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Jenni Schaefer

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May 25

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Jenni Schaefer is a bestselling author, singer/songwriter, and eating disorder and trauma advocate. Jenni has appeared on shows like “Today,” “Dr. Oz,” and “Dr. Phil,” as well as in publications ranging from Cosmopolitan to The New York Times. Her books include Life Without Ed; Goodbye Ed, Hello Me; and Almost Anorexic, a collaboration with Harvard Medical School. Currently, Jenni is at work on a book about fighting through PTSD. She is a National Recovery Advocate with Eating Recovery Center and its partner program Insight Behavioral Health Centers. Chair of NEDA's Ambassador Council, she lives in Austin, Texas, where she enjoys the outdoors.

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Jenni Schaefer Hi Sage - Thank you for joining the Facebook Live as well as our Life Without Ed® book group. I love having you a part of it. In the group, Heidi answ…moreHi Sage - Thank you for joining the Facebook Live as well as our Life Without Ed® book group. I love having you a part of it. In the group, Heidi answered a very similar question beautifully here in the "Help! I Need Encouragement ASAP" section. Link here: https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/... (Sept 14 post). So, you might look at that list! Also, to answer your question in my perspective, I ultimately learned that I had to reach out to someone NO MATTER WHAT! Often, I didn't feel like reaching out to someone. That is when I needed to reach out most. Ed will always discourage reaching out. Much of recovery is about feeling uncomfortable. We sit in discomfort in order to feel comfortable in the end. Hope this helps! Don't quit. All in all, my answer (albeit difficult to do) is: reach out anyway. You got this. (less)
Jenni Schaefer Thanks for asking, Katrin! It wasn't until I entered recovery that I even thought about writing a book. Prior to recovery, my perfectionism led me to …moreThanks for asking, Katrin! It wasn't until I entered recovery that I even thought about writing a book. Prior to recovery, my perfectionism led me to hate writing. (Writing isn't fun when it has to be perfect!) I actually dedicated an entire page on my website to this topic. Check it out: https://jennischaefer.com/resources/#... Hope this helps!(less)
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“Real hope combined with real action has always pulled me through difficult times. Real hope combined with doing nothing has never pulled me through.”
Jenni Schaefer, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life

“I would not encourage you to go through the sweat, blood, and tears of the recovery process only to reach some kind of mediocre state where you were just ‘managing’ the illness. It is possible to live without Ed.”
Jenni Schaefer, Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life

“To stay in recovery, you must be responsible for finding your own motivation. Remember, motivation may not be easy to come by at first. It will probably be a very small, timid part inside of you. When you find it, let that part be in charge. Let the minority rule and lead you to a life you never dreamed was possible”
Jenni Schaefer, Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too

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