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.
Kimber Simpkins is a certified Anusara (R) Yoga instructor and has trained with Judith Lasater as a Rest and Renew Instructor. She offers restorative yoga to her students, and is continually inspired by and grateful for her teachers, her students, and that great teacher of us all, life. A resident of the Bay Area for more than sixteen years, Simpkins moved to Berkeley to attend law school, and eventually became a lawyer. After practicing civil rights law for a couple of years, Kimber decided to pursue a more spiritual path that left time for family life, and began practicing yoga intensively. She comes from a family of lay preachers, teachers, singers, and healers, and is happy to have found an occupation that seems to blend all of these roles. When not on her yoga mat, Kimber may be found playing, working, writing, or hula hooping in her backyard garden.