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

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

by Anita Johnston, Ph.D.

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Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor and Storytelling by Anita Johnston, Ph.D.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780936077369
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/28/2000
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 120,000
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Anita Johnston, Ph.D. (www.DrAnitaJohnston.com) is Director of the Anorexia & Bulimia Center of Hawaii which she co-founded in 1982, Clinical Director and Founder of ‘Ai Pono Eating Disorders Programs in Honolulu, and Senior Advisor and Clinical Consultant for Focus Center for Eating Disorders in Tennessee. In 1986, she developed Hawaii's first in-patient eating disorders treatment program at Kahi Mohala Hospital.

Dr. Johnston is the author of Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor, and Storytelling and an international speaker and workshop leader with a private practice in Kailua, Hawaii.

What People are Saying About This

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)

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)

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)

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Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationships with Food Through Myth, Metaphor and Storytelling 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Guest More than 1 year ago
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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Only issues is the spelling errors and organization,but it is forgivable because the content really resonated.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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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The easy-to-read book has helped to transform the way I see myself, inside and out. Wonderful!
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Emi13 More than 1 year ago
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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Guest More than 1 year ago
An absolute must for the woman who struggles with disordered eating. Wonderfully written. A book that can really hit close to home....
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.