Keeping Your Faith on the Field

With the pep rallies and pom-poms though comes a tough fact: it can be a struggle to balance your playing time with your praying time.

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I Hate You, Food: My Struggle with Anorexia

I weighed myself 20 times a day. I allowed myself 100 or 200 calories a day. If I survived the day on 100 calories, I considered it to be a good day. If I had overeaten, which meant 300 calories, I made sure to punish myself the next day by running more miles and eating more meager portions.

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5 Things That Aren’t Helping Your Body Image

There are two kinds of people in this world, the people who struggle with body image and the people who lie about it.

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The Truth about Diets and Weight Loss: An Interview with Dr. John

Everywhere you look, there’s an ad, magazine cover, or commercial telling you what the new hotness is in diet secrets and workouts. It can be confusing and honestly . . . how do you know what to believe? Don’t let the smiling, skinny people in the ads convince you; you need someone you can trust. That’s why I asked Dr. John Oertle some questions about diets, weight loss, and how you as a teen should approach your health. He’s an awesome, Catholic doctor who’s passionate about sharing the truth about the wonderful body God gave each of us. Enjoy!

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Faith on the Field: Interview with Vanderbilt Kicker Tommy Openshaw

Look for Tommy Openshaw on a Saturday night, and you’ll find him under stadium lights, kicking for Vanderbilt’s football team. Check again on Sunday, however, and you’ll find him at Benton Chapel, joining Vanderbilt’s Catholic community for Mass.

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20 Seconds of Courage: How I Found Healing from Self-Hatred

I was a dancer growing up and was told that I needed to lose weight. There were some days when my teacher even told me to skip meals, and I listened.

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Words of Advice: From the Face in the Mirror

You are not a powerless victim to the lies of a photoshopped world. Reclaim the meaning of beauty and remind yourself all day every day so you can rewrite your own inner dialogue.

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What Taylor Swift Taught Me About Self-Worth

“When you look into the mirror you need to NOT tell yourself that you’re not special, that you’re not pretty, that you’re not good enough.” -Taylor Swift I stumbled across this incredible quote on YouTube. Taylor Swift told this to a crowd of her biggest fans in Manchester. As I […]

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More Than a Trip: The Do’s and Don’ts of Camps and Conferences

The do’s and don’ts of camps and conferences. How to get the most out of your youth group trip.

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You Are Beautiful: 16 Catholic Guys Explain Why

What is beauty? And why don’t I ever feel like I have it? Why am I never good enough? How do I stop the relentless, attacking voice in my head telling me I’ll never be pretty? This is the sound of the conversation I’ve had way too many times recently. […]

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