What I Truly Gained.

I am a firm believer that time heals all wounds. Riding the wave, waiting for the storm to pass, dancing in the rain; all that good stuff. But let me tell ya, every single time I walk into a doctor’s office, a familiar brush of panic washes over me as I am asked to hop […]

I Wish I Could Diet.

Raise your hand if you have ever felt personally victimized by diet culture! Keep your hands high in the air if you have ever felt even the slightest bit of envy of those who are buying into the toxic, yet alluring, schemes that are popular diets. Is your hand still raised? Because mine is. I […]

Find Your Safety.

This is probably my most vulnerable post to date. But with all of the holiday and end of year madness, there is no better time than the present to lay it on the line and remind the world that we all struggle! Trauma is a beast. A nasty beast. Seriously, like a 5am morning with […]

To the girls sitting next to me at Panera,

Half of my heart broke when you grabbed my attention with the words “Look at her, she’s perfect”. The other half continued to crumble as you followed that up with “I\’m done eating, I could literally die, her body is ‘goals’.”. Every bone in me wanted to stand up, break every imaginable social norm, and […]

There Is No Room For Shame On My Dinner Plate.

\”I am thankful for my struggle, for without it I would not have stumbled across my strength.\”  These are the words that keep me grounded throughout the holidays. Every time the last Thursday of November rolls around I feel my eating disorder trying to creep back up from the depths of recovery it\’s been buried […]