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.
Sure, "I'm fine." As in "fragile in flesh." As in cautiously moving, aware of the line. Where my fortitude crumbles and humanity shines.
5 Diet Culture Phrases to Remove from Your Vocabulary
Anytime we place our identity or worth in something we do, we're setting up scaffolding that is bound to crumble underneath us.
"This" became "then" and I started to fall. Crash, if I'm honest, hitting one ledge of loss after another on my way down.
5 Signs You Need a Rest Day
Among runners, there's strong value placed on hard work. I get it, and I've lived it. But sometimes, the hardest thing we can do as humans is to not do.