“Likes” & Worth

Essena O’Neil. If that name doesn’t ring a bell, don’t worry. I didn’t know who the blazes this girl was either.   BUT: For the past several days, her name and her story have been absolutely exploding all over my social media feeds: “Social Media Star Quits Instagram, Revealing it’s a Sham.” “‘Dream Life’ NotContinue reading “Likes” & Worth

Healing Broken Relationships

What is it about moms that they just speak a language that only their children can understand? Whether it be a look, a touch, a smile, or even just the way she breathes, moms have a special way of communicating love that transcends language, time, space, and age. So this past weekend my mom, AKAContinue reading Healing Broken Relationships

Where’s the Line?

First things first, I have to just express how incredibly thankful I am for the outpouring of support on my last post. Your kind words about my singing — shucks guys — thank you. So I was in Whole Foods yesterday, waiting in line — because there are legit 50something registers at the WF Union SquareContinue reading Where’s the Line?

A Case for Food

My last couple posts have been a bit on the heavy side, so I thought I’d lighten it up a little tonight. So. Food. Let’s talk about it. Because, frankly, it’s time to bust open a can of #RealTalk about it. Scroll through the #edrecovery hashtag on Instagram (I’m @beauty.beyond.bones – shameless plug 😛 ) and you’llContinue reading A Case for Food

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?