Recovering From Pressure & Obsession With Author Tricia Copeland


In this 47th episode of Author Platform Rocket, host Jonny Andrews interviews author of the “Being Me” series—Tricia Copeland. The main topic of discussion revolves around coping with internal and external pressure. Hear Tricia’s story of struggle and triumph over high pressure situations. Download PDF Podcast Transcription

  • Tricia Copeland grew up in Georgia and was stressed out in school.
  • She developed anorexia and lost over 30 pounds—at one point weighing 70 pounds and almost died.
  • Tricia got into a great treatment program and graduated from college.
  • Excessive running, aerobics, and reducing her food intake contributed to getting Tricia down to the low weight of 72 pounds.
  • Inside an in-patient treatment center was filled with addiction patients and made her realize that her condition was an addiction.
  • Three meals a day and therapy helped her out of anorexia.
  • She suffered from an “I need to be perfect” attitude.
  • Writing was first to entertain herself while young children.
  • One of the characters in her early books had anorexia.
  • A fan dealing with mental health issued really connected with her books and contacted Tricia about how much she appreciated her writing. Download PDF Podcast Transcription

3 Key Points:

  1. Tricia graduated Sum Cum Laude from college.
  2. Running, aerobics, and reducing her food intake contributed to getting Tricia down to the low weight of 72 pounds.
  1. Writing has been truly cathartic for Tricia Copeland.

Tweetable Quotes:

“I developed anorexia and got to a point where lost over 30 pounds and my low

weight when I finally decided to get some help…I weighed 72 and almost died.“

– Tricia Copeland.

“(Due to Anorexia) I literally almost died.“ – Tricia Copeland.

“We are not what we do all of the time.“ – Jonny Andrews.

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