The Brahma Kumaris World Spiritual University's purpose is to help people explore their highest level of personal integrity and leadership. Their unique method of teaching moral and spiritual values began in 1936 and is currently offered in more than seventy countries. Affiliated with the United Nations as a NGO (nongovernmental organization), the University has organized several international projects. These include "The Million Minutes of Peace," "Global Cooperation for a Better World," and "Sharing Our Values for a Better World."Kay Sheppard, M.A., is a recovering good addict and the bestselling author of Food Addiction: The Body Knows. She is a licensed mental health counselor and a certified eating disorders specialist. She conducts five-day intensive stabilization and weekend workshops for food addicts worldwide. She is a charter member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals and the host of the Food Addiction Conference for America Online's Addictions and Recovery Forum. She manages a message board and handles hundreds of e-mails every week from food addicts looking for solutions. Her personal recovery began in 1967.