A New Kind of “Diet”: Dr. Linda Harper’s ‘Eat: A Guide to Understanding Your Natural Relationship with Food’

     For over one hundred years, our culture has promoted dieting—with the goal of losing weight—as the acceptable way to eat. With this aim of weight loss, a diet determines your eating choices and in turn creates a thought system that prevents you from trusting your natural ability to make the right choices about eating. Our inner wisdom, or best self, quietly speaks to us through intuition, gut feelings, physical cravings and thoughts about the present moment, whereas beliefs focused on specific outcomes, such as weight loss-focused dieting, push their way to the forefront of our minds and block our ability to enjoy the present. The purpose of this book is to remove the barriers preventing you from accessing and trusting your own best self in choosing and creating each eating experience.
     ‘Eat’ provides the tools you need to remove the thoughts that are obstructing your inner wisdom and replace those thoughts with ones that will guide you back to everyday eating choices that stem from your best self. Linda R. Harper’s simple five-step guide will help you access your best self and discover your natural and healthy relationship with food, leaving the rules of dieting behind.

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“The most inspirational book I have ever read!”

Instead of yet another fad diet, [Dr. Harper] introduces a method focused on teaching you how to throw away all of the diet rules and obsessions that you may not have even realized were running your life. She shows you how to look within yourself in order to find your “best self” and she gives you the tools necessary to rebuild your inner trust with food and eating. Rebuilding this trust is the key to finally achieving peace with food and becoming a “soulful” eater. I recommend this book to anyone struggling with dieting or facing a negative relationship with food; it will change how you feel about eating forever.  

 – Laura Graves, EmptySpoonful.com 

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Discover Your Natural Relationship With Food with Dr. Linda Harper!

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For over one hundred years, our culture has promoted dieting—with the goal of losing weight—as the acceptable way to eat. With this aim of weight loss, a diet determines your eating choices and in turn creates a thought system that prevents you from trusting your natural ability to make the right choices about eating. Our inner wisdom, or best self, quietly speaks to us through intuition, gut feelings, physical cravings and thoughts about the present moment, whereas beliefs focused on specific outcomes, such as weight loss-focused dieting, push their way to the forefront of our minds and block our ability to enjoy the present. The purpose of this book is to remove the barriers preventing you from accessing and trusting your own best self in choosing and creating each eating experience.

Eat provides the tools you need to remove the thoughts that are obstructing your inner wisdom and replace those thoughts with ones that will guide you back to everyday eating choices that stem from your best self. Linda R. Harper’s simple five-step guide will help you access your best self and discover your natural and healthy relationship with food, leaving the rules of dieting behind.

Here’s what readers are saying about Eat:

Dr. Harper puts dieting into perspective…She provides you with steps that will make you look at eating in a whole new light. She wants you to enjoy your eating experience, not starve yourself… I recommend this book to other readers that are interested in learning about food choices and why they do not need another fad diet.       – Jan Harris

This book gives us the tools to change…to ditch all diets and the rules associated with them and latch onto yourself, allowing you to make the decisions…For anyone struggling with the path of dieting I recommend this book highly. – Lara Girdler

I would recommend that anyone with an unhealthy food relationship read ‘Eat.’ ‘Eat’ is an easy, quick read that focuses on a five step guide to healthy eating…It really makes a difference…I’m happier and much healthier!    
-Kristie Gillespie


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BOOK REVIEW: Dr. Linda Harper’s “Give”

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Give: A Guide to Discovering the Joy of Everyday Giving
Linda R. Harper, Ph.D.

Review by Taryn Fryer

I wanted to read Give in order to learn how to give more authentically.  In many ways the book was what I expected in terms of learning to give according to your values and to give freely in every sense of the word.  Had that been all there was, I would have been satisfied with the book and then put it down and promptly forgotten about it. 

This book rose above my expectations for two main reasons.  The first of these was the importance of giving to oneself.   I think many people, myself included, tend to put self-nurturing last on their ever increasing to-do lists.  What Ms Harper does beautifully is to challenge this notion that “spoiling” ourselves is somehow wanton.  She reminds, or in some cases teaches, us that only when we are kind to ourselves, when we allow ourselves time to replenish and heal and even maybe have a little pampering are we in any way able to give to others.  And the better we treat ourselves, the better we will be equipped to give to others.  I found this to be a very powerful message and one that I have already started to incorporate into my daily habits.

The book also looks at various types of inauthentic giving and that’s where it started to get uncomfortable. I certainly recognized some of the not-so-pleasant aspects of my personality in one of the types, and it was not entirely pleasant reading! Whilst I identified a lot more with one of the types, there were ideas and suggestions that resonated with me in each of the chapters.  By saying this was an uncomfortable read, by no means am I implying any criticism of the book. When I read these types of books, I want to be made uncomfortable, to be provoked, to have my actions challenged (albeit gently, which is exactly how Ms Harper does it) as it is these feelings that can provide the impetus for lasting change.

 On the strength of this book, I will definitely read more by Ms Harper . . . On an Amazon style review, I would give this 4 stars.

Thomas M. Lister’s “Man’s Greatest Fear” Winner of the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards!

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Author Thomas M. Lister Ed.D.’s Man’s Greatest Fear: The Final Phase of Human Evolution has won the 2013 Beverly Hills Book Awards in both the ‘Environmental/Political Change’ and ‘Social Change’ categories!

Lister’s Man’s Greatest Fear has also won the ‘Best New eBook’ in the non-fiction category of the 2012 International Book Awards and was a finalist in the psychology category of Dan Poynter’s Global eBook Awards. Politically, socially, and environmentally timely, Lister’s work is a must read for anyone who cares about the survival of humankind on our planet.

In explaining the primordial motivation of man that continually stirs the cauldron of conflict throughout the world, Lister uses the war in the Middle East as a case study to exemplify man’s addiction to war, his relentless destruction of the environment, and his universal domination of woman.

Through careful historical research, Lister examines humanity’s history of violence in relation to current events to explain subconscious motives beneath man’s endless quest for power. By turning Freudian psychoanalysis inside out, Dr. Lister argues achievable solutions through the inclusion of women and male environmentalists in leadership roles. He hopes to educate and stir the public into action with his powerful explanation as to what, exactly, man’s greatest fear is and why it must be made a reality in order for humankind to escape extinction.

Here’s what others have said. . .

“Fantastic read. Overall, I feel this was a very insightful and interesting read. Each point made was concise, backed up by evidence and research, and very well expressed. I would recommend this book to anyone who is either interested in gender roles, male thought patterns and actions, or the human condition. . . I enjoyed it immensely.”

“I have never read a book as thought-provoking as ‘Man’s Greatest Fear.’ Dr. Lister carefully analyzes man’s behavior both in current events and historical examples…Anyone interested in psychology, politics, women’s rights, or what’s going on in the world today needs to read ‘Man’s Greatest Fear’ . . . Strongly recommended!”

“Dr. Lister proposes an idea that flips American politics and religions of the world on it’s head . . . With tons of interesting quotes and facts from world leaders, religious leaders, and philosophers, Dr. Lister explores what the world might look like if his own gender took a step back.”

“Written with thought and skill. Easy to read, to understand and to enjoy.”

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NEW RELEASE: Self-Help Title from Dr. Linda R. Harper – “Give: A Guide to Discovering the Joy in Everyday Giving”

What is the key to giving that energizes and fulfills us, rather than exhausts and
depletes us?
asks Dr. Linda Harper, Ph.D. in her latest work,
‘Give: A Guide to Discovering the Joy of Everyday Giving.’

     Daily life continually asks us to make choices about how to give—whether it is our attention, time, energy, talents, love, or even money—to others and to ourselves. Often, we juggle our attempts to meet our own needs and the demands of others. So the decisions we make about what, when, and how much to give, strongly impact the quality of our everyday lives. These choices can cause us stress, turmoil, guilt, exhaustion, and depletion—or they can bring us immeasurable joy, peace of mind, and fulfillment.
     Linda R. Harper’s simple five-step guide will help you rediscover the joy in everyday giving using one question: What are my heart’s true desires at this very moment? ‘Give’ is not about giving more or giving less. It is about giving from your deepest self and trusting the natural wisdom of your heart’s desires. As you become the giver you were meant to be, you will deepen the meaning of your life through soulful, ordinary acts of giving—both to yourself and to others.

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MEET THE AUTHOR

     Dr. Linda Harper, Ph.D., has been a clinical psychologist for 29 years in private practice with her husband in Evergreen Park, Illinois. She is also the author of ‘The Tao of Eating: Feeding Your Soul through Everyday Experiences with Food’ (Innisfree Press,1998), ‘Eat: A Guide to Discovering Your Natural Relationship with Food’ (Blue Star Books, 2012), and ‘Give to Your Heart’s Content…Without Giving Yourself Away’ (Innisfree Press, 2002, and InnerOcean Publishing, 2004).   
     Dr. Harper is an international speaker and has given the keynote address at a variety of national conferences and volunteer recognition events across the United States and in Canada, Bali, Egypt and Paris, France. She gives workshops and lectures to a variety of non-profit institutions including hospitals, the Mayo Clinic, hospices, libraries, volunteer associations, animal shelters and humane societies, mother’s groups, churches, caregiver support groups and wellness centers. Dr. Harper has participated in many radio and television interviews, with her ideas and articles appearing in various magazines and newspapers throughout the country. She is also the founder of “Blessed Bonds,” (www.blessedbonds.com) an eight-year-old program belonging to Animals Deserving of Proper Treatment (A.D.O.P.T.) pet shelter  in Naperville, Illinois.

 

 

Blue Star Books is proud to announce the release of ‘Eat: A Guide to Discovering Your Natural Relationship with Food’ by Dr. Linda R. Harper, Ph.D.

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Publisher:  Blue Star Books
ISBN-13:  EBK: 9781938568237
Price: $7.99
Publication Date:  February 1, 2013
Shelving Category:  Self-Help / Diet & Nutrition

For over one hundred years, our culture has promoted dieting—with the goal of losing weight—as the acceptable way to eat. With this aim of weight loss, a diet determines your eating choices and in turn creates a thought system that prevents you from trusting your natural ability to make the right choices about eating. Our inner wisdom, or best self, quietly speaks to us through intuition, gut feelings, physical cravings and thoughts about the present moment, whereas beliefs focused on specific outcomes, such as weight loss-focused dieting, push their way to the forefront of our minds and block our ability to enjoy the present. The purpose of this book is to remove the barriers preventing you from accessing and trusting your own best self in choosing and creating each eating experience.

Eat provides the tools you need to remove the thoughts that are obstructing your inner wisdom and replace those thoughts with ones that will guide you back to everyday eating choices that stem from your best self. Linda R. Harper’s simple five-step guide will help you access your best self and discover your natural and healthy relationship with food, leaving the rules of dieting behind.

Linda R. Harper, Ph.D., is a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice for 29 years with her husband in Evergreen Park, Illinois.  She has Ph.D. and M.A. degrees from Kent State University and a B.A. degree from Northwestern University. Specializing in eating and dieting-related challenges, her doctoral dissertation explored society’s influence on dieters’ perceptions of their bodies and the resulting impact on their self-esteem. She has presented papers on the psychology of eating-related problems at the Midwest Psychological Asso­ciation conference and has given talks in schools, health food stores, bookstores, clinics, and hospitals on the problems of dieting. She has led workshops at the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) national symposium, The National Association of Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) conference, and the Annual Women’s Wellness Workshops in Chicago. She has also lectured at academic and medical institutions and public libraries throughout the Chicago area, as well as the American University in Paris. Dr. Harper has conducted numerous radio and television interviews, and feature stories about her first book, The Tao of Eating, have appeared in Fitness, Women’s Sports and Fitness, National Health, Women’s World, and various newspapers across the country. Harper is also the author of The Tao of Eating: Feeding Your Soul through Everyday Experiences with Food, Give to Your Heart’s Content…Without Giving Yourself Away, and Give: A Guide to Discovering the Joy of Everyday Giving. 

Comparative Titles (Amazon.com): 

Tribole, Evelyn. Intuitive Eating: A Revolutionary Program That Works. St. Martin’s Griffin, 2012. #4,771 in Amazon Books. 978-1250004048

Albers, Susan. 50 Ways to Soothe Yourself Without Food. New Harbinger Publications, 2009. #7,108 in Amazon Books. 978-1572246768

Chozen Bays, Jan. Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. Shambhala, 2009. #9,962 in Amazon Books. 978-1590305317


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