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STARVING IN SEARCH OF ME

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Marissa LaRocca is a New York-based, award-winning writer, speaker and activist. She is passionate about helping adolescents and y... Lire la suite
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Marissa LaRocca is a New York-based, award-winning writer, speaker and activist. She is passionate about helping adolescents and young women embrace their individuality and overcome challenges related to emotional eating, self-acceptance, identity, sexuality, body image, and depression. She is on a mission to help others with her activism.

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FINDING THE COURAGE TO BE YOURSELF This intimate account of courage and the search for truth and meaning will have you rooting for Marissa LaRocca as she unravels the emotional layers of her own battle with food, body image, and sexuality. Readers of this _ercely self-aware memoir,_Starving in Search of Me, will relate to the coming-of-age story of a young woman confronting some of life's major questions while concealing an eating disorder along with pieces of her identity. Through her inspiring triumphs and revelations, activist author Marissa LaRocca invites us all to confront ourselves honestly, asking, What if, at the root of all 'disorders,' is the refusal to acknowledge or permit certain feelingsfeelings that, if witnessed, have the power to free their sufferers? To what extent are 'disorders' actually doorways to helping us understand the truth about our lives? "Starving In Search of Me_is a true companion piece for anyone who has ever struggled with food or themselves. Marissa dives deep into the emotional layers we all struggle with and offers readers a compassionate voice and the opportunity to simply be themselves." Lindsey Smith, author of_Eat Your Feelings "Now more than ever before, young people need courageous voices like Marissa's to guide and reassure them that what makes them different is what makes them beautiful. If you've ever struggled with an eating disorder, or another form of self-harm or addiction, this book will resonate and gracefully navigate you toward hope, meaning, and light. Marissa has accomplished something substantial hereshe's found a way to articulate in words the intangible depths of an experience that is hers, and all of ours." Kate "Fruit" Flowers "A thoughtful and enlightening meditation on identity and self-acceptance. A lesson in how to surrender." Aydian Dowling, LGBTQ Activist

Résumé

The True Confessions of an Eating Disorders Survivor

This confessional self-help guide explores the complex emotional truth of what it's like when food, weight, and body image take priority over every other human impulse or action. Activist author Marissa LaRocca's revelatory tale includes her struggle with her secrets, including sexuality, and how she emerged as an outspoken advocate for gay rights and women's health issues.

Anorexia and bulimia health crisis: Many young women and girls struggle with the body image issues that engender eating disorders with elaborate rituals around food, binging, purging, and hiding it all while trying to maintain a face of normalcy to the world. Anorexia and bulimia have become major national health crises with skyrocketing statistics indicating that between 3 and 5% of the population suffer anorexia nervosa alone. Sadly, many never attain the sense of being normal and deal with a lifetime of body image and self-esteem issues.

Coming of age story of a woman battling for self-esteem: This intimate account of courage and the search for truth and meaning will have you rooting for Marissa LaRocca as she unravels the emotional layers of her own battle with food, body image, and sexuality. Readers of this riveting memoir, Starving in Search of Me, will relate to the coming-of-age story of a young woman confronting some of life's major issues while living, for a time, in two closets: one to hide her eating disorder and one to hide her sexuality and very identity.

What You'll Learn Inside This Book:

  • Identify the root causes, symptoms, and triggers associated with an eating disorder
  • Acknowledge the "life issues" that are being masked by "food issues" or another addiction
  • Disempower compulsive behaviors like binging, purging, and obsessing about calories and exercise
  • Heal your relationship with food through healing your relationship with yourself
  • Escape the victim role, become empowered, and take responsibility for your own happiness
  • Connect with your life's purpose and authentic self, transforming your weaknesses into strengths
  • Free your mind through tuning in to the body and witnessing emotions
  • Improve your body image and self-esteem by aligning your lifestyle with your true values, desires, and what is realistic
  • Effectively communicate your needs with confidence
  • Establish guilt-free lifestyle boundaries to reduce anxiety and maximize vitality
  • Enhance peace of mind by developing a reliable support system
  • Eliminate the need to be perfect by practicing forgiveness and compassion toward yourself

Informations sur le produit

Titre: STARVING IN SEARCH OF ME
Sous-titre: A Coming-of-Age Story of Overcoming An Eating Disorder and Finding Self-Acceptance (LGBT, Eating Disorders, Anorexia Memoir, Bulimia Recovery, and for Readers of The Anorexia Recovery Skills Workbook)
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Code EAN: 9781633537125
ISBN: 978-1-63353-712-5
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Mango Media
Genre: Politique, société et économie
nombre de pages: 214
Poids: 228g
Taille: H129mm x B202mm x T19mm
Année: 2018