Oprah lives by it. Millions are reading it. Have you heard “The Secret?”
I’ll save you some cash and tell you the big secret…positive thinking.
Author Rhonda Byrnes did a great job repackaging this concept, marketing genius is all it is, and American’s lapped it up in our desparate quest for happiness.
Here’s the concept:
If you think positive, you will be positive.
What you give, you’ll get back.
Smile, its contagious.
Hard to live by? Depends.
I do think this concept is especially important for eating disorder sufferers.
The mind is a powerful tool, fill it with self doubt, body hate, and your life will undoubtedly shrink down to a world of misery, and obsession with food.
Do I think eating disorders can be cured by positive thinking? Not a chance. But I do believe that it can help. Positive thoughts can lead towards a path of change, it can send you in new directions, and it may even land you in therapy where you belong.