Cheryl Kerrigan (She, Her, Hers) LCSW, CFSW

A Toolbox for Recovery!


Based on Cheryl Kerrigan’s inspiring story, Telling Ed No! is a toolbox of over 100 practical recovery tools and exercises, such as renaming fears, transforming Ed’s rules, keeping a gratitude journal, composing a body cheer, and even holding ice! Filled with Cheryl’s unique personality and perspective, each short chapter has prompts for reflection and discussion that bring the recovery process to life.


Part self-help book, part memoir, this unique guidebook combines the power of real life experiences and candid straight talk with suggestions and exercises that offer both hope and creative inspiration.


“Cheryl’s work is honest, forthcoming, and ultimately, hopeful. She shares intimately her battles with her own mind, her therapists, and her eating disorder, but shows how persistence and commitment to self lead to true recovery. With not just stories, but clear outlines of recovery tools and lessons learned from each chapter, Telling ED NO! is educational, practical, and an inspiring story of triumph.”

Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008

“Without providing triggering details (a rarity), Cheryl Kerrigan is able to share her journey of healing from an eating disorder and at the same time provide valuable, inspirational tips and tools for those who are ready to join her in “telling ED NO!” As Cheryl’s story attests, “Recovery does happen!”

Doris Smeltzer, MA

Author, Andrea's Voice: Silenced by Bulimia


“Telling ED NO! and Other Practical Tools to Conquer Your Eating Disorder and Find Freedom is a raw, honest look at the harsh inner dialogue that goes on inside the mind of someone with an eating disorder. Cheryl Kerrigan poignantly illustrates the sharp contrast between the chains with which ED enslaves and the freedom that Recovery gives. Like a trusted friend, Cheryl gently takes the reader’s hand, persuasively encouraging a practical path toward healing, health, and wholeness.”

Sari Fine Shepphird, PhD

Clinical psychologist and author of 100 Questions and Answers about Anorexia Nervosa