This instructive and engaging guide provides the latest thinking, compassionate counsel, and step-by-step assistance to individuals who suffer from compulsive eating behaviors. With more than half a million copies sold, Fat is a Family Affair is recognized as the benchmark text on family dynamics and eating disorders. Newly updated with current research, perspectives, and stories, this instructive and engaging guide provides the latest thinking, compassionate counsel, and step-by-step assistance to individuals who suffer from compulsive eating behaviors--specifically overeating and undereating. Judi Hollis is eminently qualified to offer guidance on this topic, having counseled families for more than 30 years and pioneered the nation's first Twelve-Step eating disorders treatment program. Key features and benefitsover 500,000 copies of the first edition have been soldfeatures personal stories that validate readers' experiencesideal for overeaters, undereaters, and binge eaters as well as their loved onesAbout the author Judi Hollis, Ph.D.., is a licensed marriage and family counselor with special training in addiction and sexuality. She maintains a private practice in New York City and teaches on a number of faculties. Dr. Hollis, who is in recovery from an eating disorder, has been counseling addicted families since 1967 when she helped to establish New York City's Phoenix House programs. In 1975, Dr. Hollis founded the HOPE (Helping Overeaters through People and Education) Institute, the nation's first addiction-model eating disorders hospital unit.
The resources here will guide you along a pathway of self-assessment, discovery, and fulfillment. Judi Hollis helps readers understand the compulsive nature of eating disorders and its dramatic effect on the entire family. The step-by-step format and personal examples help readers explore their role in this complex disorder.
In this lively and fun book for Baby Boomers, a "New York Times" bestselling author and country music superstar reveals how to embrace the opportunities that come with age and make ones later years truly golden.
It’s no secret that the African American community is in crisis. From health disparities and political injustice to crime statistics and a variety of social ills, it is a community teetering on the edge. Through personal stories and essays, Family Affair addresses this imbalance, offering insight on issues and topics that the majority of African Americans only talk about in secret. The goal: to stimulate dialogue that supports reflection, healing, and understanding. Family Affair comprises five sections representing the key features that influence the African American identity: History, Politics, Behavior, Beliefs, and Self-evaluation. The book showcases a wide cross-section of contributors representing various elements of the black community. Each section features at least one religious leader and one institutional leader, as well as many celebrities from the worlds of music and broadcasting, along with ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
Four titles by best-selling author Melody Beattie. Codependent No More: How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself: Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness. Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time: You're learning to let go, to live your life free of the grip of someone else's problems. And yet you find you've just started on the long journey of recovery. Let Melody Beattie help you along your way. A guided tour past the pitfalls of recovery, Beyond Codependency is dedicated to those struggling to master the art of self-care. It is a book about what to do once the pain has stopped and you've begun to suspect that you have a life to live. It is about what happens next. Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations on Codependency: Melody Beattie integrates her own life experiences and fundamental recovery reflections in this unique daily meditation book written especially for those of us who struggle with the issue of codependency. Problems are made to be solved, Melody reminds us, and the best thing we can do is take responsibility for our own pain and self-care. In this daily inspirational book, Melody provides us with a thought to guide us through the day and she encourages us to remember that each day is an opportunity for growth and renewal. More Language of Letting Go: 366 New Daily Meditations: This new volume of meditations offers clients ongoing wisdom and guidance about relationship issues. An excellent enhancement to therapy, daily thoughts provide clients with ongoing insights into issues such as surrendering, the damaging effects of manipulation, and healthy communication. More Language of Letting Go shares unsentimental, direct help for clients recovering from chemical dependency, healing from relationships and family issues, and exploring personal growth.
In a crisis, it's easy to revert to old patterns. Caring for your well-being during the coronavirus pandemic includes maintaining healthy boundaries and saying no to unhealthy relationships. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. Is someone else's problem your problem? If, like so many others, you've lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else's, you may be codependent--and you may find yourself in this book--Codependent No More. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America's best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life. With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency--charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness. Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook and Playing It by Heart.
Daily positive thoughts offer insight and ideas for meeting the challenges of ongoing recovery from eating disorders. Find strength and renewal in recovery from eating disorders with the author of Food for Thought and explore your spiritual and personal development in recovery. The daily meditations found in Inner Harvest invite us to live more fully, encouraging us to continue living a life focused on healthy personal growth--not on food. The readings offer support for developing self-acceptance and the openness to build better relationships with others and our Higher Power.
The inspiring true story behind the weight-loss saga chronicled on NBC's blockbuster show, The Biggest Loser. There's no getting past it: the Morellis were a fat family. From cookie dough and pizza binges to extreme plastic surgeries, Ron, Becky, Mike and Max Morelli experienced the swinging pendulum of weight loss that so many Americans know all too well. But when Ron and Mike were accepted as contestants on The Biggest Loser, the Morellis' lives changed forever. Ron, at 430 pounds, and 18-year-old Mike, at 388 pounds, made it to the final four, losing a whopping 399 pounds combined. Fat Family/Fit Family also tells the story of wife Becky and youngest son, Max-the story not seen on TV, but relatable to scores of American families, the story of what happens when two foodaholics meet, fall in love, get married and raise (almost inevitably) foodaholic kids. Sharing the eye-opening perspective of each family member, Fat Family/Fit Family chronicles the Morellis' amazing journey in dropping over 700 pounds together, from the emotional and physical struggles of obesity to the triumph of their newfound healthy lifestyle. Obesity doesn't just happen in a vacuum-it starts in homes like the Morellis, and it can end there, too. Fat Family/Fit Family is an ultimately inspiring story about the healing power of family.