I secretly battled a brutal eating disorder for most of my 20s, 30s, and even into my mid 40s and have only been free since May 9, 2013. Yup. It's pretty recent. The shame is mostly gone, so I can finally begin helping others (I firmly believe that our biggest MESS is our biggest MESSage.) So, embarking on a journey of coaching others to overcome their eating disorders and other addictions makes me do a happy dance!
Are you ready to break up with your bulimia, for real? Has your long love affair with the binge/purge cycle finally run its course, but breaking up with it has been impossible? Even scary? Through my latest book, Rather than Rehab, I'll walk you through a series of strategies to help you quit.
My dream is to help as many people as possible escape their private prisons and embrace freedom with food and their bodies. I hope you'll be one of them.
When I'm not creating, you can find me hiking the trails near our homes in Vancouver and Phoenix or completing higher altitude treks abroad. Supporting NGOs that advance prosperity and healing in the developing countries I explore, makes the adventures extra special!
Writing is also a passion. I've had the pleasure of publishing two kids books ("Bumbles...saves Naipoki!" and "Bumbles...finds her way home!") and am a three-time bestselling adult non-fiction author ("The Soul of Success" with Jack Canfield and my own books, "Safe Souls: Transforming Relationships Through the Power of Kind, Clean & Clear Communication" and "Rather than Rehab: Quit Bulimia & Upgrade Your Life.")
I also love yoga, reading, skiing, motor-biking, contemporary architecture, horses, and snuggling with my husband and two rescue dogs, Milo and Tessa.
I believe that addicts are not bad people. We are not people with no resolve, no will-power, and no character. We are simply highly sensitive people trying to survive. And our addictions helped us ... until they didn't. Then we sought a better way.
My guess is that you are a wildly intelligent, successful, courageous person. You have huge dreams and amazing aspirations. I've always said, "I've never met an addict I couldn't relate to and admire." We are people who don't flat-line life. We are explorers. We are risk takers. Yes, sometimes those risks have led to chaos. But it's in the recovery journey where we find peace and meet our souls.
You are in an awesome place of discovery as you dive into REALLY living. Living without your band-aid of bulimia and other addictions.