Learning to Love the Body God Gave You

I craved stability but never had it as a child which only added to my anxiety. I lived with chronic anxiety but didn’t know what to call and this made it very difficult to eat. I was too young to understand at the time, but this is when my struggle with anxiety over food began.

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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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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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Learning to Love Me

I was always stressed and tense, thinking about my imperfect body and what I needed to do to change it.

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