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
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
Joy. Let’s talk about it. Because when you’re recovering from an eating disorder, or just finding your way through the obstacle course of life, I think finding joy is something that is vitally important. When I was in my anorexia, joy was nonexistent. I’ve said it time and time again that ED is a damnContinue reading The Importance of Joy