January 27, 2012 by Deanna James, LPC, CEDS in Announcements, Castlewood In the News, Recommended Websites Jenni Schaefer suffered from an eating disorder for most of her adolescence and early adulthood. She now dedicates herself to speaking internationally about recovery from Eating Disorders and how to really live a life in full recovery. Jenni has changed the face of advocacy for Eating Disorders, as well as redefined the recovery process and for that we at Castlewood, salute her. In her most recent book, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life (McGraw-Hill), Jenni helps illuminate the process of moving from just being in recovery to living a full and balanced life. This book builds on the foundation of her breakthrough best-seller, Life WithoutEd: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too.
Jenni speaks about her former relationship with her eating disorder in an article in the Huffington Post. She shares about recent speaking engagements as well as her singing and songwriting career. In this article she shares a great vision the future of our society. " What would happen if we stopped being so preoccupied with whether or not our thighs touched at the top and obsessed about life instead? We could spend more quality time with our families. Or we could change careers, go speed dating, and even take trapeze lessons. We could experience more joy."
Jenni also keeps a beautiful blog dedicated to stories of hope and inspiration for anyone suffering with an Eating Disorder. For more information on Jenni, her speaking engagements, and her writing, please visit her website.