Recovery Communities/Disability

How My Eating Disorder Saved My Life

Angela Howell has long been on the road to personal freedom. She survived an early life of chaos, which led to a lengthy battle with anorexia and bulimia, including a total of twenty-four weeks inpatient over seven years and three separate hospitalizations. Angela credits a team of healthcare professionals plus twelve-step recovery for saving her life, not just physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. She will share her compelling story of triumph with your group to spread a message of hope, because she still remembers what it was like to have none. Angela will also provide eating disorder awareness education and prevention strategies.

Attendees will leave the session changed, after an up close and personal view into a life seriously impacted by an eating disorder. They will be equipped with the knowledge of how to spot the signs and symptoms of ED in themselves, or someone they care about. If they are in relationship with someone struggling with ED, they will have a better understanding of what is helpful and what is not.

The Body Project

The Body Project is supported by more research than any other body image program and has been found to reduce the onset of eating disorders. As described at, the Body Project is “a dissonance-based body-acceptance program designed to help high school girls and college-age women resist cultural pressures to conform to the thin-ideal standard of female beauty and reduce their pursuit of unhealthy thinness.” To date, the Body Project has been delivered to over 200,000 young women. Angela Howell is a trained facilitator for the Body Project, which can be presented in (2) two-hour sessions or (4) one-hour sessions. The ideal group size is eight to fourteen participants.

Suffering is Ordinary: Opening the Gift of Adversity

“Suffering is ordinary!” That’s a hard pill to swallow for most people, especially those in recovery and others who have faced adversity. But it’s a necessary one if we want to transition away from an identity of dis-ease, dys-function and dis-order. During her session, Angela challenges her participants to become grateful for their pasts, to explore why they’re still here, and to “find the gift” in everything, even when life is gift-wrapped in obstacles. Angela will share these truths using stories from her personal experiences and more than twenty years in recovery from anorexia and bulimia. She will leave your audience full of joy and hope!

Courage to Birth Dreams

When a work injury ended her career as an award-winning, corporate sales rep, Angela Howell had to re-create the rest of her life. Starting with a list of skills and a few coincidences, Angela became a successful entrepreneur as a professional photographer and network marketer, and now author, speaker, and coach. Even before her injury, she felt trapped in her career but afraid to do anything about it. Learn how to rise above societal norms and the pesky mental chatter that persuades you to stay in your predictable comfy box. What? Don’t know what your dreams even are? Not to worry, they may be buried, but you will learn how to excavate them. You can re-create your life too. It’s never too late to explore new ways to be fulfilled and to find the courage to birth new dreams!

How to Create A Life Worth Having™ (Using Everything You’ve Already Got)

Yes, there really is more to life than this! But your best thinking got you here, so if you want something different, you’ve got to do something different. For starters, your mental software may be seriously outdated, requiring an immediate upgrade! In these sessions, you will:
• Explore negative beliefs about yourself.
• Examine your money mindset.
• Assess life balance in eight key areas, using “The Wheel of Fortune.”
• Find out how to use envy as a tool for leading a more fulfilling life.
• Discover what you would do, if you could do anything!
Using her nine-module coaching curriculum, Angela Howell will customize a keynote speech, workshop or weekend conference using her guided exercises to reveal specific steps toward creating A Life Worth Having™. Session(s) can be tailored for various time constraints, from one hour to several days.