I had lunch with my girlfriend, #1 New York Times best-selling author Marianne Williamson last Sunday, and persuaded her to give me an advance copy of her new book, A COURSE IN WEIGHT LOSS. The book is due to be released this Tuesday, but you can pre-order your copy here. The book was inspired by and dedicated to her friend, Oprah Winfrey, but it is truly a gift to all of us.
We’ve barely begun to indulge our sweet tooth with Halloween candy, and that generally spirals into a prolonged period of over-eating for most of us throughout the rest of the holiday season. On average, people gain from 2-5 pounds this time of year, then punish themselves for their gluttony with New Years resolutions (most of which eventually fail). The problem is that process subliminally tells us food is bad, and our plumper selves are unacceptable or unlovable.
This is not another diet book. Obviously healthy eating choices
and keeping active both play an important role in the big picture, but Marianne focuses on the tools to heal our “not-thin” souls, in the belief that your natural healthy weight will follow, and stay that way. A kinder, more loving way to heal ourselves from addictive or compulsive eating habits for good.
“Weight that disappears from your body but not from your soul is simply recycling outward for a while, but is almost certain to return. It’s self-defeating, therefore, to struggle to drop excess weight unless you are also willing to drop the thought-forms that initially produced it and now hold it in place.” – Marianne Williamson
Tatjana and Julie Anne Rhodes
I want to invite all of you to join me in working through these lessons together over the next few months. What better time to embark, than on the most food obsessed time of year charged with stress and difficult emotions for many? Marianne will be checking in periodically to answer any questions we may have along the way, and there will be a drawing for a personally signed copy of the book. To be eligible, be sure you “follow” Jewels from The Roving Stove, and participate in the comments section at the end of these posts. After all, what have we got to lose other than the excess weight we’ve been trying to get rid of for years?
Out on the town with Marianne last year
The first “What Have You Got to Lose?” post won’t appear until November 16th, so you’ll have time to get a copy of the book, and start working through the first few lessons. In the meantime, believing in miracles can be difficult at times, so lets think about the miracles (little and big) that have already changed our lives. I’m sharing a few of my experiences. Click on comments to view mine, and tell us what miracles you want to share?