Unwinding Myself Whole
A journey towards finding truth, the will to live in a destructive culture, and love for life
Unwinding Myself Whole is the working title of my book, which is a memoir. This is what it is about:
Unwinding Myself Whole begins with a fifteen-year-old girl struggling with a severe eating disorder. As she exits the hospital and reenters her world of family and high-school-friends she understands that to survive in mainstream American culture the best option is to bury her true-self. Follow her on a path from anorexia, to promiscuity and drugs, through marriage and divorce, and finally to the wilderness, where, for the first time in ten years, she is forced to examine the roots of her own self-hate. With nature as a wakeup call her journey to uncover her buried self begins, leading her to the ultimate discovery that to fully heal means not just a healthy diet, but the creation of a truly nourishing life.
After almost seven years of writing, editing, and rewriting and working with a writer’s group I have finished a full first draft of my book. I am now in the process of deciding what I will do with it… publish, self publish, never publish, post on this website? I don’t know. Most importantly I want to share my journey with others. Who knows where the journey will lead next…