MY BOOK IS LIVE TODAY!!
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,
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