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Emotional Anorexia

  • 2015 8 Jul
Emotional Anorexia

Most of us are familiar with physical anorexia, but what about emotional anorexia—the feelings of being emotionally starved, feeling empty inside. Emotional anorexia can be the result of years of neglecting our inner life, avoiding feelings of pain and opportunities to feel joy. The results of neglecting our inner life can be physically draining too, leading to us feeling tired, worn out and lifeless. The solution is tend compassionately to our inner life, taking good care of ourselves. Are you taking a little time every day to reflect and restore your physical, emotional and spiritual life? 

Dr. David Hawkins is the director of the Marriage Recover Center where he counsels couples in distress. He is the author of over 30 books, including Dealing With the CrazyMakers in Your Life90 Days to a Fantastic Marriage, and When Pleasing Others is Hurting You. Dr. Hawkins grew up in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and lives with his wife on the South Puget Sound where he enjoys sailing, biking, and skiing. He has active practices in two Washington cities. You can also find Dr. Hawkins on Facebook and TwitterDr. Hawkins offers a free, 20 minute consultation, with requests sent to his email address at Also, remember his guarantee at The Marriage Recovery Center: 3 Days To A New Marriage, Guaranteed! He is also excited to continue offering his special eBook, A Love Life of Your Dreams free for you to download.