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Thoughts Are Like Clouds
I am here at Kalua Beach in Hawaii. And I’ve been sitting here, listening to the waves and watching the people and the dogs strolling down the beach. And watching the clouds as they float on by. I’ve also been watching my own inner...
An Invitation to the Recovery Party
An Invitation to the Recovery Party “When we lose our job, the soul throws a party.” - Carl Jung There are many ways to rephrase Jung’s quote (see also: “a blessing in disguise”) but I rather like his wording because it implies there’s a part of our self...
Disordered Eating Recovery Story
Dr. Anita Johnston, author of Eating in the Light of the Moon, uses this palindrome to show how to reverse the disordered eating and negative body image thoughts. Inspired by Jonathan Reed’s Lost Generation.
Eating Disorders – Understanding Your Inner Hungers
Anita Johnston, PhD, best selling author of Eating in the Light of the Moon talks about eating disorders and understanding your inner hungers, through using the metaphor of The Red Herring.
In Hawaii, the eel lives in a hole in the reef in the ocean. The lobster often makes its home at the mouth of this hole. This is a great arrangement for the eel - since it has a lobster at its doorstep with an antenna pointed outward, watching for predators. It’s a...
Wine, Roses & Eating Difficulties
On a trip to New Zealand, I was touring the wine country, and the tour guide pointed out the rose bushes planted at the ends of the rows of grape vines. My initial thought was, “What a lovely idea,” and I asked if they planted white roses for white wine grapes and red...
The Log Video
Dr. Anita Johnston uses the metaphor of a log in a river from her book Eating in the Light of the Moon to describe the recovery process from disordered eating.