Full: How I Learned to Satisfy My Insatiable Hunger and Feed My Soul

Full: How I Learned to Satisfy My Insatiable Hunger and Feed My Soul

by Kimber Simpkins

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Overview

Full is the true, poignant story of one woman’s spiritual journey as she recovers from anorexia, eases the emotional pain of her hunger through yoga and Buddhism, and finally becomes full.
 In this inspiring and captivating memoir, Kimber Simpkins captures vividly—with piercing insight, raw emotion, and often humor—the all-consuming hunger she felt on a daily basis as a result of an eating disorder. Sick of dieting and hating her body, Simpkins decides to get to the bottom of her unhappy relationship with her body. That’s when she discovers the healing power of yoga and Buddhism.
 Along the way, Simpkins realizes her hunger isn’t simply physical, but that it comes from a place deep inside her. Through the wise teachings of yoga and meditation, Simpkins discovers she doesn’t have to live in a prison of self-dissatisfaction. In fact, by understanding the root of her pain and learning to love herself in body, mind, and spirit, Simpkins is able to truly set herself free.
 As she wrestles with her inner demons of hunger and perfectionism and learns how self-acceptance can soften even her toughest inner critic, Simpkins takes us along on her voyage of self-discovery. At its core, this book is a journey to find true self-fulfillment that will inspire readers in their own search to create a full and meaningful life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626252295
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 04/02/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 312
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Kimber Simpkins is a writer and yoga teacher transplanted from the Midwest to Northern California. Her successful shift from hating her body to loving it surprised no one more than herself, and it continues to inspire her students and readers everywhere. When not on her yoga mat or thinking up ways to treat her body as a friend, Kimber may be found playing, meditating, or hula-hooping in her backyard garden. You can find out more about Kimber, including her Love Your Body workshops, at http://www.kimberyoga.com.
Kimber Simpkins is a writer, body-image coach, Anusara-influenced yoga instructor, and author of Full. Her successful shift away from secret body hating to public body loving inspires her yoga students and readers everywhere. A former civil rights lawyer, Kimber has devoted the last seventeen years to the intensive study of yoga and meditation, and has been delighted by yoga’s ability to bring joy to every aspect of life. She teaches weekly classes, Love Your Body workshops, and yoga retreats in Northern California and elsewhere. As a supporter of Health at Every Size (HAES) and the Yoga and Body Image Coalition (YBIC), Kimber welcomes students of all sizes and levels. You can find out more about Kimber at www.kimberyoga.com.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction 1

1 Hungry All the Time 3

2 The Year of Eating Dangerously 17

3 Lost: Willpower 37

4 The Anorexic in Me 49

5 The Wandering Body 72

6 The Big Belly 89

7 Learning to Love Again 103

8 A Menu of Hunger 123

9 Hungry for Wisdom 148

10 Out with the Old 173

11 My Own Best Friend 193

12 Hips to Love 212

13 Mind-Full 228

14 Love My Body 244

15 Share the Love 262

16 The Goddess Within 279

Epilogue 289

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