Weaving a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and simple folktales, Anita Johnston, PhD, inspires women to free themselves from disordered eating by discovering the metaphors that are hidden in their own life stories.
"Storytellers speak in the language of myth and metaphor," Johnston explains. "They tell us a truth that is not literal but symbolic. If we hear the stories with only the outer ear, they can seem absurd and untrue, but when listened to with the inner ear, they convey a truth that can be understood and absorbed on a deeply personal level. In this way stories help us connect with our inner world, to the natural rhythms and cycles of the earth, and to the power of our intuitive wisdom."
An immensely enjoyable book, Eating in the Light of the Moon is filled with practical exercises and profound insights. Twenty chapters explore different themes of self-discovery and empowerment on core issues such as intuition, symbolism, feelings, sexuality, and recovery.
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"This beautifully-written book sheds new light on struggles with eating...and offers hope for all who want to be free." (Kim Chernin, author of The Hungry Self)
I would recommend this audiobook to anyone with an eating disorder.
I loved the use of stories and the explanations that followed. The narration is beautiful.
This book was incredibly helpful in revealing the underlying causes of disordered eating and the path to recovery. Helpful for anyone who struggles with "food and fat," but also women in general. I would call it a book about disordered eating, feminism and embracing womanhood. This book has helped me immensely.
The only minor downsides, for me, were the narrator, who, while good, could have been better and the chapter on dreams.
I loved the personal stories and the meaning that was gained by each person on their journey. I felt that all their stories were easy to relate to!
Loved the use of story to illustrate the key ideas and concepts. Very clear explanations of why eating issues occur and specific directions on what to do about them.
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