If you’ve ever found yourself bending to the pressure of peers, tabloids, and/or random “experts,” you aren’t alone. Allow me to introduce you to your new best friend: “That’s not for me.
Why Your Messy Middle Moments Matter
you’re here and you are loved. That means that you and I are living testaments to God’s faithfulness in the middle (1 John 5:10).
Why Is She Smiling?
A poem about self-hatred vs. self compassion.
Lessons Learned in Therapy: “Food Has No Moral Value”
We need phrases like, "food has no moral value." Why? Because we live in a world that says food is "good" or "bad."
My Favorite Mental Health Books
One of the most empowering things we can do when faced with a trial is to learn—about ourselves, about the situation, about God. So, throughout my mental health journey, I am enjoying a wide variety of books that focus on eating disorders, psychology, and healing. Below, I'm sharing the mental health books I recommend (as … Continue reading My Favorite Mental Health Books
Holidays and Eating Disorders: A Message for Loved Ones
If you are struggling with an eating disorder, this letter might be a helpful piece to share with those you love. Please know that you aren't alone. If your need is urgent, please call the toll-free, confidential NEDA Helpline, Monday-Thursday from 9:00 a.m.- 9:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. at 1.800.931.2237. Well … Continue reading Holidays and Eating Disorders: A Message for Loved Ones
I didn't merely see weakness in myself. I also recognized the glimmering logo of humanity: freshly-fallen tears. And tears meant I was alive
5 of the Best Trail Runs Near Indianapolis
Indy has plenty of hidden gems for trail runners. Let me share my top five recommendations.
The Best Compliments That Aren’t Body-Focused
I find it much more encouraging to be affirmed in my values than in the way I look.
In Recovery (a poem)
I am In the textures of trying— the ruts, cracks, rocks, vistas. They keep getting harder. More powerful. More determined. So do I.