Good morning Joy,
In 1982 I had the transformative experience of attending a ThinWithin course that you taught in Palo Alto, California. I haven’t thought much about that seminar for a long time even though it obviously changed my entire relationship with food and made me into a life long mindful eater. I have recently begun writing the Red Tractor Farm book, a compilation of recipes, thoughts, ideas, and tips from what we have learned. As I write about food I suddenly realize that something certainly must be shared about how we eat, not just what we eat; hence my sudden remembrance of you and the amazing work you did in the founding of ThinWithin. I see that TW has become a Christian Diet Program and am only sorry that legions of non secularists will probably never have a chance to experience the intuitive eating you taught so well.
I wish you strength and support during this difficult time, your mother seems like she was truly a woman of grace.
So, I suppose this is more of a thank you note than anything else, from someone who’s life you had a profound positive effect on nearly 30 years ago.
P.S. I too work with colour and design to create healing environments! I hope you have a few minutes to visit our site and get an idea of what we do here on Kea in Greece.
Thanks so much for your sweet note, Marcie. I’m happy that you were able to make Thin Within a part of your life – to leave behind the battle with food and your body and instead befriend them. I too regret the Christian turn that the program took after I sold it to Judy. From time to time I think about writing the Thin Within book that represents my own (basically Buddhist) take on mindful eating, but as you can see I’ve moved on to other things. I will check your website!
Best wishes and thanks for making my day,