Mexican Skillet Cakes

Happy Ash Wednesday! (And Valentine’s Day!) Ready or not, we’re officially kicking off the Lenten season today. And in my Catholic family, that always means one thing: no meat on Fridays. Growing up, we would always go to the Friday Night Fish Fry at my church. It was definitely something I looked forward to in ourContinue reading Mexican Skillet Cakes

Relationship #RealTalk: Broken Relationships

If you’ve lived though an eating disorder, it’s no secret that they take a toll on your relationships. We all know the damage it brings to the body and to the mind, but the havoc ED wreaks on relationships is often overlooked. Eating disorders are like a Category F5 tornado. They rip through and leaveContinue reading Relationship #RealTalk: Broken Relationships

The Truth About Weight Restoration

As I’ve mentioned before, anorexia is not about the weight. It’s about the Lie that is feeding her eating disorder, and causing her such intense self-hatred, which manifests itself in eating disorder behaviors. And that true healing comes only when that Lie – that Voice of ED – is silenced and replaced with the Truth:Continue reading The Truth About Weight Restoration

All About Control

I definitely saw some pretty crazy and intense things during my three-month stay at inpatient. There was one girl who came in for bulimia, and during the morning weigh ins, she would somehow smuggle rocks in her undergarments to make herself weigh more. Like I said, every ounce counts at inpatient. This was the sameContinue reading All About Control