I cannot believe that I’m about to say this, but…



Bloom: A Journal by BeautyBeyondBones


Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that the scared, sick, hopeless little girl at inpatient would tell her story one day. But here were are folks. Ten years, one irresponsibly honest blog, and 30,000 followers later. I’m sharing my story.

But this book is not just your normal, cover to cover book. It’s interactive. We’re embarking on the blooming process together: you and me.


And the best way for me to explain, is to just share the preview:

Bloom: A Journal by BeautyBeyondBones takes the reader on a motivating and inspiring journey inside the mind of a young woman trapped in the cycle of anorexia, and through the raw and often painful journey to new life.

Designed as an interactive, three-month daily journal with room to write, Caralyn shares the Scripture verses and quotes that were the most powerful in her own recovery from anorexia.

She weaves in dramatic entries from her own journal kept during inpatient treatment, while offering present day reflections on these daily entries – ten years later as a healthy and thriving young woman.

And she provocatively concludes each day with introspective questions meant to challenge the reader to deeper transformation.

She speaks to the heart of the matter in words that she “wished she would have heard.”

A must-read and useful tool for sufferers and their loved ones alike.

Now is the time to bloom.

When I went away to inpatient, one of my best friends (who I went to Iceland with!) gave me a beautiful journal. She had handwritten, on the top of each page, a quote about friendship.

Little did I know that her gift would change my life. As that journal became the catalyst for my healing.

Picking up a pen and writing was the most healing thing I have ever done. For by putting my thoughts down on paper, I was validating them. For the first time, I was allowing myself to feel, and I gave my emotions a voice.


And I wrote in that journal multiple times every single day. Every fear. Every triumph. Every dream for the future. It became an extension of my soul, and a beacon of who I wanted to be.

And so I wanted to give this gift to others.


But this time, instead of quotes about friendship, I went through and hand selected the Scripture that really spoke to me. The ones that truly changed my perspective, changed my recovery. For I clung to these verses and relied on them for strength and hope and courage. These are the verses that healed me. 

This journal is meant for everyone. Yes, it will be the most specifically meaningful for someone struggling with an eating disorder or addiction – or who are in recovery – and their loved ones. But it also offers incredible insight for those navigating the challenges of life too.


It is my deepest prayer that it moves in your heart, and deepens and guides your transformation process, as I hope it does. You all have been so incredibly loving and accepting of me as I’ve “bloomed” – albeit publicly on the internet – that I wanted to give back. You’ve walked with me along my journey, Bloom is a way for me to walk with you and be with you every step of the way along your path, too.

With deepest gratitude and love,


Click here to order your copy!


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555 thoughts on “MY BOOK LAUNCH!

  1. Nice. Comment back. I’m starting a psychological series of books, self help requests and all other inspiration. I’ll check your book out. Stay safe. And congrats on your recovery!!!

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      1. I will spread the word about your book as I believe it will be major help to others. God bless you.


    1. Oh my gosh THANK YOU Jackie!! You’re a rock star 🙂 I really hope you enjoy it. I’ll be praying for you as you make your way through the book 🙂 and thank you for the prayers! I’m so glad our paths have crossed 🙂 Hugs and love xox

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  2. I’ve been reading a few of your blog posts and came across this one about your book. I know I’m a little late to the journey you’ve taken, but it’s still inspiring to read about. Maybe soon I can pick up your book and learn more about the steps you’ve taken. Keep inspiring! God is definitely using you 🙂

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  3. Caralyn lass, I’m so happy that this has come through! Praise God for His presence that has made your story possible, and a big hug to you for pushing through with Him. I pray this will reach out and touch many people’s lives and that you will be able to share the amazing love of God in increasing measure.

    I’ve been off blogs for a while with way too much happening at home and work, but have been reading your posts that I get in email. I hope and pray I can get back to more reading and writing. My close friend whose blog inspired me to start mine is so overwhelmed in the hospital he runs in the badlands of North India, that prolific writer as he is, his posts have been few and far between.too.

    You’re very much in our thoughts, and I would love to have your book. However, I don’t use a credit card and Amazon India doesn’t have it listed. I’m not sure if any of my friends are visiting New York. Do you have a suggestion of how I can pay with a simple bank account in India and whether it will be delivered here. Do let me know your thoughts on this. i would really like to buy your book.

    Please give our love and regards to your wonderful parents, and much love in Jesus to you.

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    1. Hi Indi! So great to hear from you! Thank you so much for your encouragement and friendship. You and your family have been such a source of kindness and support through my blogging journey. 🙂 thank you. In terms of my book, I’m not sure! 😬 It is only being sold through blurb at the moment, and I believe they only accept credit cards or PayPal. I’m so sorry! I don’t have any physical copies, as they handle the fulfillment of orders, otherwise I’d send you one myself:) thanks for your interest though. Hugs and love xox


      1. Hmm…ok, I’m gong to talk to some friends to see what can be done. There must be a solution. Your book’s unique – I can’t see why it shouldn’t cross the ocean to get here! That book makes it possible to talk to people in my contact here who need help and encouragement with multiple types of problems.

        I wonder if you would prayerfully consider approaching publishers like Kingsway and others, who print Christian material and distribute it. That’s why Philip Yancey, Paul Brand, Neil Anderson, and many others have their books out in affordable paperback versions here. If you’re interested in getting your book out here, I can start to talk to people I know for advice. Just let me know. 🙂 Nothing may come of it, but then again, you never know… 🙂



      2. Very interesting ideas here. Thank you. I know blurb ships internationally. But I’ll try and wrap my mind around another way. I would definitely appreciate any ideas or advice you may have! Thanks I 🙂 Hugs and love xox


      3. Ok, so Caralyn, many new ideas are emerging through some talks I’ve been having. However, these are really not for this comment line, or maybe they are – you make a call.

        They involve some links I’d like to send you along with the sounding off of some publishing ideas. What are your thoughts on how to share these ideas with you? Would you like these to remain in this comment line, or I think you have a bbb mailing address. Let me know and I’ll be happy to send the links and ideas your way.

        I need to check if my bank account allows online overseas payment. If it does, I can open an account on paypal and then move forward towards getting your book, after checking with Blurb if they do ship for sure to India.


  4. Aah so many congratulations.. absolutely amazing 🙂 You are kinda living my dream- i hope to one day do the same thing but with regards to mental illness. Reading this gives me hope 🙂 Wishing you all the best, and the most amount of happiness xxx


  5. […] Bloom, A Journal by BeautyBeyondBones is a new release.  A victorious story by an anorexic who recovered and gives thanks to Jesus for his help and blessings to her.  I haven’t read it, but her posts are a delight, so I wanted to send you another good suggestion.  Perhaps some of you have daughters or granddaughters who would benefit from this story […]


  6. Hey Girl! So Happy 4u!!! WOW!!!
    Thank you for being brave and sharing publicly your journey and your journal! You are blessing so many lives and that makes life a joy (to be a vessel in the Hands of the Almighty!) 🙂


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