Tag Archives: diary

Journaling your way to self-renewal

The Pages Beckoned: Write! Jenni Schaefer lights up my world with her love of writing, and passion for helping others to embrace a full life. Using Writing as a Therapy for Eating Disorders _ The Diary Healer contains many pearls of wisdom from Jenni and other diarists who have used their pen to help gain freedom […]

Binge eat? A self-help guide for sufferers and carers

If you binge eat or have bulimia, this new book will help you map your way to freedom: AED Forum Newsletter, Book Review Corner Peter Doyle, AED Book Reviewer Getting Better Bite by Bite: A Survival Kit for Sufferers of Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating Disorders (Second Edition) by Ulrike Schmidt, Janet Treasure, and June Alexander (Routledge, […]

Living: carers and caring, friends and sharing

Magical Day Out: maneuvered various modes of transport & arrived at national carer conference on time for diary workshop … Carers (the mums and dads, and nurses) were totally inspiring and time literally flew. I feel humbled and honored to opportunity to share with them and to hear their stories of courage. From one big […]

Taking Care of Your Self – ‘This Is Your Story’ Workshop

Caring for your self is a vital part of helping a child, patient or partner recover from an eating disorder. In fact, science tells us that self-care is imperative for supporting carers in their efforts to cope with caregiving and help with their loved one’s recovery**. The diary is an excellent tool to help you […]

Finding support in an online family and community – share your story

Have you found online support helpful in coping with the challenges of diagnosing, treating and recovering from an eating disorder? Either for yourself, or someone you care for? If so, I would love to hear from you. The second half of my upcoming book, Using Writing as a Resource to Treat Eating Disorders: The Diary Healer, explores […]

A call to poets – for poems about eating disorders

Firstly, a heart-felt thank you to the many people responding to the call for diary and journal writers with experience of an eating disorder. Your enthusiasm is amazing and already, wonderful contributions for Using Writing as a Resource to Treat Eating Disorders: The Diary Healer are landing cheerily in my Inbox. This post contains a special message […]

Calling diary and journal writers with experience of an eating disorder

Hop on board a new literary adventure by sharing excerpts of your diary writing in a book to be called  The Diary Healer. In this book I am setting out to demonstrate how writing a diary or journal can help us understand, inspire, heal and liberate our self and at the same time provide a tool to educate others […]

Meet my friend, the diary

When I was 13 years old, I physically attacked a city cousin who was twice as big as me. I was outdoors, helping on the farm, when another cousin disclosed rather flippantly that her brother was reading the diary that I kept under my pillow. I raced to the farmhouse, knocked my intruder cousin to […]

Diary writing – a tool for healing and self-renewal

The Christmas gift of a small, pale green, soft-covered, day-to-a-page diary was the best thing that happened to me in 1962. Early that year I had developed Anorexia Nervosa. I developed Anorexia at age 11, at a time when mental illness was an embarrassment and family-based therapy and multi-family based therapy were unheard of. The […]