Thom Rutledge may be best-known to the eating disorders world these days as Jenni Schaefer’s therapist, but Jenni is just one of literally hundreds of folks who credit Thom for life-saving guidance, mentoring, and support.

When I first published Beating Ana and launched MentorCONNECT, I was pretty starry-eyed around folks I considered to be “eating disorder celebrities.”  So when I first started getting email from Thom himself, I nearly fell over.

But he liked what we were up to with MentorCONNECT, and proposed a collaboration. His idea involved “teleconferences,” which made technologically-challenged me feel a bit faint for other reasons. His part would be to lead them. My part would be to run the teleconferencing program.

Needless to say, it took awhile for us to get the thing up and running.

But to date, Thom has presented 9 amazing teleconferences for us, and the 10th is right around the corner on February 9th.

So I thought I would invite you to attend!

The event is totally free, and it is called “The What’s, When’s, How’s and Who’s of Eating Disorder Recovery.” The focus will be on developing a solid recovery plan that supports you in your efforts to heal. If you are not suffering from an eating disorder, but have battled alcoholism and drug addiction, you will benefit equally, because Thom is recovered from both himself and has a strong 12 Step background in addition to his counseling credentials.

I hope you can join us!

Get more information about the event here:

p.s. If you are not able to attend on February 9th, we also podcast these events and you can subscribe on iTunes or visit our Events page to listen to past podcasts – you can find all 9 of Thom’s past events there and it is FREE to listen and download them!

Today’s Takeaway: What do you really need to support you and uplift you in your efforts to heal right now? Are you giving yourself the time you need and deserve to feel supported? Who really inspires you, and how can you arrange to spend more time with them virtually, in person, or through their words?






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    Last reviewed: 6 Feb 2012

APA Reference
Cutts, S. (2012). Mentoring That Will Kick Ed’s Booty. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 29, 2015, from



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