What inspired you to write your book?
Sophie became passionate about this “life changing” path after she healed from bulimia and lost seventy-five pounds through the process. As she was healing she was told by many psychological professionals that once you have an eating disorder you will always have an eating disorder. She wanted to prove this incredibly discouraging advise to be wrong, so she looked into the depth of her soul and sorted out her issues and stands healed today! In 2006, Sophie started her own company, LSS Harmony Life Coaching, to help people who are struggling with life to find freedom. She also developed this program called The Continuous Appetite ™ to help people discover the meaning underneath their cravings and practice different techniques that result in the end to emotional overeating, which she has now turned into a book.
About your Book:
Have you ever found yourself eating and eating and eating and, even though you know that you won’t be happy with this choice later, you’re unable to stop? The Continuous Appetite takes you an interactive journey of your holistic self: your body, emotions, mind and spirit, and brings awareness to help you recognize what is happening within those parts of you, long before a craving is present. As you gain awareness, by practicing different techniques, your destructive eating habits are transformed and you’re able to positively respond to your life, instead of compulsively acting on your cravings.
Cuisine Style or Food Genre
Self-Help for Overeating
Sample Recipe or Food Advice
Food is not the problem, and most compulsive food cravings are an indication that something within is out of balance. The term “holistic” means to view the whole system rather than the individual parts and food cravings can show up when you’re out of balance in your body, emotions, mind and spirit. For example, let’s take a look at what your creamy food cravings could be trying to tell you.
Creamy cravings like ice cream, puddings, custards, or even mashed potatoes have something in common besides milk. Creamy foods are comforting because it returns us to our primal action of sucking and that makes us feel comforted and soothed. Craving these foods (irrationally) could possibly point to an inner discomfort with uncomfortable feelings & worrisome thoughts, which is the inner disruption going on inside (discomfort and/or worry) but not the need. The need is to comfort and sooth those uncomfortable thoughts and feelings by finding what soothes you.
Instead of indulging with anything creamy, first take a look at what might make you feel comforted & soothed. Really think about it and make your list of 20 things that make you feel comforted and soothed, but you cannot BLT (bite/buy, lick or taste) anything on the list. Some examples might be to take a bath, give yourself a foot massage, or wear comfortable soft cozy clothing.
What formats are your books in
How do you see writing a food/cookbook as different from writing other genres of books?
My book is the book you read before you go on a diet or grab that healthy cookbook, but I’d imagine that writing a cookbook really takes on a different process of organization, application and trail to make sure all the components fit together as best as they can.
What advice would you give to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a food book or cookbook
Gather your ideas in one space, and then get organized. Create an outline and a feel for the book. Then create a strategy to begin the writing process, ie., one chapter a week, one section a week, etc. If you need help or accountability hire a book coach who can help you coordinate all of the above!
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I worked on getting an agent for two years and was repeatedly told that in order to get a traditional publisher I would need to have a database of a hundred thousand plus people, which I didn’t not, but explains why you see so may reality stars with book deals. Eventually I got to the place where I needed to get the information inside of me out and decided to self-publish through Balboa Press-a division of HayHouse,
Sophie Skover is an author, holistic life coach, inspirational speaker and intuitive teacher, who works to help others experience harmony in their lives. She became passionate about this “life changing” path after she healed from bulimia and lost seventy-five pounds through the process. As she healed her own inner issues, one craving at a time, she developed a program to heal what she calls The Continuous Appetite. This helps people who emotionally overeat to transform the body, emotions, mind, and spirit by gently pulling back the layers of dysfunction when a craving surfaces. In 2006, Sophie started her own company, LSS Harmony Life Coaching, which encourages us to face our inner life and turn our obstacles into opportunities!