Tag: eating disorder recovery
5 Things You Need to Know About Eating Disorders
It’s an odd reality, raising awareness about something I wish didn’t exist. But I am passionate about mental health for a reason, so I’m sharing five essential facts about eating disorders that I wish people knew.
Lessons Learned in Therapy: “That’s Not For Me”
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).
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…
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
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.
If I Could Thank The Nurse Who Helped Save My Life…
When I was sixteen years old, I met a nurse named Dawn on one of the hardest days of my life.
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.
Why Caring Deeply Hurts and is Worth It
What’s brittle will break, but what’s brave will bruise and blossom. I’m aiming to be the latter.