Anna’s childhood experiences and dysfunctional family patterns loom over her journey to adulthood. She struggles with relationships and cannot trust the good ones, eventually finding herself in an abusive relationship, as family secrets unfold in unpredictable ways.
Locked in a cycle of reacting to her emotional triggers and past, she constantly asks herself, What is wrong with me?
Through her journey to manage emotions and relationships, Anna gleams therapeutic insights and psychological tools, learning to cope with her mental health and discover healthy behaviors that lead to happiness and meaningful relationships. A fictional tale with a self-help twist, readers follow Anna as she hopes to answer one of life’s many questions.
How does one break free from the only role and life they’ve ever known?
In this painfully moving memoir, take a firsthand look at anorexia through the eyes of a young girl. Even in kindergarten, Rachel Richards knows something isn’t right. By leading us through her distorted thoughts, she shines a light on the experience and mystery of mental illness.
As she grows up, unable to comprehend or communicate her inner trauma, Rachel lashes out, hurting herself, running away from home, and fighting her family. Restricting food gives her the control she craves. But after being hospitalized and force-fed, Rachel only retreats further into herself.
With a driving perfectionism, she graduates college with honors. But at sixty-nine pounds, Rachel is a shell of nervous and obsessive behaviors that have controlled her life. Years of self-harm and self-loathing have fueled the inner battles between good and evil, health and sickness, and life and death.
Acting on stage offers her moments of freedom from the skewed perceptions she’s constructed over the years. But her dream of a career in theater is not enough to save her. What is the secret that will finally unleash her will to recover?
If you or someone you know suffers from an eating disorder or is a concerned parent, is anxious about weight and dieting, has an addiction, or wants to learn more about the mystery of how an eating disorder develops and the multifaceted and complex road to recovery, this book is a must-read!
Meet Rachel Richards
After years of struggling with an eating disorder, author Rachel Richards turned her life around and now helps others in pain.
Returning to school after earning her BFA in theater from Hofstra University, she graduated from the Swedish Institute College of Health Sciences and started her own private practice in Manhattan as a licensed and board-certified massage therapist. She hosts a popular YouTube channel, has spoken at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, has written several articles for Recovery Warriors, an online magazine dedicated to helping eating disorder sufferers get the treatment they need, and she has written numerous articles on health and self-care, which can be found at Rachel-Richards.com.
Watch the author’s talk at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gA_H2E3jCPs
Hear her interview on Speak Up Talk Radio: http://www.speakuptalkradio.com/rachel-richards-speaks-up/
Check out her author interview: http://itswritenow.com/64188/author-interview-with-rachel-richards-of-hungry-for-life/
Read her articles in Recovery Warriors magazine: https://www.recoverywarriors.com/author/rachel-richards/
S is for…Short, Sweet, Simple Sports Coaching and Performance: For Players, Parents, and Pedagogues
It’s the shortest, sweetest, and simplest way for me to address all the important elements that go into sports coaching and performance, and because of that it allows us to spend more of our time focusing on what sport is really about…
PLAYING and HAVING FUN!
My ‘S is for…’ method, which I have developed in over 10 years of coaching, is something that anyone can learn and start using today. Not only that, but you can learn the foundation of the method and start benefiting from it in just a few hours. You can start enjoying sport more TODAY! Believe me, it’s that S is for…Simple.
This book genuinely is for everyone: professionals, amateurs, students, children, coaches, parents and guardians, and teachers, or someone with absolutely no experience in sport whatsoever. EVERYONE! A bold S is for…Statement I know, but one I S is for…Stand by.
My name is Christopher Davy. I’m 34 years old, and I live in Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom with my girlfriend Tracey, and our son. In 2009 I created a project called Bridge Building Basketball Exmouth to establish a basketball club in Exmouth, Devon; the town where I grew up. In 2010 Exmouth Basketball Club was formed. Unlike many grassroots level sports clubs, Exmouth Basketball Club still exists today. It’s 10 years old! I must have done S is for…Something right, right?!
But this book isn’t just applicable to basketball . It’s applicable to all sports; Football, Tennis, Cricket, American Football, Golf, Boxing, MMA, Hockey, Ice Hockey, Table Tennis, Squash, Badminton, Racing, Baseball, Snooker, Pool, Athletics, Rugby, Volleyball, Netball, Swimming, Lacrosse, Gymnastics, Skiing, Snowboarding, and ALL THE OTHER SPORTS THAT WE CAN CHOOSE TO PLAY!
It’s only in recent years that I’ve really refined my coaching method and philosophy, but now I’m sharing it with you in this book.
You can use it to support:
- Decision making
- Health and safety
- Health and fitness
- Mental Health
- Program planning
- and more.
Learn a little bit more about me, my story, and the secrets behind this very simple but highly effective method that aids in coaching, playing, and supporting each other to reach our full sporting potential.
S is for…See you laters,