Jenni Schaefer - Recovered.®
Jenni Schaefer is an internationally known author and speaker whose work has helped change the face of recovery from eating disorders.
Her breakthrough best-seller, Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too (McGraw-Hill), popularized an approach that enables men and women to personify their illness (Jenni called hers "Ed," short for "Eating Disorder") and "divorce" themselves from it. Her latest book, Good-Bye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life (McGraw-Hill), takes the journey a step farther, from recovery to liberation.
Jenni is a regular guest on national radio and television shows including Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight, a contributor to mainstream magazines and collections like the Chicken Soup series, and a popular speaker at schools, conferences, and other venues. She is also a consultant with Center For Change in Orem, Utah, and a member of the Ambassador Council of the National Eating Disorders Association. Her work has been recognized in publications including Cosmopolitan, the Chicago Tribune, The Washington Post and Woman's World.
A singer/songwriter living in Austin, Texas, Jenni uses both music and humor in her outreach efforts to help those touched by eating disorders. She is, she says, "single in the city," enjoying a life she considers a gift to be treasured.
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phoenix, Tennessee CD
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Jenni Schaefer's long-awaited CD is finally here! Capturing her healing journey in Nashville, Tennessee, this alternative country/pop CD includes 7 songs that were written and produced by Jenni and hit songwriters in Nashville. The CD includes the popular singles from her books, "Life Without Ed" (from Life Without Ed) and "It's Okay to be Happy" (from Goodbye Ed, Hello Me). Jenni's music has helped many people to stay on the path of recovery and is often used by professionals in groups.
Goodbye Ed, Hello Me
Author: Jenni Schaefer
249 pages (paperback)
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This much anticipated follow-up to Life Without Ed explains what it is like to be "fully recovered" from an eating disorder. Picking up shortly after the first book left off, Jenni starts off by explaining how she skipped her first marriage, "The wedding invitations were stamped but not mailed, and (her wedding dress) and three pink bridesmaid dresses were bought but never worn." Instead, she gave the engagement ring back to a man "who loved alcohol more than me," and wrote wedding vows to herself, promising to love and honor herself and accept all of her faults and strengths with patience and gentle kindness.
Life Without Ed
with Thom Rutledge
188 pages (paperback)
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"Ed and I lived together for more than twenty years. He was abusive, controlling, and never hesitated to tell me what he thought, how I was doing it wrong, and what I should be doing instead. . . Ed is not a high school sweetheart. Ed is not some creep that I started dating in college. . . Ed's name comes from the initials E.D. —as in eating disorder. Ed is my eating disorder. —from the introduction
Jenni had been in an abusive relationship with Ed for far too long. Then she met psychotherapist and author Thom Rutledge who taught her how to treat her eating disorder as a relationship, not a condition. By separating herself from her eating disorder, Jenni says goodbye to Ed forever.
Inspiring, compassionate, and filled with practical exercises to help you break up with your own personal E.D., Life Without Ed provides new hope for the disorders that plague millions of women and young girls. This supportive, lifesaving book combines a patient's insights and experiences with a therapist's prescriptions for success to help you live a healthier, happier life without Ed.
Therapists have told us that this a good book to read out-loud to patients.
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