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The statistics regarding eating disorders are staggering. 30 million people in the U.S. alone suffer from eating disorders.

And every 62 minutes, a person dies as a direct result of an eating disorder. In fact, there is a higher mortality rate from eating disorders than from any other mental illness.

Catherine Brown, a writer, and Christina Tinker, corporate storyteller and courage cultivator, are among the 60% of people who have recovered from eating disorders. To help others who struggle, they have co-edited and contributed to Hope for Recovery: Stories of Healing from Eating Disorders, a beautiful compilation of essays by women and men who have recovered from eating disorders, including anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating disorder. Hope for Recovery also includes expert advice on relevant topics like helping family members with eating disorders, males and eating disorders, and improving chances of recovery. A portion of the book's proceeds will be donated to eating disorder organizations.

In this program, Catherine and Christina will talk about the healing power of sharing their stories of recovery and the ways they maintain a healthy outlook on food and their bodies. They will read from their personal essays, as will other contributors. Beth Ayn Stansfield, who started Stay Strong Virginia after her daughter’s eating disorder, will talk about finding resources for help with recovery and helping those who suffer.

Disclaimer: This event provides an opportunity for attendees to hear stories about eating disorder recovery and the healing power of sharing our stories. The program does not replace consultation with mental health professionals.

About Christina & Catherine

Christina Tinker

Christina Tinker is a corporate storyteller and courage cultivator(TM). She is passionate about sharing stories that transform our lives personally and professionally. Christina's passion to inspire people and bring them together in a way that is authentic and brave drives her to create a community that will change the world for the better one story at a time. Her next book will focus on how leaders can create more courageous organizational cultures. Learn more about Christina's work at www.ChristinaTinkerTalks.com.

Catherine Brown

Catherine Brown raises three kids and writes about the arts, parenting, health and wellness, and fascinating people. She's a regular on the Zumba scene and an occasional tap dancer. Her next book project will be a compilation of essays about body image. Learn more about Catherine at www.CatherineBrownWriter.com.

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