Life without Ed: How One Woman Declared Independence from Her Eating Disorder

Jenni Schaefer

Tuesday, 26 Feb 2008 at 7:30 pm – Sun Room, Memorial Union

Jenni Schaefer often says that she has never been married, but she is happily divorced. A recovered bulimic, she coauthored Life Without Ed with her psychotherapist, Thom Rutledge, who taught her to treat her eating disorder as a relationship rather than an illness or condition. Schaefer actually named her anorexia/bulimia "Ed," an acronym for "eating disorder." Jenni Schaefer is a consultant with the Center for Change in Orem, Utah, and a contributing author to Chicken Soup for the Recovering Soul. She is a regular guest on national radio and television, including appearances on Dr. Phil and Entertainment Tonight. Her work has been recognized in national publications, including the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Washington Times, and Woman's World. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week.

Cosponsored By:
  • Athletics Department
  • Castlewood Treatment Center, Missouri
  • Catalyst Counseling, Ames
  • Department of Residence
  • Food Science and Human Nutrition
  • Graduate Students in Psychology
  • Kinesiology
  • Mary Greeley Medical Center
  • Nutrition Centre, Des Moines
  • Student Counseling Services
  • The Ranch Recovery Living, Tennessee
  • Thielen Student Health Center
  • Women's Studies Program
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)