My Recovery: Inspiring Stories, Recovery Tips and Messages of Hope from Eating Disorder Survivors

Author: Julie Parker

Publisher: Momentum

ISBN: 1743340702

Category: Self-Help

Page: 308

View: 6766

"Is it really possible to recover from an eating disorder? I need to talk to someone who has beaten this and is happy. I want to know what someone else did to recover." If your life has been touched by an eating disorder and you have ever asked these questions, then My Recovery is for you. Clinical counsellor Julie Parker shares the inspirational and courageous stories of eighteen women and men who have survived anorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or an eating disorder not otherwise specified. Each survivor shares not only their eating disorder journey, but the tips, strategies and tools that helped them regain their life and true sense of self. Each holds the unwavering hope and belief that recovery was not only possible for them, but is for others too. Stories of the importance of professional help, self-care, doing loved activities, creativity, and separation of the eating disorder from the self are all shared. If you are considering buying this book and wondering if you will ever recover from an eating disorder, My Recovery will leave you with the resounding belief that you can, direct from the hearts, minds and experiences of those who once wondered the same thing. An inspirational and hopeful book, My Recovery is also relevant for carers, loved ones and eating disorder professionals. Proceeds of this book are being donated to The Butterfly Foundation to support those whose lives have been touched by eating disorders.

Guide Me in My Recovery

Prayers for Times of Joy and Times of Trial

Author: John Farrell

Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC

ISBN: 1936290472

Category: Self-Help

Page: 214

View: 8728

Original prayers for modern-day life challenges. Specifically designed for readers in twelve-step recovery practicing a program that includes prayer and meditation.

Reflections of My Recovery

Author: David McIntire

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440100381

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 48

View: 7960

This book is the insight to the recovery of an addict. At least through my own personal experiences. This is a story of sorts that will take you through a journey of my mind. It includes things I wish I would have said to my family to my own personal obstacles I had to overcome. If you are in recovery or know a close personal loved one that is, this book will mean all the world to you. Even if you are not in recovery my poems are my deepest most inner thoughts and are loved by everyone I have let read them. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I enjoyed writing it. Thank you for reading and have a blessed day.

Medicine Wheel of My Recovery

Author: Mickey Mongiovi

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 147729841X

Category: Religion

Page: 104

View: 4080

This book is not only for Native American Indians; it’s for all races, but in the Native American way. Nor is this book directed to any one particular recovering group. The disease of addiction is not a prejudice disease. neither is recovery. Everything we do in recovery should be for self, because everything we do effects our opinion of ourselves. The results of sobriety should be used to help others in recovery. The secret of success is consistency. That’s why in recovery they keep saying, “Keep coming back.” To sacrifice is to gain, in giving up the past for the future. Wisdom is not what you put yourself through but what life puts you through. Accepting recovery is accepting responsibility for one’s actions. This is why we must know where the ripples will go before we cast the stone into the pond. To do so, one must take a journey within the four directions, in order to find the balance of their spiritual inner and outer self. The results should be given away to help others in recovery so that we may keep what we have learned and earned, so that we will be able to have a deeper yes and a much stronger no, and realize that the message is in silence, the deepest answer is in patience, and a clear mind will precipitate patience. Three River, Ah-ho

My Walk, My Journey, My Recovery

Drugs and Alcohol

Author: Mama Cotton

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 1480933856

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 58

View: 1657

My Walk, My Journey, My Recovery by Mama Cotton We all have our own trials and tribulations that we must deal with in our lives. Even when you think you may have lost all hope, you need to still have hope and faith in God. Mama Cotton’s personal tale of drugs and alcohol was her calling to write a book, to share her testimony. When God brings you to it, He’ll bring you through it. Have faith in God because He causes all things to work together for you, good and bad.

366 Days of Recovery, My First Year in Recovery

A Guide for the Recovering Person

Author: Rozelle F. White

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434394530

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 388

View: 5522

I thank God for the ability to write from my heart,something I have never been able to do before. The death of my son,John,has definitely given me a whole different perspective about life and death.So many emotions I've had to deal with these last five years, so draining, mentally and physically. By publishing my poetry and messages from God, I call my "GodWinks" I'm sharing my heart with the world.This book is about my love for my son, my heartbreak from his death,my healing and what I have gained in my life because of the love from my son and God.My relationship with God is so wonderful and I give to him all the Praise and Glory to where I am today.God continues to direct my path, he has shown me that I still have my son but in a different way. I pray that "WORDS FROM GOD THROUGH A GRIVING MOTHER'S HEART" will show you that "time" and "God" will give your heart comfort,peace and joy once again in your life.

Motivating My Life Recovery

Never Fear, Never Hesitate, Never Quit

Author: Andre Souliere

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477110267

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 137

View: 2439

Andre Souliere grew up in Biddeford Maine in an old farm house that his grandfather had built. After High School Andre enlisted in the United States Air Force where he met his first wife and together they had two daughters along with a step-daughter. They were stationed at different assignments in the United States as well as in Germany. Andre has remarried to the love of his life and they have been blessed with a son, where they now live in Steep Falls Maine enjoying the country life and outdoor activities. Andre also feels blessed to have five grandchildren who are the joy of everyones life. Andre enjoys presenting motivational talks and keynotes on safety, life recovery and life success. After his divorce, Andre fell into deep depression and alcoholism. During these dark times, Andre lost the will to go deal with the pain. His book covers his survival from divorce, separation from his children, depression, alcoholism, and suicide, death of a family member and the murder of his first grandson. The book also covers his motivation to survive, his love of God and the love story that he developed with his wife Joyce. The story starts with his entering a rehabilitation center and covers the periods up until he re-marries. This book is meant to illustrate Andres rise from the darkness of hell to where he is today. Andre would like this book to be a motivational tool for everyone for their life journey and success.

My Daily Recovery Ritual

Author: Lucious Conway

Publisher: Lucious Conway

ISBN: 1484969472

Category: Self-Help

Page: 30

View: 7322

No matter what your unhealthy habit is, this book will help you recover and live your best life through daily wellness exercises that ensure your emotional grounding.


My recovery combines my memories of Dad's approach with Medicine Today


Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1434315363

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 152

View: 9284

A stroke because it is the blocking of blood flow to tissues within the brain can be life threatening , leave permanent damage, or require the patient to do daily battle with his own brain. The recovery of the stroke patient requires the specialist to treat , to understand and to involve the whole patient and not just the. physical damage and the cause. . Today , medicine concentrates on the physical damage and the cause as determined by the technology and the corrective treatment within each specialty Specialists lack the time to make patients part of the curing . My recovery from a stroke illustrates that the recovery was inadvertently set back and impeded .The failure to recognize my lack of knowledge about my medical problem and to devote the time necessary to make me fully understand the stroke damage left me feeling like medical garbage .Until a specialist took the time to explain the brain damage and its affect in language that I understood , I was my own worst enemy on the road to recovery An early period of medicine , fifty years ago , with more limited scientific knowledge , lacking technology and pharmaceuticals, had to focus on the whole patient , to motivate their recuperative natural will to recover .They understood the disease or injury but often knew the recovery was more dependent on the patient than the scientific advancements that did not exist. This book is the clinical history of the author , a stroke victim. The book by recounting his experiences on the road to partial recovery adds a unique additional insight , the author’s knowledge of medicine practiced by his dad fifty years earlier.

Celebrate Recovery Leaders GD Updated

Author: John Baker,Rick Warren

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310268338

Category: Religion

Page: 234

View: 9193

A Program for Implementing a Christ-Centered Recovery Ministry in Your Church Alcoholism - Divorce - Sexual Abuse - Codependency - Domestic Violence - Drug Addiction - Sexual Addiction - Food Addiction - Gambling Addiction and many more!There is a way the church can help the hurting move beyond their wounds to experience the healing and forgiveness of Christ. Since 1991, more than 200,000 people have participated in the Celebrate Recovery programs offered at more than 3,500 churches, prisons, and rescue missions. Drawn from the Beatitudes, Celebrate Recovery helps people resolve painful problems in the context of the church as a whole.“And then there's pastor John Baker, the founder of Celebrate Recovery… Big John and I shared something in common. We used to drink too much. And our hearts changed, and then we quit. That is a tried-and-true formula. The problem is government is not good at changing hearts. But people like John Baker have been good about it and successful doing that.” ---President George W. Bush on Celebrate Recovery and its founder, John Baker, at the Faith-Based and Community Initiatives Conference, March 3, 2004.

The Buddha and the Borderline

My Recovery from Borderline Personality Disorder through Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Buddhism, and

Author: Kiera Van Gelder

Publisher: New Harbinger Publications

ISBN: 1572248254

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 280

View: 8598

Kiera Van Gelder's first suicide attempt at the age of twelve marked the onset of her struggles with drug addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress, self-harm, and chaotic romantic relationships-all of which eventually led to doctors' belated diagnosis of borderline personality disorder twenty years later. The Buddha and the Borderline is a window into this mysterious and debilitating condition, an unblinking portrayal of one woman's fight against the emotional devastation of borderline personality disorder. This haunting, intimate memoir chronicles both the devastating period that led to Kiera's eventual diagnosis and her inspirational recovery through therapy, Buddhist spirituality, and a few online dates gone wrong. Kiera's story sheds light on the private struggle to transform suffering into compassion for herself and others, and is essential reading for all seeking to understand what it truly means to recover and reclaim the desire to live.

My Recovery

A Personal Plan for Healing

Author: Charles L. Whitfield

Publisher: HCI

ISBN: 9780757301209

Category: Self-Help

Page: 120

View: 2216

To get somewhere it is useful to know where you are going. This can be especially difficult for people struggling with issues of addiction, compulsion, physical or mental illness. In this simple yet effective three-part program, best-selling author Charles Whitfield helps readers chart their own treatment plan and find a way out of the often confusing vortex of recovery work. Through illustrative charts and graphics he shows readers how to write their own recovery plan, including how to identify core issues and how to integrate those issues into a personalized plan. Stage one helps readers identify the illness or condition that plagues them and explains how recovery truly is within reach of those who participate in a full recovery program. Stage two explains how healing requires the reader to consider their adult child of trauma issues, such as co-dependence. It describes the way out of the pain and confusion-learning self-awareness, self-acceptance, self-responsibility and self-reflection. Stage three addresses more keys to success including having a healthy and nourishing spirituality and learning to live in the present moment, no longer burdened by the past or fearing the future. My Recovery Plan is an empowering book; it will give readers hope and instill the knowledge that they can, indeed, recover.

Recovery Groups

A Guide to Creating, Leading, and Working With Groups For Addictions and Mental Health Conditions

Author: Linda Farris Kurtz DPA

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199362998

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 8674

This book focuses on community self-help and support groups specifically in the context of recovery movements in addiction and mental health care. The idea of groups of recovering people meeting together may seem like a simple one and not one requiring much effort and thought; however, as this book will show, this is not the case. In Recovery Groups: A Guide to Creating, Leading, and Working with Groups for Addictions and Mental Health Conditions Linda Kurtz breaks down the recovery movement for addictions and mental health care into three sections. In the first section recovery concepts are broken down into two fields: how they differ and how they come together. The second section focuses on methods of working with independent self-help groups and leadership in support groups. Kurtz touches on the study of helping mechanisms, social climate, group teachings, group structure, and how to use each of these to improve group performance. In the third section of the book, Kurtz examines social and community actions from members involved in Twelve-Step fellowships and consumer survivor organizations. The final section also details programs that provide employment, housing, and mutual support, explaining how to accomplish these goals without a large expense. This book will be useful to students, professional mental health and addiction workers, recovery coaches and peer support specialists, and group members and leaders who are interested in this topic.

Things My Sponsor Taught Me

Author: Paul H.

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing

ISBN: 9780894864445

Category: Self-Help

Page: 76

View: 7854

A sensible, effective, and practical recovery tool featuring the philosophy of Alcoholics Anonymous, quotes, slogans, and down-to-earth sponsor advice.

The Power of I Believe

A Book of Motivation, Encouragement, and Inspirational Throughts after a Stroke

Author: Robert Lee Fields

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1456736523

Category: Religion

Page: 116

View: 798

This book is based on my writings in the journals I kept over six years. I have always had a strong belief in God. These writings reflect my spiritual nature. I wrote this book because many people who have had a stroke do not find the motivation they need during recovery. Family members do not know what to do for them. I thought about my own self and how I was motivated during my recovery. These writings are from my journals that has helped me with my recovery.

Maintaining Recovery from Eating Disorders

Avoiding Relapse and Recovering Life

Author: Naomi Feigenbaum

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9780857002501

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

View: 395

After achieving a level of recovery from an eating disorder, it is vital to ensure the right practical and emotional supports are in place to maintain that recovery indefinitely. In this important book, Naomi Feigenbaum confronts the often neglected subject of how to take the essential steps towards a healthy and happy life after recovering from an eating disorder. This inspirational companion offers a wide range of healthy coping skills that are supported by expert advice from treatment professionals. Issues explored range from the practical aspects of recovery such as how to confront triggers and work with a treatment team, to the emotional hurdles that include accepting one’s body, coping with trauma and sustaining meaningful relationships. A number of real people in recovery are introduced, proving that every experience is unique and the key to maintaining a healthy life is finding a path that works for the individual. This guide will help to signpost that path and inspire those in recovery with the confidence to take responsibility for their choices and ultimately their lives. Written with the aim of helping those in recovery discover their own unique insights and passions and awaken a desire to enjoy life to the fullest, this positive and life-affirming book will be an invaluable aid for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder, their family, friends, and the healthcare professionals who work with them.

Being Brain Healthy

What My Recovery from Brain Injury Taught Me and How It Can Change Your Life

Author: Ruth Curran MS

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 1504354796

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 5098

The journey to wellness when coming back from a brain injury can be a long one. It is one that author Ruth Curran knows well. Faced with a myriad of challenges after her own brain injury, she decided to turn up the volume on the things that she loved and found ways to work through the discomfort and discouragement that can plague so many who are faced with this devastating diagnosis. Her own path one that took 18 months is one that she shares with readers in Being Brain Healthy. Being Brain Healthy is a book of hope not only for those who had a brain injury but also for anyone who wants to think better. Curran shares insights on healing with readers and has the unique ability to explain complex neuroscience in a way that makes sense to even those who are just taking their first steps on the road to recovery. Convinced that everyone can work their way out of what Curran refers to as the fog and can build better thinking skills, the author shares how she turned her entire life into a better experience. The goal of Being Brain Healthy is to combine the most cutting edge research with what works in practice and fits in daily life. Curran helps readers to understand how the brain and body work together and how that can be used to an advantage. Divided into sections, including Be Active, Be Engaged, Be Social, Be Purposeful and Be Complicated, readers will be able to see how the newest science, activities and exercises can help those with thinking challenges to make the most of every day. Included in the book are stories from those currently in recovery from brain challenges whose experiences are meant to inspire readers to take their own functionality to the next level.