Dear friends, Have you ever been so inspired, so energized, so determined that you find it hard to put it into words? That is how I have felt the last couple weeks. I cannot quite describe it. I have so much I want to say, so many thoughts bouncing around in my head that I simply cannot organize them… Continue reading The Terrifying and Amazing
I’ve been suffering from anxiety for a long time, long before I ever considered it anxiety or any sort of disorder- it only took me 22 years to realize that throwing up every time you travelled or got nervous (like on the alter at church- twice) isn’t exactly normal. My family and friends have been tremendously helpful… Continue reading 6 Things People with Anxiety Are Tired of Hearing
Happy February friends! Can you believe it’s already a new month? If you’re anything like me, you’re still writing 2015 after the date. (This is kind of a problem when I spend my days charting in medical records). I hope January treated all you well! I’m always looking for an excuse for self-reflection and the… Continue reading Put Yourself First
I have been fighting my eating disorder nearly every day for 6 years. I have done everything in my power to push it away, to ignore it, to try to do the opposite thing it wants in order to get better. Everything in me went to fighting this terrible, scary, monstrous part of my brain that… Continue reading Battling Minds and Making Friends
Apologies are important. Knowing how to apologize well and knowing how to apologize right are two extraordinarily important skills to have. A meaningful, genuine apology can rectify bad situations and repair relationships. But. Sometimes, you shouldn’t apologize, even when you feel like you should. Even when all you can feel is guilt. Even when you feel… Continue reading When We Shouldn’t Say Sorry
I have a bone to pick. It’s about healthcare. Have I lost your interest yet? Now, I do not pretend to be the healthcare expert by any means. Insurance? Coverage? Deductibles? Way, way over my head. But I just want to share my experience here. It’s been a frustrating two weeks. I’m coming to the end… Continue reading It’s drivin’ me mental!
I met Edie my junior year of high school, although I had seen her around long before that. Let me make one thing clear: Edie is not a good friend. She is mean, pointing out my flaws and my mistakes. She makes me feel less than, like I’m never quite good enough. Because whatever I’ve… Continue reading Let’s talk about Edie.