July is Self-Care Month/New Schedule/New Locations!

July is Self-Care Month/New Schedule/New Locations!

Happy July! I hope your start to summer has been peaceful, abstinent and fun. Mine has been great. I have been in Vancouver for the last couple of weeks which has been nice….friends, family and lots of sunshine. I am heading back to Florida to facilitate our three upcoming programs; the 5-day Primary Intensive followed… Continue Reading

Miraculous Journey

Miraculous Journey

Happy June!! We are just days away from the beginning of summer…yay! I used to dread summer as for me it meant shame and pain. Shame of my obese body that I wasn’t willing to stuff into summer clothes (tank tops, shorts and bathing suits) and the physical pain of the rashes that showed up on… Continue Reading

Women’s Health Month

Women’s Health Month

Happy May! Today I was thinking of the saying “April showers bring May flowers”. That saying doesn’t really fit for Florida weather (as there really hasn’t been any rain to speak of), which is where I am currently but it definitely fits for Vancouver’s weather. May is a time for new beginnings, the sun is… Continue Reading

Special Request From Phil

Special Request From Phil

The Food Addiction Institute is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, separate from ACORN, that advocates for abstinence-based food addiction recovery.  Phil, Mary and many in the ACORN network were involved in founding FAI in 2005. FAI is preparing to launch a nationwide campaign, “Just Say It! Addiction to Food is Real! Recovery is Possible!” As an… Continue Reading

Alumni Retreat:  Blocks to Working Steps 4 through 9

Alumni Retreat:  Blocks to Working Steps 4 through 9

For over twenty years, ACORN Primary Intensives have focused on helping food addicts do deeper food First Steps – “We admitted we were powerless over food….”  We have received numerous requests for a workshop focused on blocks to working Steps 4 through 9.  Please join us as we launch this new alumni workshop. Here are… Continue Reading

Phil’s musing about World Health Day and Food Addiction

Phil’s musing about World Health Day and Food Addiction

World Health Day and Food Addiction World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on April 7th, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization, as well as other related organizations http://www.who.int/campaigns/world-health-day/2018/en/. This special attention on issues of world health affords me the opportunity to muse about the critical issue of food… Continue Reading

National Nutrition Month and message from dietitian David Avram Wolfe

National Nutrition Month and message from dietitian David Avram Wolfe

Happy National Nutrition month! Every March since 1973 the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics has run a campaign focused on bringing people nutrition information and education. The campaign’s focus is on the importance of making informed food choices. “Making informed food choices”…hmm, for a food addict like me, this sounds like an oxymoron! While I… Continue Reading

Men’s “3-Days with Phil” April 6 – 8

Men’s “3-Days with Phil” April 6 – 8

MEN’s “3 Days with Phil” April 6 – 8, 2018 “Phil’s compassion, humor and competence have helped thousands of food addicts.” – Mary Rice This 3-day workshop will help you work on deep emotional and spiritual blocks that prevent you from becoming food abstinent or maintaining long-term abstinence and recovery. If you have trouble identifying feelings,… Continue Reading