For years, if I had a thought that I should wear sandals, I wore sandals. There was no in-between; just thought and action.
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.
You’re Not Alone: I’m Struggling Forward Too
The tundra of vulnerability is pretty lonely. It's also necessary.
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
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).
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."
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
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.
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.