Who we are – and why we wrote this book
“I have always believed therapy and healing involve more than just talking. I hope this book encourages others to understand, reconstruct and happily live their stories.”
MARILYN RIESZ, M.A., RP, is a registered Psychotherapist with over 16 years private practice experience treating eating disorders, depression, anxiety, OCD and relationship issues. Marilyn has published numerous academic articles, led workshops, seminars and conferences. In addition to supervising and training graduate psychology students, she has enjoyed making guest television appearances, and presenting inspiring lectures in the mental health community. For more information about Marilyn and her therapeutic techniques, please visit eatingdisorderstherapy.ca
GILEAN WATTS is a recipe developer, food editor and writer with over six years of experience in food media. She has been a food editor for Canadian Living, and has previously worked for brands such as Clean Eating magazine
and Yahoo Canada. Gilean is a graduate of George Brown College’s prestigious Chef School, and the founder of the food blog Stuck in Thyme. For more of her work, visit stuckinthyme.com
LISA DE NIKOLITS has art directed and worked on international magazine titles including marie claire (South Africa), Vogue (Australia), Vogue Living (Australia), Cosmopolitan (Australia), SHE (Australia), Canadian Health & Lifestyle, Cosmetics,Canadian Living and Hello! She is also the acclaimed author of six novels: The Hungry Mirror, West of Wawa, A Glittering Chaos, The Witchdoctor’s Bones, Between The Cracks She Fell and The Nearly Girl.
“When I’m feeling stressed, I go to the kitchen, roll up my sleeves and bake up a batch of scones. The act of using your hands to shape and form the scones helps to ground me and put things in perspective.”
"I was inspired by a novel
I was writing in which my protagonist was the author of a book titled Bake Your Way to Happiness.
I figured it could and should be a real book!"