Enough’s Enough

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

Battling the Mirror

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

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

Bikinis & Body Dysmorphia

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

Now What?

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?

Why It’s So Damn Hard to Recover from an Eating Disorder

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