Recovery & Life

In Saturday’s Recovery Class we were discussing well known ‘Charles Schultz Philosophy’, which you can read below. Eating Distress is a reaction to life, a reaction to the times we are living in. Recovery is not just letting go of destructive behaviours, but also an understanding of what our life is about. Looking at your life in a philosophical way, can make this process much more enjoyable and permanent. Many people who enjoy life, and are happy, spend much more time reflecting and thinking about their lives, than people who are stressed and living in franticness and business.

Do you own your life philosophy?

Do you spend time reflecting ?

Do you invest time in yourself?

Do you know what you want?

If yes – well done!

If not – time to start Now!

Charles Schultz philosophy:

Just read this straight through and you’ll get the point.
1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five Heisman trophy winners.
3. Name the last five winners of the Miss America contest.
4. Name ten people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize.
5. Name the last half dozen Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
6. Name the last decade’s worth of World Series winners.

How did you do?

The facts are, none of us remember the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They are the best in their fields. But the applause dies. Awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners.

See how you do on this one:

  1. List a few teachers who aided your journey through school.
  2. Name three friends who have helped you through a difficult time.
  3. Name five people who have taught you something worthwhile.
  4. Think of a few people who have made you feel appreciated and special.
  5. Think of five people you enjoy spending time with.
  6. Name half a dozen heroes whose stories have inspired you.


The lesson: The people who make a difference in your life are not the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They are the ones that care.
“Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today …… It’s already tomorrow in Australia.”
Charles Schulz

Few more quotes from well know philosophers. Maybe you can start to write your own – there is not right or wrong – just YOURS:)

Life begins on the other side of despair

If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in a bad company

Everything has been figured out, except how to live

Jean-Paul Sartre

Well begun is half done.


That which doesn’t kill us, makes us stronger

Friedrich Nietzche