Monday, April 18, 2022

LIVE on Monday 4/18/22 - Sara Gottfried author of Full: A Memoir of Overcoming an Eating Disorder





For almost a decade, Sara was held hostage to wanting the perfect physical image. It was not until late adolescence that her disorder came to fruition, physically that is. Full: A Memoir of Overcoming an Eating Disorder is her powerful and utterly raw story of her battle with anorexia. Filled with humor, wisdom, and inspiration, readers will feel empowered to overcome their own battle with disordered eating.

Sara’s battle with anorexia began when she was sixteen years old. What started off as a “simple” diet on the quest to be healthy quickly spiraled into a path of rigidity, confinement, and malnourishment. She lost the most innate desire the human body has—to eat. Everything that Sara once found joy and pleasure in only fueled her anxiety. Sara began to lose herself mentally, emotionally, and physically.

She battled through endless appointments, unrelenting questions from doctors and professionals, and feelings of defeat and overwhelm. She was full. Full of her eating disorder.

Sara graduated from Bridgewater State University with a Bachelor of Science and went on to complete the Advanced Standing Social Work program at Boston University, obtaining her Masters of Social Work.

Currently, she is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Massachusetts and works as a School Social Worker and outpatient therapist.

Full: A Memoir of Overcoming an Eating Disorder is Sara's powerful and utterly raw story of her battle with anorexia and learning to share her story. Filled with humor, wisdom, and inspiration, readers will feel empowered to overcome their own battle with disordered eating.

To learn more, visit Sara's: www.saraelleng.com

Website: www.saraelleng.com

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