For the past year, I have been working with my mom, Michelle Minero, a therapist who specializes in eating disorder recovery, on co-creating an e-course based on her book, Self-Love Diet: The Only Diet That Works.
I’ve been working with my mom since 2010. I joined the board of a nonprofit she founded, Eating Disorder Recovery Support, Inc (EDRS). We created the Love Warrior Community together, an online community that uses creative expression (writing, videos, art, photos, music) to foster healing, self-acceptance, body acceptance and self-love. And each January, for the past 5 years, we’ve been hosting the 31-Day Self-Love Diet Writing Challenge. Last year, it was that challenge that inspired us to develop this e-course. People asked us, “What next?” And we had nothing to followup the event for people who wanted to continue to pursue their self-love work in a safe, structured and supportive space. Now we do.
This e-course and the work that I do with my mom is one of the things that I’m most proud of. Through the Love Warrior Community, our Self-Love Diet writing challenge and my mom’s book, people have told us that they started to get help for their eating disorder, that they stopped cutting themselves, that they have lessened their eating disordered behaviors, that they accept and love the aspects of themselves that they struggled with and that they have fully recovered from their eating disorders and are empowered and excited about life and self-love.
I’m excited about this e-course because I know the impact that it’s going to have. Not just from what people have told us about our previous work, but because of how my Self-Love Diet practice has impacted my own life. It helped me let go of my shame and fear around my sexual orientation. It helped me to let go of my shame and fear around having bipolar disorder and paranoia. It helped me increase my emotional intelligence and coping skills. It turned struggles into strengths. I love every aspect of who I am, when before I struggled to, and I have my Self-Love Diet practice to thank for that. A Self-Love Diet practice is just regularly offering yourself love, and that’s the foundation of the e-course we’ve built.
I’d love for you to check it out and share it.
Thank you, 🙂