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Each of our paths to healing is like to a jigsaw puzzle with many pieces required for wholeness. These interlocking “pieces” might include friends and family, professional help, support groups, books, and more. Our dreams are also one important piece of the puzzle. Jenni’s dream of writing helped her to not only recover from an eating disorder but also to move past posttraumatic stress disorder and its accompanying, debilitating depression.

The posts below are your stories of how you Dream Big! We hope you’ll be encouraged by knowing that there are many others just like you, and be inspired by each other.

Visit the Dream Big page here to share your own Dream Big story!

A Recipe for Recovery

I have met some amazing people via the Internet, and Meredith Thomas is one. Of course, I count my husband in that great bunch of people, too, thanks to online dating! (You will read below that Meredith had a bit of luck finding love online as well.) When I first…Read More

Dream HUGE

I met McCall Dempsey over the summer at our Almost Anorexic signing at Harvard Book Store. My coauthor, clinical psychologist Jennifer J. Thomas, and I had invited McCall to share her recovery story as a part of our special event. When McCall spoke, I was amazed at her ability to share with both eloquence…Read More

Your Story Can Change the World

When I learned about Benjamin O’Keefe’s work last year, I was beyond inspired. He is living proof how one person can create big change. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, I couldn’t think of a better person to highlight on my blog. If you want to share your story and make a difference,…Read More

Dreaming Big…In Small Steps

“Discovering and living your dreams is what makes recovery worth it,” author Robyn Cruze explains below. And I completely agree! Robyn’s story reminds me of how my dreams grew and shifted throughout my recovery. In fact, in the new afterword of Life Without Ed, I wrote, “A gift of recovery…Read More

From Fired to Freedom: Becoming an Entrepreneur

It is always refreshing to be in a room full of women who lift each other up. This was the feeling in the rooms at the recent Texas Conference for Women in Austin. I was blown away by all of the incredible women there and left feeling inspired by each…Read More