Sometimes, you’ve got to take a good, hard look in the mirror and say, “Enough’s enough.” And friends, that is a very frank and very difficult conversation to have with yourself. In just two little words. For in that small-but-powerful statement…shit.gets.real. A lot of times, in recovery, you can get…a little too comfortable. I know I did,Continue reading Enough’s Enough
It took me a long time to press “publish” on this post. Why? I was afraid. Not afraid, in that, I was revealing a particularly personal topic, or afraid to show my heart. Lord knows I’ve done enough of that already on here. But afraid for a different reason. I was afraid to make you uncomfortable. Continue reading You’re Worth It
One of the biggest misconceptions about anorexia and eating disorders, is that the girls (or boys) are incredibly vain. That they’re stuck on themselves, obsessed with their looks, and fatally preoccupied with beauty. That could not be farther from the truth. Sure, maybe the onset of the disease started with a desire to be pretty but byContinue reading Battling the Mirror
Nothing is ever wasted. No pain is ever for nothing. If you’re going through something — a hard time, a trial, a struggle, a loss — it’s never in vain. What you’re going through matters. Maybe you’re fighting through your recovery and every day is harder than the one before. Maybe you’re on the vergeContinue reading Nothing is Ever Wasted
If you follow my Instagram, @beauty.beyond.bones, then you know that I was filming an indie film the other weekend. And here’s what you may not know: it was shot at the beach. And I was in a bikini the whole time. Now, before you instantly get the wrong idea, NO — this was not some trashy,Continue reading Bikinis & Body Dysmorphia
Don’t you wish that life had an instructions manual sometimes? I mean, sheesh. Wouldn’t that be incredible. Or a trouble-shooters guide. Yeah. Definitely would be amazing. But I’ve received some questions about something that is quite the doosey. Wait for it…. What do you do after you accept Jesus into your heart? Yeahhh, and I thought tonightContinue reading Now What?
It’s four am, and you look in the mirror, sick and tired of doing the thing you swore you absolutely would no longer do. You woke up with the best intentions, but by the end of the day, you’ve fallen flat on your face…again. Why?!! Sound familiar? I know this all too well. It mayContinue reading Right Where We Are
Anorexia recovery is a conundrum. It’s kind of an oxymoron — like jumbo shrimp, or tiny elephant. How do you recover from a disease where the only way out is to love yourself, but the disease itself dictates that you hate yourself? This post isn’t depressing. I promise. I’m just setting the stage 🙂 ButContinue reading Why It’s So Damn Hard to Recover from an Eating Disorder