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Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor and Storytelling

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By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food.
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Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling

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By weaving practical insights and exercises through a rich tapestry of multicultural myths, ancient legends, and folktales, Anita Johnston helps the millions of women preoccupied with their weight discover and address the issues behind their negative attitudes toward food.
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What People Are Saying

Christiane Northrup
This book is a gift to all women who struggle for true nourishment!"
— (Christiane Northrup, M.D., author of Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom)
Rebecca Ruggles Radcliffe
Dr. Johnston is a storyteller 'superb,' who interprets inner landscapes, guides us through unfamiliar and often intimidating territory, and helps us emerge whole and fully alive. This book will be ain immense help to anyone who is ready to deeply understnd the inner workings of her relationship with food.
— (Rebecca Ruggles Radcliffe, author of Body Prayers)
Kim Chernin
This beautifully-written book sheds new light on women's struggles with eating and offers hope for all who want to be free.
— (Kim Chernin, author of The Hungry Self)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780936077369
  • Publisher: Gurze Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2000
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 89,536
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.38 (h) x 0.68 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 5, 2007

    The preface alone changed my life

    If you've always beaten yourself up about your apparent lack of willpower with food, this book is for you. You don't have to have a diagnosed eating disorder for this book to help. It's for every woman who's known in her heart that food and her appearance holds too much power over her. It's a beautifully written book full of eye and heart opening words of wisdom.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2007

    please, read this book!

    As a female struggling with an eating disorder, I cannot even begin to put into words how much this book means to me. I truly feel that this book can help every woman that struggles with eating and body image. Anita is a wonderful guide through the recovery process, and she will provide you not only with amazing insight, but also with compassion and encouragement through the difficult process. Please read this book, I promise you will not regret it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2003

    the greatest tool in overcoming disordered eating!

    I struggled with eating disorders (mainly complusive/binge) for 11 years, and in addition to psychotherapy, this book is what helped overcome it and still does when I find myself slipping. It's not about body size, weight, or a 10 step program. That's what I love about this book. Of all the books on eating disorders that I own, this was the greatest and most inspiring. Please buy this book if you or someone you love has an eating disorder of any kind- it will make the healing/ curing process that much easier and beautiful!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    Great Read

    Only issues is the spelling errors and organization,but it is forgivable because the content really resonated.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2012

    A close relative shared this book with me so that I could understand her struggle with anarexia. This book has been a wonderful bridge between us and it has wisdom for ALL OF US.

    This is an excellent book whether you are strugging with an eating disorder or supporting someone who is. The stories are new and rich with metaphore that applies to ALL OF US. It is a wonderful bridge for opening the heart and being authentic about a disorder that is still a "secret" for many who experience it. As with all addictions, it is never only about the addiction. It is about going deep and feeling your experiences. These wonderful metaphores make it easy to open discussion about the subject. I highly recommend it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2011

    Insightful and inspiring!

    The easy-to-read book has helped to transform the way I see myself, inside and out. Wonderful!

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  • Posted May 7, 2010

    Just what the title offers.

    Johnston's book really is what it says - a mixture of myths & storytelling. Its focus on the feminine mystique and experience definitely won't be for some readers, but it would still be an interesting read for many. The stories are intriguing, and once you do find a story that stands out, it does lead on a journey of some self-exploration as you try to find out why that story became a focus for you.

    Unfortunately, at some points the organization is confusing, leaving you to wonder why this story fits in with this chapter's topic. It seemed as though she was trying to find some place to fit the story & just stuck it anywhere it could possibly make sense, even by a long shot. I did like the stories, however, so I didn't mind too much. It was just hard to let the story speak to you when you were trying to figure out what the story was supposed to say, since the chapter's title obviously wasn't really on topic.

    For anyone working with those with disordered eating, it's a good book to have in your repertoire. It's not very didactic, which makes it easier for some to pick up. Overall, a good book that I would recommend to a friend, but with the caveat that it does have a very strong mystical, feminine component.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2003

    Inspirational!

    An absolute must for the woman who struggles with disordered eating. Wonderfully written. A book that can really hit close to home....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2002

    Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!!!

    Eating in the Light of the Moon is an inspiring, creative, and gentle book that I highly recommend for ALL women,of all ages, not just women with disordered eating. I also recommend this book for parents raising daughters. We need more resources like this...Hopefully Dr. Johnston will continue to offer her insight to us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2001

    WONDERFUL!!!

    This book supplied the inspiration necessary to break free of an eating disorder. It is truly incredible how the author weaves modern issues into traditional stories. This book is a must for anyone struggling with an eating disorder, body dissatisfaction, or anyone who knows someone with these issues.

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