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The raw and naked truth experiences of my eating disorder, depression & suicide attempts as I journaled my way through the darkness.
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"F*CK THE SCALE" 

A raw and honest collection of my journal entries through my journey of suffering from an eating disorder, anxiety, depression paranoia and suicide attempts for over 17 years, to being admitted to the Psych Ward and then fighting death to overcome the demons once and for all.

I’ve been EMPOWERING women to say “F*CK the SCALE” for over 15 years. I’ve overcome bulimia along with many of the mental and physical challenges that come with having an eating disorder. I know firsthand just how damn hard it can be to have a positive body image but I also know it is possible. 

WHO AM I 

My F♥JAM - My Biggest Supporters
My F♥JAM - My Biggest Supporters

I currently live in Fredericton, NB and am the spouse of a military vet (and self-proclaimed athlete), the mother of two girls, baker at heart (published in Oxygen magazine for a potato recipe, boring in comparison to cupcakes, I know), crazy CARMA cat lady (4 and counting), collector of big ass coffee mugs and I love wine for under $15. 

MY LIFE's MISSION & PASSION 

EMPOWERED Weekend Retreat helping Women speak their #nakedtruth and say "F*CK the SCALE"
EMPOWERED Weekend Retreat helping Women speak their #nakedtruth and say "F*CK the SCALE"

I have dedicated and volunteered my time building women’s self-esteem, enabling them to discover how powerful their minds can be and celebrating each and every ‘flaw’ shamelessly with them. I truly believe the scale doesn’t measure your worth and I have not owned one since circa 2006. Besides, it’s usually lying anyway. 

I am sincerely focused around helping others share their powerful story and ending the stigma that surrounds mental health issues. I have already started writing and collecting research for my next book that will include all the real life stories of the WOMEN WARR;ORS who are brave enough to share their #nakedtruth 

WHY I WROTE THIS BOOK 

Where I first started journaling that helped create the book I'm proud to call "F*CK the SCALE".  This is also where the best day of my life happened, I threw out  the scale for life!
Where I first started journaling that helped create the book I'm proud to call "F*CK the SCALE". This is also where the best day of my life happened, I threw out the scale for life!

It has been a dream of mine since I was admitted to the Psych Ward back in December of 2005 to write a book about the raw realities of eating disorders, anxiety, depression, paranoia and suicide. This book came to be because during my nail gripping battle for life my only source of peace was to write, A LOT! The pen guided my crazy and erratic thoughts to paper and it helped me get my feelings out because at the time I was not willing to let anyone into my head. If I was scared of my own thoughts, what were others going to think? 

TODAY

The other beautiful place that I spent many hours writing and editing the book, overlooking Grand Lake, NB.
The other beautiful place that I spent many hours writing and editing the book, overlooking Grand Lake, NB.

To sit here today, I realize just how important the #nakedtruth is and if I can help just one person in the midst of the darkness then I hope their story will EMPOWER another to speak their #nakedtruth too. People with mental illnesses are often treated as though there isn’t much hope for them. I have written this book because I know what it means to go to war with thoughts of self-hatred and anxiety. I understand that mental health can be a battleground and a fierce daily struggle. But I know the war can be won. 

HOW IT ALL STARTED 

The book came to be because of the journals I wrote over 13 years past.    Finally 2 years ago, when I was suddenly hit with a burnout, the demons of anxiety, depression and paranoia had come back in a fury once again I began typing what had haunted me once before. I had lost all self-esteem, self-worth and confidence when it came to journaling and meditation so my only option was to write what had already been written as I figured I couldn’t possibly screw it up. 

13 Years Ago...So much being hidden behind those eyes
13 Years Ago...So much being hidden behind those eyes

DREAM COME TRUE

A grilled cheese and Tomato Soup, all is well in the world.  My home away from home in Grand Lake, NB.
A grilled cheese and Tomato Soup, all is well in the world. My home away from home in Grand Lake, NB.

Although I am not new to writing, I am definitely a NEW Author to be!  I want to help EMPOWER others to speak out about their own journeys and help create programs to help facilitate those that require intensive healing.  

During my own journey, I was part of the Day Therapy Program that was put on by the Dr. Everett Chalmers Hospital Psych Ward and had it of not been for that specific program, I would not be here today. Unfortunately there is no longer a Day Therapy Program which truly saddens me to the core. I want part of the proceeds of this book to help rebuild an intensive program that is much needed in our community especially for young women to realize just how amazing they are. This truly has become my life`s mission and it is a matter of life or death. 

I’M ASKING FOR YOUR HELP

This is me.  Being Naked.  Asking for your Support.
This is me. Being Naked. Asking for your Support.

I will be the first to admit, asking for help is NOT easy. BUT I am going to put myself out there and ask "Will you help me and my dream come true?

The book is complete as far as my writing is concerned. Marketing, distribution, printing and advertising are an investment that I never took into account when this dream started coming true - my SMILES are always FREE of course! 

DEFINITION OF HELP 

1.  to give assistance or support 

2.  to make more pleasant or bearable 

3.  to be of use to or to further the advancement 

4.  to change for the better 

PAYING IT FORWARD

When someone does a good dead for you, instead of paying them back, pay it forward.
When someone does a good dead for you, instead of paying them back, pay it forward.

There is nothing more rewarding than being able to impact another person's life in a meaningful way all the while impacting your own. I know for me, having 2 young girls whom I absolutely love and adore makes me want to publish this book even more because I know when I was 13 years old, I was not the only one going through a mental health illness, yet I felt completely alone. 

 By donating to this Kickstarter Fund YOU will be making a difference in the lives of young and young-ish Canadians who are living in fear but are thinking about showing the world their #nakedtruth when it comes to their own mental health struggles.  It’s time to hold hands, get loud and take action!

endthestigma #getnaked 

WITH YOUR GENEROSITY

GRATITUDE - the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.
GRATITUDE - the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.

With your generosity you will see lives transformed, hearts touched and hope restored! Together we can show the world that there is hope no matter how dark and complex situations may appear. It would be great to get a kickstart and spread this message of hope and recovery to the people who need it most. Mental illness is a battle that is not easy to fight or win. It is a lonely, misunderstood and painful war that so many people are trapped within. 

It starts with YOU and YOUR generosity.  From the bottom of my heart, Thank-You.

I know if I were helping to support someone (which I have done many times in the past), I would want to know where my hard earned money was going. I am going to be as transparent as possible and list every possible expense that is being incurred during my book printing and launch. 

BREAKDOWN OF MY $4100 CAMPAIGN

With your Support, I can help EMPOWER others to speak their #nakedtruth
With your Support, I can help EMPOWER others to speak their #nakedtruth

MARKETING $500 

War;or bracelets, T-shirts, Facebook & Instagram Ads, posters 

PRINTING - $2200 

First print run of books – Amazon.ca Bookmarks, journals, stickers, postcards, posters, banners - Six Colour Copy in Fredericton, NB 

PHOTOGRAPHY - $150 

Book Cover and launch pictures - Denise Trask Photography in Fredericton, NB 

DESIGN - $300 

Book cover design, logo design, promotional material creation - Cap City Creative in Fredericton, NB 

BOOK LAUNCH - $950 

Venue costs, food, drink, decor. 

***Please note that Kickstarter will also receive a percentage of the total funds raised which helps them continue the incredible work they do in helping people see their dreams come to life.***

DAY THERAPY......SAVED MY LIFE

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IN DONATING, YOU ARE……

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NO socks, Makes me HAPPY!

• Giving hope to those who have none left. 

• Helping family members, friends, teachers and professionals understand the complexity of mental illness. 

• Encouraging people who are struggling with eating disorders, depression and anxiety to imagine a future. 

• Sharing my treatment that helped me to fully recover and move forward 

• Comforting people that they are not alone and isolated in their experiences of mental illness. 

• Inspiring people to move forward and see their story as valuable. 

• Encouraging people to value their bodies and who they are. 

• Preventing people from believing that suicide is the answer. 

• Empowering others to share their #nakedtruth 

TIMELINE 

OCTOBER, 2018  

- Launch of the Kickstarter campaign. My project will be live during 30 days in which you can become a backer and claim Kickstarter-exclusive rewards!  

- Remember sharing is caring – There are so many women who truly need to hear this story in order to be brave enough to share their own #nakedtruth journey 

NOVEMBER, 2018 

- Kickstarter campaign will end on a successful note, I am confident of that with my mission and your help. 

 - Book order will be placed with Amazon for the 1st copy to proof and make sure it is EXACTLY what I want for me and my readers to see. 

 - Kickstarter rewards will begin to be emailed and snail mailed out to backers 

DECEMBER, 2018 

- First mass order of books to be placed with Amazon. 

 - Mail out of kickstarter rewards to backers JANUARY, 2019 

- It’s like Christmas all over again, when I get to open up the first HOT OFF THE PRESS books from Amazon 

- Mail out of kickstarter rewards to bakers 

JANUARY, 2019

- Naked Truth Talk and Book Signing at Lieutenant Governor’s House in Fredericton, NB 

FEBRUARY, 2019 

- VIP Launch party in Fredericton, NB. 

- Book Launches in local businesses including Chapters 

- Mail out of final kickstarter rewards to bakers 

- Guest Speaker at Women and Wellness event and Book Signing in Moncton, NB.

I have OCD, therefore having a Timeline is like a kid in a candy store!
I have OCD, therefore having a Timeline is like a kid in a candy store!

I didn't want to keep you waiting, I think 13 years is enough so I’ve already completed research, writing, and found the publisher of the book, ME! I’m ready to go to press and deliver your rewards in time for the post-holiday blues. From the bottom of my ♥heart♥, I cannot express how truly grateful I am that you have come to this page, learned a bit about me and my story and will be forever grateful for your backing to my project.  I truly feel “F*CK the SCALE” will be THE 2019 New Year gift of life!

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Speak YOUR Truth #nakedtruthwarrior
Speak YOUR Truth #nakedtruthwarrior

Risks and challenges

There's always a small possibility that the time schedule will need to be updated due to problems regarding health, production delays or print malfunctions. I have taken these matters into account when creating the schedule, so there is already a buffer built into my timing. When delays do occur however, I will update you in a timely manner.

I will always strive to be 100% transparent about any challenges that are faced along the way.

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    Postcards, remember them?

    Get an actual hold in your hands postcard with the official book cover design sent to you wherever you are in the world.

    Plus, if you think your doctor has poor handwriting, wait until you try to read mine! I have the most illegible handwriting so it thrills me to be able to send you a handwritten postcard of thanks that you will hopefully decipher before 2020.

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    Brag to all your friends, go ahead you’re a giver and I appreciate you!

    So after I give you a big shout out on Instagram and Facebook go ahead and click the ‘share’ button so others can help spread the #nakedtruth love too! Remember to hashtag #f*ckthescale #nakedtruth #warr;or

    The shy type? No problem you can remain anonymous or put it in your pet’s name too!

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    YOU'RE A BUCKET FILLER

    A Bucket Filler is someone who says or does something nice for other people. By being a Bucket Filler we fill other peoples' buckets, and in turn we fill our own bucket.

    Socks are truly for giving because the boa constrictor constraints they put on my feet, drive me B-A-N-A-N-A-S!

    I am in love with giving back to our amazing community and I do know there are many deserving humans out there who would appreciate a little warr;or love.

    The homeless shelter in Fredericton, NB will receive a Warr;or Sock Pack that will include a pair of socks, yummy snack & coffee voucher.

    PLUS, you will have your name or pet's name featured in my book as a Bucket Filler in both digital and printed copies.

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    SIGNED - SEALED - DELIVERED

    Reserve one of the first hot off the press books signed with my messy John Hancock and a meaningful note of gratitude.

    You will also receive a locally printed bookmark to hold your spot, if for some silly reason you have to put the book down.

    Mailed right to your door via snail mail or delivered in person if you are nearby, this book also makes the perfect gift for giving to someone special.

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    BIG HE♥RT GIVER

    I will donate a signed book on your behalf to one of the following charities that mean the world to me.

    You have the choice of choosing from the list below and the book will dedicated and signed by the author in your honor.

    DECH 2SE Wing
    Hungry for Hope Counselling
    CMHA Fredericton Chapter
    CMHA Moncton Chapter
    CMHA Saint John Chapter
    CHIMO Helpline
    NEDIC – National Eating Disorder Information Centre
    OR Charity approved by Author

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    VIP SUPERSTAR

    Receive 2-VIP tickets to my private launch party where you get to hang with my closest family, friends, #nakedtruthwarriors & VIP’s.

    Get pics taken with or without the author in the super fun photo booth by the photographer who created my book cover.

    They'll be delicious food, a signature warr;or cocktail, music, tons of laughter & tears.

    Get books signed in person and have a chance to chat with the author or ask questions.

    This is going to be a night to remember and one you’ll definitely want to be a part of!

    Date: February, 2019 TBA details TBA
    Location: Fredericton, NB details TBA

    Travel and accommodations are not covered in this package.

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    BRA OFF. HAIR UP. SWEATS ON!

    I am worth it and so are YOU! A very exclusive, beautiful & locally made warr;or healing box.

    The warr;or box will help you to relax and smell good too!

    INCLUDES my FAVORITE THINGS

    ♥Homemade WARRIOR body scrub made by Sam the author in Fredericton, NB.
    This treatment will leave your skin feeling like a baby's butt and will have you smelling like a true badass.

    ♥Locally made warr;or signature scrunchie by Loop Scrunchies in Fredericton, NB.
    These scrunchies are ALL THE RAGE right now, and these have been created specifically for my warr;ors, they won't last long and are limited so get it while you can.

    ♥Healing bracelet locally made by Anchored Soul Creations in Fredericton, NB.
    This bracelet is to remind you to believe and feel empowered every time you look at it.
    I wear mine proudly every day.

    ♥Branded Journal locally made by Six Color Copy in Fredericton, NB.
    It's time to #getnaked with your thoughts. These journals saved me when I thought life was not possible. Getting my thoughts out on paper, took them out of my head and helped to empower me to believe it was possible.

    Includes:
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    • ♥E-mailed digital download of book cover to spread the love.
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    HAPPY HOUR HERO

    Had a rough week?

    Come in your PJ’s or casual Friday jeans cause this is all about being comfy and havin' a time at your Kitchen Party Happy Hour!

    Invite as many family/friends/co-workers to come and enjoy some bubbly and indulge in some locally made gourmet cupcakes!

    I guarantee this is the perfect way to get popular and make friends quickly! It's also the best way to kick-off the weekend or an excuse to have some bubbly and cupcakes on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. Heck, it can be any day of the week and any time of your choosing, whatever works best for you and your crowd!

    You’ll also receive a private 30-minute reading of my book.

    I’ll answer any questions you may have regarding my journey and perhaps you will want to share yours too.

    I’ll even sign your book with the worst John Hancock you’ve ever seen as a way to say thank-you.

    This package is available for anyone within a 2-hour radius of Fredericton.

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    WHEN THE M♥♥N HITS YOUR EYE

    Invite 15 of your friends for a girls night in OR 15 of your co-workers for the perfect team bonding event at your work!

    Enjoy the most amazing wood fired pizza Fredericton has to offer from Milda’s as well as a selection of red & white wines.

    Milda’s offers artisan style wood-fired pizzas that not only offers selections for the carnivore, but also specializes in vegan with their own homemade cheese. They offer good food, great quality, local fare and where possible organic ingredients that are combined to create an amazing taste sensation.

    Get spoiled with makeovers and create a fresh new look for Spring or Summer (don’t worry guys there’s products for you too!). I believe in using only the highest quality cosmetics and skincare that is cruelty free, because you deserve the best!

    Mix & mingle the day/night away because this event is all about you having fun mid-week, end-week or any time of the week. Woodfired Pizza + Vino = Perfect way to make friends fast!

    You’ll also receive 16 copies of the book that you can have signed with my messy John Hancock the night of the event.

    This event is only available to those that live in Fredericton or within 20 minutes of the city center.

    ***Please note you will receive the Happy Hour Hero Package with your purchase, however it will be included into this event and not on a separate day/night.***

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