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Why You Don’t Have to Do All the Things

"The more you do, the more worth you have.” This is a common message we never audibly hear, but it’s frequently implied by others—including by family members, friends, and church leaders. Not because they aren’t Christians per se or because they don’t truly care about you. But because they’ve bought the cultural lie that is stated above—“the more you do, the more worth you have.” We mistakenly believe that we will find strength in doing more—finding a side hustle, starting a hobby, setting new goals for ourselves, etc.

Real Recovery Promo Video!

As you probably know, it has been an exciting few weeks here! With the release of Real Recovery: What Eating Disorder Recovery Actually Looks Like, I've been thinking of ways to spread awareness about this topic and spread excitement about this book! So if you're tired of reading about Real Recovery and how it can transform your eating disorder recovery (or the recovery of someone you love), check out this video instead! This isn't usually how I roll, but it's never too late to try new things, right? If you love what you watch and want to learn more, head over to Amazon!

Real Recovery is Here!

Today is the day, friends! Real Recovery: What Eating Disorder Recovery Actually Looks Like is being released today! You can buy it here on Amazon with just a few quick clicks!

Dear Single Girl, Don’t Be Afraid of Being Forever Alone

Dear Single Girl, I know 22 engaged couples. As in 22 couples who will most likely be joined in holy matrimony this year. As in 44 less single people whom I’ll know. Family members. Friends. People I know from church. People I know from college. People I know from my college & career groups. It feels like the clock is ticking for me...very, very fast.

I’m Sorry, Hallmark: Maybe I Misjudged You

Dear Hallmark, when I wrote to you last Valentine's Day, I wasn’t completely honest about my feelings toward you. It’s true that I didn’t watch many Christmas Hallmark movies for Christmas of 2020. And that’s great. I exposed some of the false expectations that you produce in women, which I feel good about. But I failed to mention that—despite your flaws—your movies have a certain draw to them that I can’t seem to resist.

Dear Corporate Ladder-Climber

Dear Corporate Ladder-Climber, I see you over there. Curled up in your tiny cubicle. Staring at a computer screen for eight hours straight. Sipping way-too-hot coffee in the morning and way-too-cold coffee in the afternoon to try to stay awake. Blinking ferociously and stretching frequently because you’re scared of the trending phrase “sitting is the new smoking." You might as well buy the jumbo pack of cigarettes now.

4 Ways to Avoid the Dangers of Daydreaming

Across the table, he stared at me with dreamy blue eyes and laughed gently. “How in the world did I end up with such a great girl like you?” he asked playfully.  I shrugged and smiled at him. “Oh, I don’t know. I guess I could ask how I ended up with such a great guy like you.” He reached for my hand, and I gently rested mine in his. All I could do was look into his dark eyes and hope the moment never ended…But then reality set in, and my daydream came to a halt. Suddenly, the fantasy was over.

Eating Disorders and the Victim Mentality

If you hit the “rewind” button on my life and traveled back in time about five years, you would find me in a very difficult season of recovery from my anorexia. Struggling to make sense of who I was and who I needed to be. Doubting I would ever love myself or even like myself. Wanting to be skinny above everything else. As that season lingered, I felt like I was trudging through heavy, dirty mud. Craving answers to my questions but not being willing to accept the answers before me.

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