About the Book
Full is the true, poignant story of one woman's spiritual journey as she recovers from anorexia, eases the emotional pain of her hunger through yoga and Buddhism, and finally becomes full.
In this inspiring and captivating memoir, Kimber Simpkins captures vividly-with piercing insight, raw emotion, and often humor-the all-consuming hunger she felt on a daily basis as a result of an eating disorder. Sick of dieting and hating her body, Simpkins decides to get to the bottom of her unhappy relationship with her body. That's when she discovers the healing power of yoga and Buddhism.
Along the way, Simpkins realizes her hunger isn't simply physical, but that it comes from a place deep inside her. Through the wise teachings of yoga and meditation, Simpkins discovers she doesn't have to live in a prison of self-dissatisfaction. In fact, by understanding the root of her pain and learning to love herself in body, mind, and spirit, Simpkins is able to truly set herself free.
As she wrestles with her inner demons of hunger and perfectionism and learns how self-acceptance can soften even her toughest inner critic, Simpkins takes us along on her voyage of self-discovery. At its core, this book is a journey to find true self-fulfillment that will inspire readers in their own search to create a full and meaningful life.
Books by Kimber Simpkins
—Signe Darpinian, author of Knock Out Dieting
—Tamara Gerlach, author of Cultivating Radiance
-Linda Bacon, PhD, coauthor of Body Respect
-Dina Proctor, author of Madly Chasing Peace
-Katie Silcox, author of Healthy, Happy, Sexy
-Wes “Scoop” Nisker
-Eric Bottino, clinician at the Young Adult and Family Center's eating disorder program at the University of California, San Francisco
-Sharon Salzberg, cofounder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and author of Real Happiness and Real Happiness at Work
-Tamara Traeder, LMFT, LPCC
—Angela Farmer, world-renowned yoga teacher
-Nishanga Bliss, DSc, LAc, author of Real Food All Year