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The 2016 Bowties and Blossoms fundraiser was a resounding success. Thanks to Focus Treatment Center and The Manna Fund, which work to raise both awareness of eating disorders and money to send patients to treatment. You can read a transcript of my talk here

Welcome to my website, home to my writing, thinking, public speaking, and coaching. Here you will find a link to my memoir, The Body Tourist, which is about the intersection of my incomplete recovery from anorexia with my mental health career. It is a candid, compassionate, and at times darkly funny look at the underbelly of illness and recovery.

Thanks to the following sites for giving The Body Tourist a shout-out!
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The Body TouristAPPEARANCESPlease click the SPEAKING tab for information. If you would like to schedule me to speak at your event, email me directly at dana@danashavin.com.

I LOVE BOOK GROUPS! If you would like me to be a guest at your book group, please write to me at dana@danashavin.com. I love nothing more than to connect with real, live people over the real, live themes of The Body Tourist. My publisher, Little Feather Books, offers deals to book groups as well, including a free book for the host! See more at: http://www.littlefeatherbooks.com/book-club-deals.html

Click on WRITING to read a few of my Lifestyle columns for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and sign up to receive my blog (Get My Drift), which is a quirky mix of musings on living well, goal-setting with soul (“soul-setting”), powerful questions from the heart of life coaching, and the myriad ways the world, our dreams, what we let in, and what we try to keep out, informs our lives.