I struggled for forty years (yes, 40!) with obsessive-compulsive food disorder and bulimia. From the moment I awoke until I went to sleep, food was my constant companion and enemy. So I understand what it means to base my self-esteem on my body image. And to have food and eating monopolize my thoughts and emotions. Finally, after many starts and stops, I moved into long-term recovery with the help of life coaching, therapy, and spiritual teachings.
I have been in recovery for four years. While my experience is with Food Disorders, I believe that what we are truly addicted to is suffering and then choose a vice or habit to feel better from our unhealed pain. Since food is a natural part of our daily life, I have developed tools to create a healthy relationship with food and body image. Now, I am working with individuals who struggle with addiction who want to live a life of recovery and success through Arli. I am excited to see how I can support you!