The Ultimate Recovery Playlist: Christian Music Version

Are you struggling to overcome an obstacle in your life? Something daunting? Something that—some days—feels impossible? Maybe that obstacle is an eating disorder or substance abuse. Maybe it's a health battle. Or even a relationship issue or financial struggle. Whatever your personal challenge, I created a playlist that might help. This playlist was inspired by …

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Thoughts on Listening to Someone’s Story

Everybody has a story. A major part of my personal mission is to: Share my own story to point people toward God and hope. Encourage others to share their stories, too. We need to hear each other's stories, because stories say, "You're not alone. I've been there, too. I understand." That is powerful stuff. But, …

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My First Time as a Christian Women’s Conference Speaker: Sharing My Story

Have you ever shared your story? I've shared pieces of mine plenty of times on this blog, on Instagram, once on my friend Janice's podcast, and to individuals here and there—but never in front of a live audience. That is, until November 12, 2022 at the TELL Women's Conference in my hometown of Union City, …

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Losing Weight Will Not Make You Happy

The end. I'm kidding... about ending it there. NOT about the title. That is no joke. Losing weight truly will not make you happy—or even happier—in life. Trust me. No, I'm not a medical or mental health professional. No, I'm not discussing any potential benefits to your body's functionality. I speak purely from experience as …

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Thoughts on Recovery

Recovery doesn't mean it stops being hard. Recovery is doing it anyway. Read that again. Now, maybe you're thinking, Oh, this doesn't apply to me. I'm not currently in recovery for anything. OR There's nothing I need to recover from. But, I challenge you to read on, because—even if that's true—I think you'll find some …

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Bible Verses That Perfectly Describe My Eating Disorder Recovery Story: Psalm 107

Does the Bible ever surprise you? So often, verses jump out at me that I know I've read before—but suddenly they resonate. Case in point. First15 is my daily devotional, and recently, the passage of the day was Psalm 107. While listening via the audio option on the Bible app, I did a double take …

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The Power of Hope in Eating Disorder Recovery

Hope. I'm not sure I really understood the meaning of hope till I recovered from bulimia in 2016. Y'all, it was HOPE that helped me fight that battle. Hope that kept me scaling that mountain when everything inside was screaming at me to quit. And hope that led to my ultimate victory over ten-plus years …

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When Disordered Eating Becomes an Eating Disorder: 9 Warning Signs

Since February is National Eating Disorder Awareness Month, I decided to dedicate all of this month's posts to that topic. Eating disorder awareness has personal significance to me because I recovered from bulimia in 2016, after struggling for over ten years. You can read my bulimia recovery story here. While that story goes into detail …

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How I Recovered From a Decade-Long Battle With Bulimia: My Bulimia Story of Hope

I thought I'd never be free. During the darkest decade of my life, I thought I'd never win my battle against bulimia. It seemed impossible to escape the powerful binge-purge cycle of addiction. Impossible to imagine a life of normalcy ever becoming reality for me again—especially after several failed attempts. And yet, in April 2021, …

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