Why Smart People Hurt

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Make Your Gifted Life Meaningful

Overcome your unique challenges. The challenges smart and creative people encounter—from scientific researchers and genius award winners to bestselling novelists, Broadway actors, high-powered attorneys, and academics—often include anxiety, overthinking, mania, sadness, and despair. In Why Smart People Hurt, natural psychology specialist and creativity coach Dr. Eric Maisel draws on his many years of work with the best and the brightest to pinpoint these often devastating challenges and offer solutions based on the groundbreaking principles and practices of natural psychology.

Find meaningful success. Do you understand what meaning is, what it isn’t, and how to create it? Do you know how to organize your day around meaning investments and meaning opportunities? Are you still searching for meaning after all these years? Many smart people struggle with reaching for or maintaining success because, after all of the work they put into attaining it, it still seems meaningless. In Why Smart people Hurt, Dr. Maisel will teach you how to stop searching for meaning and create it for yourself.

Learn from a truly thought-provoking personal growth book. In Why Smart People Hurt, you will find:

  • Evidence that you are not alone in your struggles with living in a world that wasn't built for you or your intelligence
  • Logic- and creativity-based strategies to cope with having a brain that goes into overdrive at the drop of a hat
  • Questions that will help you create your own personal roadmap to a calm and meaningful life

Readers of true, natural self-help books for gifted people struggling with life, anxiety, and depression, like Living With IntensityMisdiagnosis and Dual Diagnoses of Gifted Children and Adults, and Your Rainforest Mind, will learn how to create meaning in their lives with Why Smart People Hurt by Dr. Eric Maisel.

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Chronic Resilience

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Practical Life Advice for Those Living with Chronic Conditions

From stress management relaxation techniques to guidance on living with chronic disease, take control of your health and wellness with helpful life tips, true stories, and insightful journaling prompts from someone who’s been there.

Chronic disease and pain doesn’t need to leave you stressed and depressed. Chronic illnesses come with unique types of stress. In Chronic Resilience, certified life coach and speaker Danea Horn, who suffers from chronic kidney disease, infertility, and other demanding health challenges due to a birth disorder called VACTERL Association, offers techniques and tools to help you rebound from the pressures of having a body that's doing things you wish you could control.

Chronic Resilience provides a complete self-help blueprint for managing the difficulties chronic illness presents. Each chapter contains highlights of interviews with women dealing with chronic conditions ranging from cancer to organ transplant, Crohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), MS, Cushing's disease, diabetes, and others. Plus, find helpful life advice on how to:

  • Stop pushing yourself so hard
  • Use research to empower—not frighten—yourself
  • Let yourself be pissed
  • Train your troops in how to care for you
  • Cultivate focus and flexibility
  • Find things to be grateful for
  • Focus on what you can do, not what you can't

Readers who have tried out the healing guidance in books like Back in ControlDancing with Elephants, and Dean Ornish and Anne Ornish’s Undo It! will appreciate the honest, real advice on how to thrive alongside your chronic illness in Chronic Resilience.

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Migraine: Identify Your Triggers, Break Your Dependence on Medication, Take Back Your Life

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Migraine disease affects over 30 million people in the U.S. alone. Murray, a nurse and former college professor, shows readers how to develop their own wellness plan and regain control of their lives.
Migraine explains how to:
- Identify headache types and triggers
- Break the cycle of medication dependence
- Create a selfcare plan that combines eastern therapies (yoga, meditation, biofeedback, and reflexology) with conventional western medical approaches (physical therapy, chiropractic) to reduce the frequency and severity of migraine attacks and achieve wellness
Murray explains the cause of the disease, where it comes from, and the difference between primary and secondary headache types, along with the impact of injuries and diseases which may occur alongside migraine disease. She looks closely at both Eastern and Western medicine to help readers understand their unique headache patterns and minimize, or abort, migraine attacks. Tables and charts provide ataglance reference points.
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It's All in Your Dreams

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Use Your Dreams to Change Your Life

What are our dreams trying to tell us? What can they teach us? With the help of dream analyst and media personality Kelly Sullivan Walden, you can learn how to remember and use your dreams to craft the waking life you desire.

Explore the larger story of your life. Dreams are a magical realm we can enter into every night. They hold within them stories and experiences that can change us and reveal to us truths about ourselves. When we enter into the dream space, anything is possible—we can learn a topic of fascination, study at the feet of a master, converse with a departed loved one, or find an answer to a perplexing question. Dream analysis opens the door for an opportunity to dive deeper into ourselves and tap into a source for both healing and growth.

Learn about the 5-Step Process. As a certified clinical hypnotherapist and dream analyst, author Kelly Sullivan Walden shares with readers her expertise on the topic of dreams and explains how to effectively use your dreams to change your life. Her five-step process (Declaration, Remembrance, Embodiment, Activation, Mastermind) offers a detailed guide for dream interpretation and will teach readers how to become fluent in the language of dreams. If you’ve ever asked, "what do dreams mean?" or "what is my dream trying to tell me?", by the end of this book you’ll have all you need to answer those questions. Dive into this book by dream expert Kelly Sullivan Walden and learn how to:

  • Decipher dream meanings
  • Implement Walden’s 5-step process to master your dreams
  • Use your dreams to make your life better

Readers of books such as The Dream Interpretation HandbookA Little Bit of DreamsWay of the Peaceful Warrior, or Why We Sleep will enjoy Kelly Sullivan Walden's It’s All in Your Dreams.

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Voices of the Food Revolution

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The Saving Power of the Plant-Based Diet

"If optimal health ranks high on your life's priority list, then Voices of the Food Revolution may be one of the most important books you will ever read." ―Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life Visioning

#1 Bestseller in Sustainable Agriculture

From the over-one-million-copies-sold author who made popular the connections between diet, physical health, animal cruelty, and environmentalism.

A revolution in food-politics. When John Robbins released an early version of this book in 1987, he took the first steps in launching the food revolution. His viewpoint and insight on the harms of America’s eating habits was a wake-up call for many.

Making conscious food choices. It is obvious to us that what we eat affects our own bodies, but what we may not realize is that what we eat also affects our world. In fact, most of the foods that are bad for us (think: genetically modified products) also negatively impact our environment. By approaching our eating habits with intentionality, we benefit our own health and that of the world we live in.

The value of a plant-based diet. Robbins’ arguments for a plant-based diet are compelling and backed by over 20 years of work focused on the subject of conscious eating. Through exposing the dangers in our factory farming system, Robbins makes a definitive case for solely plant-based eating. This timely read on healthy eating will enlighten those curious about plant-based diets and fortify the mindsets of the already converted.

Inside find:

  • The negative effects your current eating habits could be having on you
  • A powerful case for plant-based eating
  • Wisdom from one of the most frequently cited books of the food-politics revolution

If books such as We are the WeatherHow Not to Die31-Day Food Revolution, or Fast Food Genocide have interested you, then The Food Revolution is the next book for you!

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Trust Your Gut

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Drug-free, Natural Remedies for Digestive Problems

Take control of your gut health with natural remedies for GERD or IBS pain. Inside, two leading doctors in integrative medicine offer a personalized plan to restore gut harmony.

Listen to your gut. Of the main human body systems, our digestive system is our center. In ancient wisdom and modern idioms, we praise intestinal fortitude, and when we have an intuitive hunch, we attribute it to our gut feeling. If you’ve been diagnosed with a gastrointestinal disease or exhibit symptoms like chronic bad breath, gastritis, nausea, bloating, gas, cramping, constipation, or even incontinence—your gut is trying to tell you something.

Stomach pain relief without drugs. Work towards lasting, natural pain relief with renowned mind-body specialists, Gregory Plotnikoff, MD and Mark Weisberg, PhD. Based off years of clinical research, their revolutionary CORE program offers a comprehensive, drug-free approach to healing. Inside learn how to reclaim your life by making simple changes in your diet and sleep and:

  • Reduce pain and other gut symptoms naturally
  • Promote a healthy digestion process without drugs
  • Rewire your brain-gut connection
  • Recognize and manage the five forms of stress that lead to digestive disorders

If you benefited from books such as The Mind-Gut ConnectionGut; or Heal Your Body, Cure Your Mind; then you’ll want to read Trust Your Gut.

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My Life Pages

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Companion Guide to Janet Connor’s Lotus and The Lily

In a profound yet simple 30-day program, Conner guides you in soul writing, creating the personal receptive conditions that nourish a bountiful life.

From the bestselling author of Writing Down Your Soul, comes My Life Pages, the companion guide to her Lotus and the Lily. In Lotus and the Lily, Janet offers a 30-day program for finding your true creativity, breakthrough thinking, and divine guidance. She continues her unique method of deep soul writing by showing you how to exit your conscious mind, get in touch with your authentic self, and activate your voice of wisdom within.

The introspective parallel teachings of Buddha and Jesus. Conner uses a skilled yet simple program to shed a radical new light on how to:

  • Awaken your inner shaman
  • Discover the power of naming your past and your future
  • Experience the generative power of your own voice

My Life Pages is your guide to reflect with. My Life Pages is the friend you need who listens to your progress during your spiritual journey and helps you realize the insight and wisdom you have within.

If you enjoyed books like Burn After WritingGood Days Start With Gratitude or Zen as F*ck, then you’ll love My Life Pages.

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Random Acts of Kindness Then & Now

Nearly twenty years ago, Conari Press published Random Acts of Kindness, and launched a simple movement--of people being kind to one another in their daily lives.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Random Acts of Kindness, the editors of Conari Press have compiled Random Acts of Kindness Then and Now, which includes the original book along with new material sourced from Facebook, Twitter, and various other social networks. It combines the best of 21st century crowdsourced wisdom with the best of 20th century social activism.

The inspiration for the kindness movement, Random Acts of Kindness is an antidote for a weary world. Its true stories, thoughtful quotations, and suggestions for generosity inspire readers to live more compassionately in this beautiful new edition.

This is the ideal gift book for all occasions/ an inspirational gift that inspires readers of all ages. It not only restores reader's faith in humanity, but encourages them to pass that faith along to their friends and neighbors.

The original Random Acts of Kindness was name a Best Bet for Educators in 2000 by USA Today.

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End Your Menopause Misery

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A Complete Self-Care Plan Designed with You in Mind

“A fabulously elegant and timely guide to transforming menopause into a woman's ‘second spring.’” ―Ann Louise Gittleman, Ph.D., C.N.S., author of the New York Times bestseller Before the Change

Learn to find relief from the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause within this personal guidebook that addresses the most intimate aspects of a women’s health.

Millions of women struggle with symptoms of menopause. It’s a stage in life that isn’t always easy. End Your Menopause Misery offers a personal menopause plan that addresses questions you have. An information-packed guidebook offering both the latest medical statistics and self-care advice. Choose what works for you and incorporate these routines into your daily life for a better you.

A quick and practical approach to menopause. End Your Menopause Misery is a quick and practical approach that can give you relief from menopause symptoms in just 10 days. Inside, psychologist and nurse, Stephanie Bender, and medical journalist Treacy Colbert offer women simple, straight-forward advice about their health.

With this plan discover how to:

  • Reduce and eliminate hot flashes
  • Rekindle your sex drive
  • Increase your energy with exercise

If you benefited from women’s health guides such as Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom, The Hormone Cure, or The Vagina Bible, then you’ll love End Your Menopause Misery.

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Everyday Energy Boosters

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An All-Natural, Holistic Approach to Energy Boosting

Say no to another cup of coffee and YES to these wellness tips from authors and health gurus Sondra Kornblatt and Susannah Seton. Whether you’re looking for a midday pick-me-up or an extra boost first thing in the morning, their tips can help.

The alternative to caffeine. Coffee and energy drinks are not your only options when it comes to boosting your energy—and they’re certainly not your healthiest options. This book contains all the information you need to stay energized all day long, without relying on caffeine. Authors Kornblatt and Seton have researched and compiled 365 quick and easy tips and tricks that anyone can use to find and sustain the energy they need to get through the day.

Embrace a new kind of life. Not only do these health tips serve as energy boosters, but they can also help you create a calmer, more positive life. By helping you track your natural energy cycles, get organized, and sleep better, this book promises to change your life in a big way. When you’re feeling depleted and tired, you’re not your best healthy and happy self. In adopting these habits, you bring yourself one step closer to creating the life you want and deserve.

Here’s a look at some of the pick-me-ups and tips they offer:

  • Juices, nuts and seeds to keep you energized all day
  • Deep breathing techniques
  • Tips for getting more sleep, and more!

Readers of books like Your Simplest LifeA Year of Positive ThinkingBetter than Before, or Keep Going will love Everyday Energy Boosters.

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How Come They're Happy and I'm Not?

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A Science-Based, Whole-Body Approach to Feeling Good

#1 Bestseller in Holistic Alternative Medicine

Healing depression without medication. Millions of people suffer debilitating depression. For many people who suffer from depression and anxiety, prescription drugs have either not been effective or have produced intolerable side effects. Now, New York naturopathic doctor and acupuncturist Peter Bongiorno offers a proven drug-free approach for healing depression in this self-help book.

The mind is part of the body. In his depression book How Come They're Happy and I'm Not? Dr. Bongiorno explains that depression and chronic low moods often have roots in physical ailments: inflammation, digestive problems, poor nutrient absorption, disease. Depression can also be brought on by spiritual concerns, life events, or simply insufficient resources in dealing with day-to-day stress.

You need a happiness plan that's made for you—all of you. Bongiorno's integrative, natural approach to psychology and healing, which he has used successfully with his own patients, features a personalized approach that includes:

  • Working with your doctor to help identify underlying causes of depression with blood tests and recommendations for dietary changes
  • Botanical medicines, yoga, massage, and acupuncture points
  • A treatment plan based on your particular symptoms and circumstances

Readers of depression self-help and happiness books like The Upward SpiralThe Depression CureReasons to Stay Alive, or Habits of a Happy Brain will find life-changing guidance in How Come They’re Happy and I’m Not?

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Lotus and the Lily

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A How-To Guide to Accessing Your True Self and Living Abundantly

A book based on the teachings of Jesus and Buddha. Learn how to create an abundant life by focusing your attention on your connection with the vibrant presence of the divine within.

From the bestselling author of Writing Down Your Soul. Lotus and the Lily offers a new 30-day program for accessing your true creativity, breakthrough thinking, and divine guidance. Janet Conner continues her unique method of deep soul writing by showing readers how to exit their conscious minds, get in touch with their authentic selves, and activate the voice of wisdom within.

For those seeking the riches that lie beyond the popular explanation of the Law of Attraction, Lotus and the Lily cracks the abundance code by linking the wisdom of the inner voice with the surprising parallel teachings of Jesus and Buddha. In a profound yet simple program, Conner sheds radical new light on how to:

  • Awaken your inner shaman
  • Discover the power of naming your past and your future
  • Experience the generative power of your own voice

Each day is reflective of you. Lotus and the Lily is a book with an array of prompts for reading, reflection, writing, exploring, and nourishing one's soul. Each week Janet Conner takes you through a program of rich exploration and redirects you from asking for things, to creating the receptive conditions that nourish a bountiful life.

If you learned from books like The Gifts of ImperfectionThe Untethered Soul, or The Power of Now, then you’ll want to read Lotus and the Lily.

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The Add Myth

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An Alternative Approach to Addressing ADD

Despite the millions of people taking medication for attention deficit disorders, there remains no objective method of diagnosis for ADHD. In The ADD Myth, Martha Burge proposes a different understanding and solution for those diagnosed.

ADD isn’t what we think it is. Author and ADHD coach Martha Burge introduces a different way of looking at the disorder often associated with boredom and impulsivity in young people. She argues that what is commonly understood as ADHD is actually five intense personality traits: sensual, psychomotor, intellectual, creative, and emotional. Once the supposed ADD symptoms are properly understood for what they are, people with these intense personality traits can develop them into gifts.

Finding an alternative solution. After having two sons diagnosed with ADHD, and witnessing their serious reaction to drug treatments, Martha began a search for a different approach and a more natural treatment for ADHD. By looking at all personalities as part of the neurodiversity spectrum, she shows us how we can see where those with “intense” personality traits fit on the spectrum. Once we understand that, we are better able to help people embrace their traits and develop one’s intense nature rather than try to stifle it.

This book will change the way you look at ADD for the better—open it up and learn more about:

  • The five intense personality traits and how they apply to individuals diagnosed with ADHD
  • Why the medical profession should seek alternative explanations for ADHD
  • Stories, practical steps, and daily practices for developing one's intense nature with the least amount of suffering

Readers of books such as Driven to DistractionHealing ADDDelivered from Distraction, or ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments and Skills for Children and Teens will enjoy The ADD Myth.

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Communication Miracles for Couples

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Restore Your Relationship, Enhance Your Marriage

New York Times Bestseller
#1 Bestseller in Marriage & Family, Family Relationships, and Divorce

Cultivate effective communication and a lasting relationship. Communication Miracles for Couples by psychotherapist, popular professional speaker, and bestselling author Jonathan Robinson has helped hundreds of thousands of couples repair their relationships and their marriages. Continuously in print since 1997, Communication Miracles for Couples has sold over 100,000 copies. Whether you are looking to enhance your relationship or want to resolve existing conflict, successful techniques taught by Jonathan Robinson can help you develop effective communication and a lasting relationship with a spouse or partner.

Honeymoon gift, anniversary gift, or just a gift for him or her. Create lasting harmony and keep love alive with Jonathan Robinson's powerful and effective methods for relationship communication. He has reached over 250 million people around the world with his practical methods, and his work has been translated into 47 languages. Learn how to enhance your relationship by learning to communicate with less blame and more understanding.

Find a deeper happiness in your relationship:

  • Feel totally loved
  • Never argue again
  • Have your partner really hear you
  • Repair broken trust

If you have read books such as 4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication in Love, Life, Work─AnywhereThe 5 Love LanguagesMindful Relationship HabitsCommunication in Marriage; or Couple Skills; you will love what Jonathan Robinson’s Communication Miracles for Couples does for your relationship.

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Safe Passage

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#1 Bestseller in Religion & Spirituality, Death & Grief − A Compassionate Companion for Those Facing Loss

Guiding you through the grieving process. The losses we face impact us in different ways, but there are certain steps that naturally take us through the grieving process and ultimately lead to healing. In this grief recovery handbook by Molly Fumia, we are gently guided through these steps by words of profound wisdom and insight. Her writing speaks both to those who don’t know how to begin processing a loss and to those who have long been suffering under the weight of grief.

Contemplative meditations. The grieving process is a slow one, but it is only by going through each of the steps that recovery is achieved. With this in mind, Fumia provides meditative reflections for readers to sit with and focus on. By encouraging us to take the necessary time to contemplate our feelings, Fumia opens a space for us to face our grief and equips us to handle what comes with that challenge.

Find healing and hope. Healing after loss can seem impossible, but Fumia assures us that there is hope to be found. As an expert on grief, as well as one who has personally experienced devastating loss, Fumia provides a deeply thoughtful roadmap for the difficult journey we face after profound losses in our lives. In leading us through the stages of grief, from near disbelief and denial to acceptance and growth, this meditation book provides a helping hand to all those lost in grief.

Pick up Molly Fumia’s Safe Passage and discover…

  • A reflective and thoughtful guide from an experienced and trusted author
  • Chapters relating to every stage of the grieving process
  • A source of healing and inspiration for those who feel recovery is not possible

Readers of books such as Healing After LossBearing the Unbearable, and Grief Day by Day will find great comfort in Safe Passage: Words to Help the Grieving.

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Getting Unstuck

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Change the Direction of Your Mind and Uncover Your True Potential

A spiritual self-help guide teaching you the 12 principles that will transform your way of thinking and lead you towards living a better life.

In Getting Unstuck, bestselling recovery writer Karen Casey invites you to work through the 12 principles in her Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow and to dig deep into your patterns of behavior, to determine where you’ve gotten stuck in your life. Learn where the boundaries should be drawn between yourself and others and to:

  • Stop holding others emotional hostage
  • Avoid turning caring into control
  • Let loved ones find their own higher power
  • Find their own free and peaceful life

A simple 12 step guide with an inspirational outcome. Presented in a workbook format, readers write down and explore their answers to specific questions both to discern what's causing them unhappiness or stress and to develop strategies for getting unstuck.

Deepen and broaden your understanding of the peace that comes from being responsible for yourself and letting others do the same. Casey's characteristic gentle prodding and profound insight helps you discover your wisdom and inner strength.

If you enjoyed books that helped you discover your self like Drop the RockCodependent No More, or You Are a Badass, then you’ll love Getting Unstuck.

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No Happy Cows

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No Cow Left Behind

From investigative journalist and bestselling author John Robbins comes a collection of essays on food politics, sustainability, and revolution.

Holy cow. With words like food additives, GMOs, and Big Food buzzing around, it’s getting harder to choose what to eat. And even the most well-informed eaters have a thing or two to learn about real food and the food system. Gathering and updating articles from his Huffington Post column, Robbins’s No Happy Cows features recent observations along with never before published material on today’s food revolution.

Moo-ve over, food corporations. You have to know food to eat food, but what happens when food companies leave some facts out? With commentaries on what we should and shouldn’t eat (and why), Robbins brings us to the frontlines of the food revolution. From his undercover investigations of feedlots and slaughterhouses, to the slave trade behind chocolate and coffee, he gives readers a look into the importance of working for a more compassionate and environmentally responsible world.

Inside read more about:

  • Greed and salmonella
  • Soy and Alzheimer's
  • And much more!

If you enjoyed books by Marion Nestle or reads like How Not to DieFeeding You Lies or The Way We Eat Now; then you’ll want to learn more by reading No Happy Cows.

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Stop Eating Your Heart Out

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You Don’t Need Food to Self-Soothe

According to experts, 75 percent of overeating is emotional eating. For readers wondering why they are eating so much, comes a 21-day path to recovery.

Don’t feed your feelings. We turn to food for comfort and rely on soul food to cope with everyday stress, anxiety, and everything in between. In Stop Eating Your Heart Out, professional clinical counselor Meryl Hershey Beck teaches us that contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to eat your heart out.

Control your cravings. Different types of eating disorders are marked by cycles of compulsive eating. Rather than focus on weight loss, Beck teaches us to recognize emotional eating and out of control comfort eating. With humorous anecdotes, learned wisdom, and informational insights she teaches readers to control cravings and live in recovery.

Compulsive eating is conquerable. Consider Stop Eating Your Heart Out to be brain food. Disclosing her very personal struggle with food and overcoming binge eating Beck doesn’t just use the Twelve-Step Recovery approach. She offers a multitude of effective self-help tools and assignments like:

  • Inner Child work
  • Creative visualizations and journaling
  • Energy psychology techniques

If you want to learn how to stop overeating, and enjoyed books like Never Binge AgainOvercoming Binge Eating, or When Food Is Comfort, then you’ll love Stop Eating Your Heart Out.

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