Jenni Schaefer, best-selling author of Life Without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder and How You Can Too (McGraw-Hill) and Goodbye Ed, Hello Me: Recover from Your Eating Disorder and Fall in Love with Life (released in September 2009 by McGraw-Hill), has given a voice and face to eating disorder recovery. Jenni’s books are highly valued by individuals with eating disorders as well as their friends and families.
Recently, Jenni released her long-awaited CD, phoenix, Tennessee. This alternative country/pop CD, produced by Jenni and hit songwriters from Nashville, includes 7 songs about Jenni’s healing journey towards recovery and ultimately liberation from her eating disorder. The CD includes the popular singles “Life Without Ed” (from Life Without Ed) and “It’s Okay to be Happy” (from Goodbye Ed, Hello Me). At the 2011 International Conference on Eating Disorders last week in Miami, Florida Jenni gave a live performance of “It’s Okay to be Happy” during the fundraising gala in celebration of Amiee Liu’s new book Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives. I was fortunate to attend this heartfelt performance, which united survivors, researchers, and clinicians in the goal of raising funds for the Academy for Eating Disorders scholarship program. The energy in the room was palpable as the lights went down and Jenni began to sing.
Jenni’s music has touched the hearts and souls of countless women and men on their journey towards recovery. I whole heartedly recommend this motivational and inspirational album to individuals at all stages of recovery as well as to treatment professionals. You can pick up your own copy of this CD at http://www.jennischaefer.com/hello-store.htm.
Pick it up and bring some happy into your life!
Also, check out Jenni’s blog at http://www.eatingdisordersblogs.com/recovery/
CD Song list:
1 I Miss Me
2 I Didn’t Even Have to Pray
3 She Blames Herself
4 Life Without Ed
5 Dancin’ in the Light
6 It’s Okay to be Happy
7 Forever For Awhile
~Sara Trace, PhD