October Good News: Your Body is Worth Getting to Know I was in my late 20's, and well into my struggles with anorexia and bulimia, before I began to

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October Good News: Your Body is Worth Getting to Know


Nothing feels quite so wonderful as suddenly discovering the power of your own WINGS!

I was in my late 20's, and well into my struggles with anorexia and bulimia, before I began to perceive a tangible difference between "my body" and "me."

After so many years of casually speaking about "my body," "my mind," "my heart," "my spirit," I finally started to wonder just who the "my" was who claimed all of these things.

Who owned "my body?"

Who was in charge of "my mind?"

Who sensed the presence of "my heart?"

Who was it who spoke of "my spirit" with such confidence?

Well, it must be .... "me."

All at once, I became deeply curious about just who this "me" was who rated a body, a mind, a heart, a spirit all her own.

It was like, after years of trudging around everywhere on foot, I discovered I had had a set of wide, aerodynamic wings on my own back all along!

Here were all these great tools - all these powerful helpers and supporters - but now I needed to figure out what they could do, how to take care of them, how to use them.

In pursuing the answers to these questions, I discovered that my body, my mind, my heart, and my spirit are well worth getting to know.

Yours are too.

If you are willing, and you take the time, I can affirm that some of your greatest mentors and friends in life dwell just beneath your own skin.

I hope you will give yourself - and them - the gift of getting to know you!

With great respect and love,



This month in Good News:

Inspiration for Beating Ana (and Mia, and Ed)
Invite Me to Speak to Your Group!
Love & Feathers: "When You're Pretty and You Know It"
Reserve your copy of Pearl's new BOOK!
Meet Malti!
Mentoring & Recovery Blog: "Celebrating Plumpness"
Participate in Vital Eating Disorders Research
Take Good News & Pass it On


Inspiration for Beating Ana (and Mia and Ed)

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My body is my bodyguard; it is charged with doing whatever it takes to preserve my life and keep me safe.

From "Beating Ana: How to Outsmart Your Eating Disorder and Take Your Life Back"


Invite Me to Speak to Your Group!

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"Beauty Undressed" is the kind of campus program you encounter once in a lifetime.

Shannon Cutts survived anorexia, bulimia, debilitating anxiety, and deep depression.

The worst of her battles happened while she was in high school and college.

Like most students, she knew how to study and get good grades.

But it was what she didn't know - how to fix the pain inside - that nearly killed her.

Spend an evening with Shannon and "Beauty Undressed."

Find out what you need to succeed during life's darkest moments - in college and beyond.


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When You're Pretty and You Know It


By letting admirers kiss your soft feathery belly (so as to experience your prettiness up close) you can provide “maximum happiness” to all right away!

Prettiness may first be noticeable from the outside, but that is not where it starts.

Prettiness originates from deep within.

If you have a pretty spirit, a pretty heart, a pretty mind, pretty intentions, then a pretty presentation is sure to follow.

Prettiness is also even more enjoyable when it is shared.

When you are very pretty and you know it, and you choose to share your prettiness with others, you are helping the world because everyone who sees you will feel happier right away.

Here is an example of how to “share prettiness” for maximum happiness on Earth.....

==> To read the full post click HERE

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Meet Malti! (Pearl's little sister)

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Celebrating Plumpness

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Soft, round, brown, cute, blubbery harbor seals. -Photo courtesy of Wikipedia

Not so long ago, I found myself standing on a warm, sunny, sandy beach in my very favorite place on earth.

My folks and I were passing a pair of binoculars between us.

The focus of our avid interest?

Soft round brown harbor seals.

After struggling through half a mile of soft sand on foot, we burst over the top of the High Head dunes on Cape Cod to discover them by the hundreds, basking on the warm sand and bobbing happily in the surf with just their plump sweet noses upturned towards the sun.

We were riveted.

So soft!


So round!

Suddenly I heard myself exclaim, “I love seals and all their round soft cute rolls of blubbery goodness!”

Huh? What?

Did I really just utter the equivalent of “I love blubber?”

==> To read the full blog post, click HERE

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Help Others Heal by Participating in Life Saving Eating Disorders Research!

MentorCONNECT is proud to be collaborating with one of the world's pre-eminent eating disorder researchers, Dr. Walter Kaye, and his research team at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD).

Dr. Kaye and his team are interested in studying the positive traits of eating disorder recovery and learning from recovered persons how eating disorders develop and what recovering people need in order to heal!

Do You Want to Help Others Heal? Then Read This!

p.s. all expenses are paid and additional compensation is provided for accepted research participants


Take Good News & Pass It On!

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Good News is meant to be shared.

Do you know someone who could benefit from an ezine like Good News or a recovery community like MentorCONNECT?

Is your group looking for a powerful speaker who can empower whole audiences to get excited about tackling personal limitations as opportunities for growth?

Then take one helping of Good News...and pass it on!




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About Me

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Me. Pearl.

Hi! Thanks for reading "Good News" - I hope you enjoyed this month's edition. :-)

If you want to learn more about my story of recovery, I invite you to check out "Beating Ana: how to outsmart your eating disorder and take your life back." In this book I share all the things I did to recover from my eating disorder.

As part of writing "Beating Ana," I also founded MentorCONNECT, the first global eating disorders nonprofit mentoring community. MentorCONNECT exists to give others the experience of mentoring that saved my life.

==> To connect with me: www.shannoncutts.com

==> To connect with my beautiful and loud sidekick, Pearl: loveandfeathers.com

==> To connect with Pearl's (much quieter) little sister, Malti: maltiandme.com

See you next month with more Good News!

With all my best,


p.s. There is always a reason to have hope! If I could beat my eating disorder, YOU CAN TOO.


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The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else. -E.E. Cummings

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