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In January 2007, at the age of 51, I joined a 12-step program and began my recovery from food addiction, losing 75 pounds in the process. Read more…

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Let’s change the things we can

Dana's photo of onions and sifter from Barbara's Eastport, Maine kitchen garden.

Dear Friends,

I just wrote an email to Lesley Jane Seymour, the Editor-In Chief of MORE, the magazine “for women of style and substance.” You might want to write to her, too.

I was delighted to see that MORE, my favorite magazine, was featuring an article called “Are You a Food Addict?” in its September issue. (See http://www.more.com/are-you-food-addict.)

I was terribly disappointed when I read the following paragraph

“Go to any kind of 12-step meeting, and you’ll hear the same mantra: Don’t pick it up… But when the addiction is to food, you can’t go cold turkey, because, um, you still need to eat.”

I wrote to Lesley and let her know that nothing could be further from the truth!

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous, known as FA, is an effective 12-step program that is especially popular among women of the same age as women who read MORE Magazine.

I suggested that MORE feature an article on the Recovery that women my age are finding in 12-step programs, especially the Recovery program of FA.

For more information about FA, go to www.foodaddicts.org.

Write to the editor of MORE at lesley@more.com.

Let’s change the things we can.

Thank you, all.

And thanks to Dana for the photos!

Love & Light,


4 Comments to Let’s change the things we can

  1. Myra TAte's Gravatar Myra TAte
    September 14, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Do you have a copy of the letter we could read?

  2. dana's Gravatar dana
    September 14, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    Sweet Pea, those are not my onions or sifter ( tho I have one like it) but belong to an Eastporter named Barbara. All the pics I sent you are from “kitchen ” gardens around town. Sadly, none of them mine, as my very tree graced yard has not much light. 🙂 and I gave up gardening years ago.

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