I am an author, Certified Health Coach, motivational speaker, and online mentor. I have been fortunate over the years to have been able to connect with and help many sufferers, loved ones and others who want to get well from battling the disease of bulimia or who want to know more about this disease.
My firsthand experience in struggling with bulimia for 25 years and now my recovery, has given me insights that I use to help others. Rather than stay a "victim" of my disease, I transformed my life and I want the same for you or your loved. I have such intense empathy with those whose shoes I once walked in. That is why I encourage anyone affected by an eating disorder to contact me - whether you are the sufferer or a loved one, I am always here to lend a sympathetic ear, offer advice and provide what support I can to you.
My first book, Learning To Be Me, My Twenty-Three Year Battle with Bulimia details my intense struggle with bulimia-from losing my large intestines to having my last rites said to me. I hold nothing back in this honest and forthright book.
My second book, 50 Strategies to Sustain Recovery from Bulimia, provides simple yet highly effective strategies for transforming your life to sustain full recovery from bulimia. These strategies enable the sufferer to manifest a full life and live as their true and authentic selves.
In “50 Strategies to Sustain Recovery from Bulimia” I share the practical strategies I have employed to ensure I sustain my recovery. These simple to use tools have profound, life-changing impact and help those in recovery build positive, fulfilling relationships with themselves and the world around them. I hope my message of self-empowerment and the detailed action steps needed to achieve it will prove truly transformational to those with a willingness to embrace change.
"There is no better guide to recovery than someone who has been through the fire and emerged transformed. Jocelyn Golden has done that. Not only does she share all the ideas that helped her recover, her caring and compassion for her readers comes through strongly."
Patricia J. Crane, Ph.D., author of Ordering from the Cosmic Kitchen.
"Down to earth, practical exercises and inspirational writing enable readers to overcome their own challenges with this devastating disease, and maintain recovery. Jocelyn's antidote to the harmful relationship with bulimia: belief in the self and the wonder of life."
Shoshana Kobrin, author of The Satisfied Soul: Your Path to Fulfillment
"Jocelyn offers insight drawn from her own struggles of bulimia. She graciously shares that wisdom by offering practical methods that guide the healing process. 50 Strategies provides the framework for all who are willing to embrace the journey towards recovery."
Mary Ellen Clausen, Executive Director/Founder Ophelia's Place
"The exercises provided at the end of each chapter really make this book unique. These thought provoking exercises supplement the text, serving to reinforce the strategies discussed and ensuring that the patient has mastered them before moving on. They keep the reader actively involved in his/her own recovery. The book is organized in a way that truly follows the thought process of a recovering bulimic and intervenes at every step to help instill a solution at the root of the problem (negative thoughts)."
"Steps towards maintaining recovery" Mona Zohny, International Journal of Psychotherapy
What follows is the true story of my twenty-three-year battle with bulimia. From its innocuous beginnings when I was thirteen, it took me on a journey of violent self-abuse that brought me to the edge of complete self-destruction. It left me so physically damaged that I required two life-altering surgeries and, as a result, I am reminded every day of the road I have traveled. Along the way my cries for help went unheard or were misunderstood and my utter reliance on and immersion in my disease eclipsed and overshadowed everything else. It was not until nearly a quarter of a century of living every aspect of my life through this disease that I found the strength, inspiration, and support to seek the help that finally brought me into recovery and enabled me to live without my most enduring companion, bulimia.
Today I am sharing this story with you, whoever you are — sufferer, friend, family member, spouse — in the hope you can spare yourself or someone you love from taking a journey similar to mine. If I can give you or your loved one the gift of self-kindness and resisting the false promises bulimia or other eating disorders offer, then my journey will not have been in vain.
"""Having read many books on eating disorders, I am always inspired by ones that are written from a personal perspective. Learning To Be Me is so honest and bravely written. It offers readers immense hope, and I am already recommending it to some of my clients.""
-Andrea Wachter, coauthor of The Don't Diet, Live-It! Workbook