Healthy University: Episode 8 – Alen Standish on Overcoming Perfectionism and Body Image


Alen StandishAlen Standish is a husband, dad, app developer, writer and host of the Inner Effort podcast. Beginning in 2011, Alen learned to finally manage several of his own inner personal challenges including a 15 year struggle with an eating disorder and crippling perfectionism. Alen began podcasting in 2012 as a way to share his experiences, to connect with others and to simply learn more. His podcast in 2012 began as the Quit Binge Eating Podcast which then morphed into Progress Not Perfection. In August of 2015, Alen launched his biggest project to date, Inner Effort, a podcast and blog that shares the tools and techniques that real people use to guide themselves through their own thoughts, emotions, challenges and habit changes.

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About Alan Eisenberg

Alan Eisenberg is a Certified Life Coach, Bullying Recovery activist and author of "A Ladder In The Dark: My journey from bullying to self-acceptance" and "Crossing the Line". He has been writing and speaking to various audiences about the issue of C-PTSD and Bullying Recovery. Mr. Eisenberg has been featured on several print, radio shows and podcasts on this issue, including NPR and in the Boston Globe. He is currently working toward his Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling.
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