Part 1: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and All the Ugly Truths I’ve Never Shared

Part 1: My Unhealthy Relationship with Food and All the Ugly Truths I’ve Never Shared

In so many ways, it is liberating to write this post. I've been wanting to write it for about a year, but every time I would start, things would get bad again, and I would start to feel like a fraud. But, I told a close friend this morning that it's time. I'm finally here. I'm finally at a place where I can authentically and transparently tell this part of my story. It's freeing, and also a little scary. It's scary to expose a previous truth that I lived for so many years, but it's something I feel ready to do. I have this need to be honest with you. I also have this need to be real and transparent and bare it all here in my little corner of the internet. It's both liberating and terrifying, but mainly, it's freeing.

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Giving Grace in the Most Unexpected Moments

Giving Grace in the Most Unexpected Moments

The things that we have allowed to tear us down often ring in our ears when brought up again. I've always had this fear that I wasn't a good wife or that I would never measure up to the examples set before me. Over the years, the little comments I've heard or the *advice* I've [...]

The Truth About Anxiety & How There is No Shame in Getting Help

The Truth About Anxiety & How There is No Shame in Getting Help

First things first. Anxiety Sucks.  I've been studying anxiety disorders, other related disorders and mental health topics for close to 10 years now, so imagine my surprise (and relief) when my family doctor suggested that I get tested for anxiety. I say surprise because "I should have known"... As someone who has written hundreds of pages [...]

Be Real (but not too real): Bending Over Backwards to Meet Society’s New Rules on Being Authentic

Be Real (but not too real): Bending Over Backwards to Meet Society’s New Rules on Being Authentic

    Hello All, I have to be honest... I'm a bit fired up as I start this post. *Insert cracking of knuckles here* I've been a little under the weather in bed for the last couple of days, in and out of thought, reflecting on past posts, comments and reactions to previous posts, and [...]