist Psychotherapeutin.