When I rolled out my first series of Mindful Eating classes in 2006, I had no idea how deeply the class participants would be getting into the roots of their maladaptive eating patterns. We were soon opening up hidden reservoirs of pain and suffering many of which had their origins in the antiquity of their lives sometimes even for generations. I realized that the acronym from my book, The Heart of Healing, FEAD worked well as an appropriate underpinning for this class, too. By Facing, Embracing, Allowing Space and invoking Divine Grace, class participants begin to find a different way to deal with the empty spaces left in the wake of attacks from these difficult voices inside. The continual stream of emails from former class participants expressing gratitude is an ongoing testimonial for the effectiveness of this new non-diet approach.