The message I’d go back and give myself, and the message I want others to hear now

The message I’d go back and give myself, and the message I want others to hear now

The other night I was doing normal quarantine things like going through old boxes of school work because everyone saves past assignments and handouts, right?! I'm joking. I know this is not a normal phenomenon, which is why I decided I should probably sort through the weird attachment I have with past reading assignments, statistic [...]

The Mind and Gut Are Connected: Recognizing Your Cravings and Intuitively Enjoying Your Comfort Foods

The Mind and Gut Are Connected: Recognizing Your Cravings and Intuitively Enjoying Your Comfort Foods

I used to think eating just one cookie would equate to 5 pounds on my body. I used to punish myself for getting seconds of my mom's famous scalloped potatoes and ham. I used to wonder how others were able to enjoy pizza, when all I could think about was how I'd burn off the [...]

10 ways to overcome body dysmorphia, and to begin seeing yourself in a new light

10 ways to overcome body dysmorphia, and to begin seeing yourself in a new light

I struggled with body dysmorphia for most of my teenage years and sometimes, I still struggle. Staring at myself so long, I start to perceive the most minor, unnoticeable, and often nonexistent flaws in myself. I'll never forget standing in front of the mirror and trying on formal dresses my senior year of high school, [...]

Pretty In Pink Smoothie Bowl

Pretty In Pink Smoothie Bowl

I'm reading a book called The Mind-Gut Connection by Emeran Mayer right now and have been absolutely fascinated by the information I've learned so far. Mostly I've learned just how important our gut microbiome are. For instance, did you know that when we properly take care of our gut microbes, that's the trillions of bacteria, fungi, [...]

The Top Resources To Help Me Recover From An Eating Disorder

The Top Resources To Help Me Recover From An Eating Disorder

If you're reading this because you're in the midst of recovering from an eating disorder, well done. I know the road is tough, but I promise it gets easier. If you're reading this and haven't yet committed to recovery, well done. I was there once too and can look back now and say it's the [...]

Do not let me go

It's just you and I here Once lost, but you rescued my soul Each time I drift, you never let me pass with the wind Your love catches me and chases me down  Your Spirit arrests my spirit I am overcome by your presence   Do not let me go Hold me tight, hold me [...]

No longer deceived, but set free: A summary of my silence & solitude retreat

No longer deceived, but set free: A summary of my silence & solitude retreat

A year ago, God asked me to get rid of all my journal entries that mentioned body image, food, or worthiness. I asked him, “Father, how do I heal from my past of disordered eating?” I had reached a breaking point in my life. A lot of things had bubbled to the surface of the [...]