Love this book! Inspiring and will help many others who struggle with eating disorders and ongoing negative thinking patterns.
, LCSW-C Founding Director of Eating Disorder Network of Maryland
I read Caroline Adams Miller's first book, My Name is Caroline, when I was struggling with my eating disorder in my twenties and found it moving and helpful. However, Positively Caroline is more important to me now. As a 52-year old in a very imperfect recovery, I was inspired to see her thriving despite difficulties that life threw her way. Her writing is clear and compelling as she describes maintaining her recovery and building a loving family despite business difficulties and family of origin issues. The book is like hearing from an old friend who has met challenges and continues to glow. "Positively Caroline" inspired me to work on new midlife goals, using Ms. Adams Miller's book "Living Your Best Life" as a guide.
If you have any doubt that mature, enduring recovery and happiness are possible, read "Positively Caroline." it is an inspiring chronicle of Caroline Miller's grit, and her fierce determination in the face of extraordinary challenges, to live a life filled with love, meaning and exemplary success.
, author, Change Your Questions, Change Your LIfe
I was a huge fan of Caroline's first book back in 1983 ... so it was a real thrill for me to see this sequel and catch up on Caroline's life again. Five stars is not enough.
What's great about Caroline in this book is her resilience and explaining how she bounced back from it. She has practical advice in every chapter about how she does this. It's a fascinating read and easy to lose track of time. It's like eating perfectly buttered popcorn with a bit a caramel sweetness. Only there are no calories and you feel great after you're finished.
Positively Caroline is a very inspiring book about life, careers, and the power of zest and resilience... [I]t is a wonderful gift to all women and men who want to forge their own definition of happiness and success.
I had planned to read this book on a vacation next month, but once it arrived I started reading it and could not put it down until I finished. Caroline has overcome so much and thrived despite everything life threw at her. This book will inspire many people whether or not they ever had an eating disorder.
Although the book is subtitled, "How I Beat Bulimia for Good," this book is not just for those with eating disorders or other addictions. This book is for anyone who has felt overwhelmed by life and found their way to a better place. The chapters at the end provide such a great example of how enthusiastic one can be when finding a calling - all the more so when the calling is about living well.
Positively Caroline is without a doubt a valuable resource for the everyday person but it is a must read for all counseling professionals.
This book is not just for those struggling with recovery issues or worrying about how well they support their children. We can all learn from people who have lived difficult lives with resilience and courage.
"Positively Caroline" is a very powerful book that will help so many people. Caroline touches all who have had issues or trauma - not just food issues ... I highly recommend this book not only to adults in recovery but to share with our teenage children as an example of how to conquer our challenges and become happy, whole people."
Caroline Adams Miller has written an amazing book on long term recovery from addiction.This book provides one of the clearest examples of how the new science of positive psychology is more than just a smiley face. Her application of positive psychology principles, of constructive goal setting, and her efforts to create smart boundaries against the negative and destructive forces in her life offer a role model for anyone seeking long term healthy recovery from addictive behavior.
Caroline Adams Miller is also at the forefront of Positive Psychology and research-based well-being with an incredible scholarly pedigree, so her journey is more than a sharing of a personal story, but one that encompasses years of dedication to study and implementation of research based learning to not just survive - but thrive. I do not have an eating disorder but found this book very relevant in many ways -- such as the dilemma of being a working mother who needs to care for a family while also remaining relevant professionally- and find a center of balance for oneself in the process!
This book gives hope to women everywhere who have fallen and need to know that they can and will get back up. Caroline is an amazing writer, she has the ability to paint a scene so vividly you feel as though you are standing there right beside her. This is a must read to anyone looking for their next great book.
This is a book every executive coach and every clinician should have in their library to recommend to clients. For those working with women as an executive coach, this book is a must. For every success driven woman in the U.S. I will lay odds there is some part of Caroline's story that will hit a nerve...and because of Caroline's background in Positive Psychology, her story then evolves showing exactly how it works in a real life transformation.
, Dr. Success | Author, Executive Coach
A truly inspiring, beautifully written and thrilling read! Every one of every age should read and can greatly benefit from “Positively Caroline.” For anyone, and that includes all of us, who has things in their past that don’t serve them, who has annoying to extremely harmful habits and/or addictions, who has frustrating to painful relationships, who wants to make and maintain lasting positive changes or transformations of any kind, “Positively Caroline” is for you.
[Y]ou don't have to have an eating disorder to find much of value in this book, particularly about being a parent... I found this book fascinating, and recommend it highly.
, Ann La Farge
Positively Caroline is Positively Inspiring! You can’t help but fall in love with Caroline. You will laugh, cry, and become her cheerleader. For those who have read Miller’s previous books and/or respected her professional accomplishments, this delicate insight into her soul will likely make you want to be her best friend. She will inspire you to be your best, and this is the mark of truly inspirational, positive literature.
, PurposeGirl, LLC. Speaker, Author, Coach: The Woman's Positive Psych Coach
Caroline’s story is honest, compelling and inspiring And it is a book for all women – those who know the nightmare life of a secret eating disorder, and also those who know the challenges of being a stressed, high-achieving woman in our culture.
Noted positive psychology media maven and author, coach Caroline Miller's refreshingly optimistic book whips wide open the windows to women's wellness. Miller masterfully shows you how to identify and harness the positives in you to overcome any life battle touched by an eating disorder or any other adversity. If your life is spinning out of kilter or you know someone's whose is, grab a copy of "Positively Caroline" now. Gift yourself with success, happiness and fulfillment strategies. Time to feel joy as you live your best life right now. An A+ read!
Written beautifully and compellingly, this book shows any reader how building (or rebuilding) a healthy life can be achieved if one is willing to truly think through her actions and set her sights on new goals .. Caroline’s story is one everyone should hear.
Every page had me itching for more. Caroline is honest and I felt as if I knew her in real life. Reading this book, gave me hope after struggling 11 years with my eating disorder.
This book is an important contribution to the women’s leadership field, and a gripping read for anyone. Caroline acts as a mentor-on-paper, sharing the lows, the “aha!” moments, and the pride from being on the road to recovery…. [The book] is inspirational and truly targets the core issues of self-doubt and overcoming challenge.”
, Entrepreneur in Residence, Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership |The George Washington University School of Business, CFEE