Do You Want a Better Relationship With Food?
Are you ready to break up with bulimia and related addictions, for real?
Has your long love affair with the addiction cycle finally run its course, but quitting has been impossible?
Or do you simply not know where to turn?
Rather than Rehab can help.
The book takes you through the science behind your addiction (no, you're not just a weak willed person with no resolve!), offers a series of strategies that will help you release the food, and then suggests a myriad of ideas so you can create a life you love living. (Hint: when we are healthy and love our life, we no longer need the maladjusted food behaviors.)
If an accountability partner via private, one-on-one coaching would speed up your process to finally kissing bulimia lovingly goodbye, I might your gal!
How am I qualified to help? Seven years ago, against all odds, I quit bulimia.
For decades, I secretly battled a brutal eating disorder. In fact, most of my 20s, 30s, and into my mid 40s were wrought with one food disaster after another.
I've been clean since May 9, 2013, so freedom is a pretty recent phenomenon. But the shame is gone, so I can finally go public and help others heal from eating disorders and related addictions.
In order to effectively assist, over and above my own experience, I earned a certification in Transformational Addiction Recovery Coaching through Being True To You in 2015 and have never looked back. Helping others heal their relationship with food and their bodies is my passion and purpose.
Who Am I?
I'm simply a sensitive soul who has finally broken free from the addiction cycle. Now, life is full of creative endeavors, service, coaching, hiking the trails near our homes in Vancouver and Phoenix, and completing higher altitude treks abroad.
Writing is also a passion. Well, maybe not a passion, but a vehicle this ambivert uses to get my inherently shy brain's ideas on paper. Miraculously, I've had the pleasure of publishing two kids books ("Bumbles...saves Naipoki!" and "Bumbles...finds her way home!") and three adult non-fiction books ("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 love quilting, Kundalini yoga, reading, skiing, motor-biking, contemporary architecture, horses, and snuggling with my husband and three rescue dogs, Milo, Tessa, and Lulu.
Oh, and of course, Netflix. ;)
Can You Relate to My Philosophy?
I believe that those struggling with addiction 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. You don't flat-line life. You are an explorer. You are a risk taker.
Yes, sometimes those risks have led to chaos. But it's through the recovery journey that you will eventually find peace and meet your true self.
It may not feel like it, but you are in the perfect place of discovery as you dive into REALLY living ... living without your band-aid of bulimia and other addictions.
Freedom is your birthright.
I have less than zero judgment around what you have or have not done with food.
My heart is with you.
I understand the daily struggle.
I know what it's like to wake up every ... single ... day saying, "This is the day I will not do it!" Only to fall on your face at breakfast.
But recovery IS possible, and I'm here to help you get there.