I've forfeited a lot of experiences in my life, but what I haven't lost is wisdom.
The Most Misunderstood Fact About Growth
If this tree understands the dilemma, he doesn’t let on. And I feel a surge of compassion because I didn't know when I was leaning precariously either.
A Dependent 2023
The book of Genesis captures it clearly–how you and I came to so deeply fixate on ourselves. It started with a man and a woman just like us. Eve saw a forbidden fruit that looked good. She wanted what she wanted, no matter the consequence. So, she savored the fruit–knowledge of good and evil she … Continue reading A Dependent 2023
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).
Why Is She Smiling?
A poem about self-hatred vs. self compassion.
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
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.
I’ve Been Here Before…
I see comfort in my rulebook, but I also see pain. Why? Because each standard I fail lands like a brick on my heart… grinding shards of clay into me with a poisonous whisper: You’ve been here before.
If I Were Free From Shame, I’d Tell You This…
. For all the years I've been struggling, I've seldom allowed the words "eating disorder" or "anorexia" to slip past my lips. If I'm honest, I've also been hesitant to label myself as "in recovery" at all.