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Feb. 22, 2023

Episode 68: Pursuing God In the Garbage with Bracha Goetz

Episode 68: Pursuing God In the Garbage with Bracha Goetz

In today's society, addiction is a topic that is often stigmatized and kept hidden. However, in her book, "Searching For God In the Garbage", Bracha Goetz takes a unique approach in documenting her own struggle with food addiction and the healing process that followed. Through a combination of diary entries, journaling, and letters, she takes the reader on a journey that is both candid and raw. Bracha shares the pain and emptiness that led her to search for fulfillment in all the wrong places, including searching through garbage for discarded items that still held value.

What makes this book stand out is the author's willingness to share her own darkness and struggles with the world. She don't shy away from the ugly moments but rather embraces them as part of her healing process. The book is a reminder that addiction doesn't discriminate; it can happen to anyone, regardless of their education or status in life. Bracha graduated from Harvard and went on to medical school, but despite her achievements, she still found herself trapped in the prison of addiction.

Bracha's journey is one of healing and self-discovery. Through the process of facing her addiction head-on and finding the root cause of her pain, she was able to find meaning in life and nourish her starving soul. She notes that addiction is giving up everything for one thing, but healing from addiction is giving up one thing and gaining everything.

This book is not just a memoir of one person's journey; it's also a source of inspiration for others struggling with addiction. By sharing her own story, Bracha provides a platform for others to open up about their own darkness and start the healing process. The author reminds us that we are all here to help each other with our challenges and that sharing our struggles is an essential part of the healing process.

In conclusion, the book described above is a powerful reminder that addiction is not something to be ashamed of. By sharing her own journey, Bracha provides a beacon of hope for others struggling with addiction. The book is a testament to the healing power of vulnerability and a reminder that we are all in this together.