HOLLY CURTIS has dedicated her life to helping others recover from eating disorders and thrive. The founder of Holly’s Healing Heart graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Psychology and is a CCI Certified Eating Disorder Coach trained by the renowned Carolyn Costin Institute and a live-in companion for The O’Connor Professional Group. She brings with her not only the experience of being an expert in the field but also 28 years of personal recovery from anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.
What influenced your path to success?
The phrase Lead with Love. Love heals. Love endures,’ particularly resonates with me. My childhood abandonment caused me to fear love and attachment. Creating a safe foundation for myself through honoring my choices, having a family of my own, and reconnecting to my soul was the medicine I needed to heal myself. I shift my clients toward recovery by touching their souls with love, compassion, and understanding. I walked in their shoes and help them lift their shame and pain by being transparent about my eating disorder journey and recovery.
What are your greatest wins?
Gaining the trust of a severely anorexic teen, who lost her mother to suicide and refused inpatient treatment because she spent most of her childhood in institutions, was a huge moment for me. I lost my mother to suicide at age 14 and then lived at boarding school. Through the bond of shared experience and direction of her clinical treatment team, I was able to weight restore her while she lived at home.
What advice would you give to future Power Women?
You have the power to choose the direction of your life at any moment. What you believe you can achieve.
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