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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

ACORN Primary Intensives Successful – Spread the Word

ACORN Primary Intensives Successful – Spread the Word

ACORN Primary Intensives Successful – Spread the Word We just completed the January Primary Intensive, and everyone became rigorously abstinent, dealt with deep emotional issues, and moved towards accepting their powerlessness.  We sometimes forget how special this program is for those who are new to food addiction, those having trouble getting abstinent, and those in… Continue Reading

January and February Opportunities Include Relapse Prevention

January and February Opportunities Include Relapse Prevention

Registering NOW! 5-Day Living in Recovery, Jan. 27 – 31 Alumni Retreat: Relapse Prevention, Feb. 2 – 4 Primary Intensive, Feb. 6 – 11  Call 941-378-2122 or click here to register on the ACORN website. Often the start of a new year brings the desire to make commitments and promises to change habits, begin a… Continue Reading