The White Picket Fence Foundation book groups offer people the opportunity to read, learn and grow together by discussing a book that explores issues about eating disorders.
Our next event, for example, is about Geneen Roth’s newest book, which looks at the correlations between food, money and shopping. From Geneen Roth’s website, “Lost and Found, Geneen’s newest book, is about the many ways we lose and can ultimately find ourselves in our daily lives. Whether we choose shopping, eating, or roaming the Internet, Lost and Found offers us a template of taking back our lives so that we can finally have—and be—what we want most.”
In another upcoming group, we’ll ask each participant to bring your favorite book and present it to the group. The book groups are free, though we usually ask for a canned food donation for the food bank. Past books we have covered include Life Without Ed, Eating in the Light of the Moon, and another Geneen Roth book, Women, Food and God.
P.S. Discussing books with a group of like-minded people is wonderful, but did you know that reading can also be a powerful journaling tool? Simply read a paragraph, page, section, chapter or two and then write down your reflections about what you’ve read.