“Shame tells us that no one else could possibly understand, care for or help us. Shame insists that we don’t deserve friends or loved ones, especially not those who attempt to nourish us. Shame makes sure that we feel alone in the world, and stranded.” — Amy Liu
“The need to eat is one of the few experiences we all share. Coming together to prepare a meal, to serve it, to eat it, binds us to other people more often than sex and more closely than circumstance.” — Harriet Brown
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Sam Child is the Director of Communications for Eat Breathe Thrive. A strong advocate for the therapeutic role of yoga in overcoming food and body image issues, Sam has been involved with Eat Breathe Thrive since the crowdfunding campaign which kickstarted the organization. Among the EBT team members, Sam is renowned for her organizational skills, her attention to detail, and a firm yet compassionate style of communication. As well as her various roles within Eat Breathe Thrive, Sam is a volunteer at a local playgroup for children with special needs, a student yoga teacher, and a proud "mummy" to three kitties.
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