SHARE YOUR STORIES: Aimee presents Letters of Recovery for book to benefit the AED
January 1, 1970Happy Labor Day everyone!
I want to thank all of you who have sent your letters about recovery for the book I'm compiling to benefit the Academy for Eating Disorders. Your stories are remarkable and inspiring.
I also want to remind those of you who still would like to contribute, our deadline for submissions is Sept. 1.
A recap of our project:
This will be a collection of YOUR voices sharing your individual stories and wisdom. My goal is to trace the arc of recovery through your snapshots of life at the various stages of restoration and discovery that produce wellbeing. I'm working with a fabulous team of therapists with the AED who will help select the letters for publication and provide resources for
readers at the different stages of recovery. I'll add my two cents along the way, and all proceeds from the published book will benefit the work of the AED in researching the causes, cures, and effective prevention of eating disorders.
If you'd like to contribute, please send before next Tuesday:
- A letter describing your stage of recovery and especially what works for you right now to help you feel healthy. Don't worry about writing "right."
Just write from the heart. There's no target length or form, but bear in mind that we won't be able to publish letters longer than 3 or 4 pages.
- Let us know if we can identify you by your actual first name, or if you'd rather we use a pseudonym.
- Provide contact info, so we can find you if we have questions down the road.
We'll be selecting the letters over the next few weeks, and will let you know if your letter will be published. Since this is a benefit project, I'm
afraid no one will be paid (including me), but know that your words and wisdom will be of help both to our future readers and, through sales, to benefit the work of the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
Be well always,