Friday, April 17, 2015

A Future for Tomorrow Blog Tour

A Future for Tomorrow is an extraordinary non-fiction account of the author’s battle against Anorexia Nervosa, as well as a spiritual triumph against evil.
Not only will you be brought into the anorexic mind, but you will be spiritually edified as you journey with her between life and death to an eternal world where angels confirm Christ’s gospel truths.
You will be touched by a mother’s sacrifice to save her daughter, be riveted by insights into the psychological world, and witness miracles along the way.
"Beautiful! I was left breathless” --Kelly Hill, Utah Mother
“Haley Freeman has provided a uniquely personal and revealing account of how destructive eating disorders can be as well as how they can be overcome. Her story offers insight and hope to families impacted by this illness.” --Shawn C. Edgington, PH.D. Psychologist
“I came away filled with the knowledge that for all those who suffer with debilitating eating disorders, there is hope. There is promise. They can be made whole again and look to their futures with joy and happiness as Haley did, leaning on her relationship with Jesus Christ and coming to a deeper understanding of her true place as a daughter of God." --Tristi Pinkston, LDS Author and Media Reviewer
“It’s as tense and dramatic as a thriller novel."—Tamara Heiner, Author of Perilous
“A Future for Tomorrow saved my life! I could not put it down. It gave me hope that I could overcome my own eating disorder and regain my life.” -- Cindy Vanderveen, Canada, Recovering Eating Disorder Patient.

Author Bio:

Haley Hatch Freeman is the author of A Future for Tomorrow which tells her remarkable true story of enduring and overcoming anorexia and detailed miracles along the way which including a unique near death experience.

Because of her incredible story she has been interviewed on radio shows both in the US and Canada. She’s been on TV including appearances on the Good Things Utah show. Her story has been featured in newspapers, national publications, and her book is available worldwide. Entire retreat programs have been developed because of Haley’s book and she mentors women all over the world.

(Haley’s recent TV appearance talking about From Head to Tummy and giving parenting tips about how to deal with body image with our kids. )

Haley not only studied Eating Behaviors in college, but since she defeated anorexia she provides valuable insight on both professional and personal levels. She has been professional trained in public speaking and is a member of the Mountain West National Speaking Association. She is a keynote speaker presenting at women’s conferences, schools, church groups, and more. To schedule her for your event contact her at

Haley founded the company Haley’s Heart to Heart in 2012. Haley’s Heart to Heart is a resource of truth for women and children about eating disorders, media messages, and social pressures. Haley’s Heart to Heart encourages others to creating a healthy relationship with food, develop self-acceptance, and internalizing their divine-worth.

After seeing a great need of children in these areas Haley wrote her next book From Head to Tummy: The Simple Truth about Food, Media Messages, Self-worth, and True Beauty.

Haley delights in raising her three children in Utah with her eternal companion, best friend, and true soul mate: Brandon.

Top Ten List

I made my Top Ten List about Top Ten Important Information I would like to share.

10. Warning Sign that your teen is depressed: Loss of interest in sports or activities they used to enjoy, withdrawal from friends and family. Spending excess time alone.

9. Favorite Quote: “As daughters of God, you cannot imagine the divine potential within each of you, Being a daughter of God means that if you seek it, you can find your true identity. You will know who you are. This will make you free—not free from restraints, but free from doubts, anxieties, or peer pressure. You will not need to worry, “Do I look all right?” “Do I sound OK?” “What do people think of me?” A conviction that you are a daughter of God gives you a feeling of comfort in your self-worth. It means that you can find strength in the balm of Christ. It will help you meet the heartaches and challenges with faith and serenity.” - James. E. Faust

8. Eating Disorder Myth: Eating disorders are about food and weight. Obviously this is how eating disorders present themselves, but they are actually about deeply rooted issues such as: need for control, coping mechanism for dealing with a traumatic experience, low self-esteem, perfectionism, depression etc. Usually eating disorders are caused by a mixture of several of these issues which is why getting professional treatment is so important.

7. Resources for help:

Also, most schools and colleges provide counseling and free services and support groups for their students.

6. Favorite Quote: “Do you suppose it matters to our Heavenly Father whether your makeup, clothes, hair, and nails are perfect? Do you think your value to Him changes based on how many followers you have on Instagram or Pinterest? Do you think He wants you to worry or get depressed if some un-friend or un-follow you on Facebook or Twitter? Do you think outward attractiveness, your dress size, or popularity make the slightest difference in your worth to the One who created the universe? He loves you not only for who you are this very day, but also for the person of glory and light you have the potential and the desire to become.” – President Uchtdorf

5. Warning signs of an eating disorder:

* Changes in eating habits, such as avoiding eating with the family.

* Defensiveness when asked about their eating behavior or weight loss.

* A tendency toward being a perfectionist or not being satisfied with themselves.

* Panic when they can’t exercise as planned.

* Comments about how they feel fat or are not good enough.

* An obsession with food, excessive exercising, calorie-counting, and reading about dieting.

4. Self-worth tip: Words are powerful. Create four to five descriptive words you want to be and say this statement several times a day: “I am ___(fill in with your adjectives)___”

Example: “I am energetic, kind, beautiful, smart, and thoughtful.”
3. Favorite Quote: “Looking in the mirror, do you sometimes wish for a different reflection? Some of you may feel that you are not as attractive and beautiful and glamorous as you would like to be. Rise above any such feelings, cultivate the light you have within you, and it will shine through as a radiant expression that will be seen by others” -- Gordon B. Hinckley

 2. This is my number one tip for mothers: Never put yourself down in front of your daughter. Daughters not only model your behavior, but their own self-talk leads her to believe that if Mom—who is perfect in her eyes—thinks she’s fat, ugly, and not good enough, how much worse must she be? Or she might look physically similar to you and when you put down a trait she also possesses, she will feel you are saying it about her as well.

Never let her hear you speak negatively about yourself, but go a step further. Stop and change any of your own damaging inner dialogue.

1. I always end my presentations with asking the audience to take a pledge with me. It is to stop negative self-talk. It is to end what is sometimes called “fat talk.” Fat Talk describes all of the statements made in everyday conversation that reinforce the thin ideal and contribute to women’s dissatisfaction with their bodies.
Examples of fat talk include: “I’m so fat,” “Do I look fat in this?” “I need to lose 10 pounds” “I hate my thighs” and “She’s too fat to be wearing that swimsuit.”
Statements that are considered fat talk don’t necessarily have to be negative; they can seem positive yet reinforce the need to be thin. “You look great! Have you lost weight?”

So I challenge you today to take the pledge to stop the “fat talk” and all other negative inner dialog. You can make a difference!! 
Sound Track for A Future for Tomorrow
Theme song for book, dedicated to author’s mom: Celion Dion, Because You Loved Me
Chapter 2 (page 15-16) Faith Hill, Can’t Lose Me
Chapter 7 (page 50-51) Hillary Weeks, He’ll Carry You
Chapter 14 (page 94) George Fox, Here’s Hoping There’ll Always be a Cowboy
Chapter 28 (page 195-196) Yanni, One Man’s Dream
Chapter 28 (page 196-197) Tim McGraw, My Little GIrl
Chapter 29 (page 203, Mom’s Letter) Janice Kapp Perry, The Test
Chapter 29 (page 205) Families Can Be Together Forever
Chapter 39 (page 253) Janice Kapp Perry, Song of Testimony

Wednesday, April 15, 2015