The Longest Match: Rallying to Defeat an Eating Disorder in Midlife

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The Longest Match: Rallying to Defeat an Eating Disorder in Midlife - Betsy Brenner

The Longest Match: Rallying to Defeat an Eating Disorder in Midlife

De (autor): Anonim


"'Eating disorders.' Most of us instantly picture a teenaged or college aged girl when we see those words. After all, doesn't age immunize women from the body image, weight concerns and eating disorders that plague the younger years? Truth is that, over 15% women at midlife and beyond suffer from eating disorders, surpassing the number affected by breastt cancer! These are serious, life threatening and heartbreaking illnesses at any age. This story needs to be told and Betsy Brenner does just that."The Longest Match: Rallying to Defeat an Eating Disorder in Midlife is a beautifully written and heartfelt memoir illustrating the trajectory from early childhood, through adolescence and early adulthood, to midlife when eating disorder thoughts and behaviors took over the author's life. Journal entries reveal occasional negative thoughts about her weight or food in younger years, but the stressors of midlife knocked this high functioning woman off her feet."Like adolescence and young adulthood, midlife is full of tricky transitions. Unlike earlier in life, however, no one is there to catch you when you fall or to coach you back on your feet. Today women feel pressure to do it all and do it perfectly, constantly multitasking at home, and outside of home, taking care of their children and marriages, their extended families, ill and aging parents, all while trying to maintain an identity of their own."Eating disorders can devour a woman at any age, but Betsy Brenner rallied, using every resource she had. Thank you, Betsy, for being painfully honest about your experiences and your pain, and for explaining the many factors that make a woman vulnerable to eating disorders during midlife. Thank you for finding the courage to access help, for trusting the treatment process and for inspiring other midlife women to believe in themselves. Thank you for telling your story so women struggling with an eating disorder at midlife will know they are not alone and will see a path to recovery. And, most of all, thank you for staying in the match-the 'longest match' ever-and winning." -Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS"I applaud Betsy Brenner for encouraging women of every age to reflect on their relationship with their parents. Through sharing her story, Betsy demonstrates how we can reframe our painful experiences with self-love and self-compassion. This book shows that, at every age, we can grow and find peace and fulfillment through bravely reaching out, connecting with like-mi
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"'Eating disorders.' Most of us instantly picture a teenaged or college aged girl when we see those words. After all, doesn't age immunize women from the body image, weight concerns and eating disorders that plague the younger years? Truth is that, over 15% women at midlife and beyond suffer from eating disorders, surpassing the number affected by breastt cancer! These are serious, life threatening and heartbreaking illnesses at any age. This story needs to be told and Betsy Brenner does just that."The Longest Match: Rallying to Defeat an Eating Disorder in Midlife is a beautifully written and heartfelt memoir illustrating the trajectory from early childhood, through adolescence and early adulthood, to midlife when eating disorder thoughts and behaviors took over the author's life. Journal entries reveal occasional negative thoughts about her weight or food in younger years, but the stressors of midlife knocked this high functioning woman off her feet."Like adolescence and young adulthood, midlife is full of tricky transitions. Unlike earlier in life, however, no one is there to catch you when you fall or to coach you back on your feet. Today women feel pressure to do it all and do it perfectly, constantly multitasking at home, and outside of home, taking care of their children and marriages, their extended families, ill and aging parents, all while trying to maintain an identity of their own."Eating disorders can devour a woman at any age, but Betsy Brenner rallied, using every resource she had. Thank you, Betsy, for being painfully honest about your experiences and your pain, and for explaining the many factors that make a woman vulnerable to eating disorders during midlife. Thank you for finding the courage to access help, for trusting the treatment process and for inspiring other midlife women to believe in themselves. Thank you for telling your story so women struggling with an eating disorder at midlife will know they are not alone and will see a path to recovery. And, most of all, thank you for staying in the match-the 'longest match' ever-and winning." -Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS"I applaud Betsy Brenner for encouraging women of every age to reflect on their relationship with their parents. Through sharing her story, Betsy demonstrates how we can reframe our painful experiences with self-love and self-compassion. This book shows that, at every age, we can grow and find peace and fulfillment through bravely reaching out, connecting with like-mi
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