WHAT WORKS FOR YOU?
January 1, 1970Dear friends,
How are you?
Let me re-phrase that. How are you most you?
I really want to know the answer because I believe it is central to the process of recovery. And I am asking you because I’d love to include your stories in a new book I’m developing to benefit the Academy for Eating Disorders’ efforts to prevent eating disorders.
So many books about ED focus on the suffering. But for those trapped in the spiral of suffering, it’s recovery that holds the mystery. So my aim this time around is to help de-mystify the process of recovery by presenting current perspectives from individuals at the different stages of the process. I hope the resulting book will offer tangible information and inspire hope.
Here’s what we need to know:
1. Where are you in your recovery process, and
2. What helps you feel most engaged and alive, day to day? That can include leisure activities, relationships, insights, observations, beloved places, practices, meaningful work, spiritual or philosophical beliefs – you name it.
3. Would you like me to attribute the letter to your actual first name, or to a pseudonym?
4. How can we reach you if we have follow up questions?
If you would like to contribute to this project, please send your letter of recovery before September 1, 2008, to gainingthetruth(at)gmail.com [Note that (at) means @ -- I’m trying to avoid auto-spammers!] Also, this book will consist primarily of letters, not interviews, so feel free to write as fulsomely as you wish.
We should be able to let you know in a few months if your letter will be published.
Your story will be helping not only the readers of this new book but also the many patients and families who rely on the research, information, and education that the Academy for Eating Disorders supports. For more about the AED, please visit www.aedweb.org
Thanks so much for your life, your wisdom, and your words.
Gaining: The Truth About Life After Eating Disorders