Ways to Respond to Your ED Voice

Giving the eating disorder a name like "Ed" is a common way to externalize the disorder, or think of it as separate from your own mind and body.  Many people can distinctly hear the voice of ED.  He criticizes and trys to control, like an abusive ex-boyfriend. Your ED voice pipes in as you sit down... Continue Reading →

Spring Cleaning

I was reading Psalm 51 today and took notice of the following phrases: "blot out" "wash away" "cleanse me" "create in me a pure heart" We long to be made clean and pure, and Jesus does this for us. But we forget, hide, and try to do it ourselves. Oftentimes, in someone struggling with food... Continue Reading →

Worship during Negative Emotions

Well, leave it up to the Mike O'Brien to inspire me to get back to blogging after a long hiatus!  A long while back, I blogged about using yoga as a way to worship God, similar to how we can worship via singing.  Knowing how eating disorders can consume minds, make it difficult to focus, and... Continue Reading →

Spiritual Practice #1

So, as I mentioned in a previous post, I've been over here (trying to) rest lately.  In my explorations of what that actually looks like, I stumbled upon an awareness exercise from a podcast a good friend pointed me towards.  I liked it enough that I want to share. Do you want to try it... Continue Reading →

Holy Yoga

The integration of yoga and eating disorders is getting more and more common in treatment settings as time goes on.  It seems like a no-brainer!  Mindfulness?  Non-judgment?  Listening to your body?  It's like yoga was MADE for eating disorder recovery! Another awesome integration?  Yoga + God I was recently introduced to Holy Yoga through a... Continue Reading →

Accepting your New Body?

I'm back (hopefully!) after a hiatus due to a little something called the 4-month sleep regression that my son recently delved into.  Speaking of babies, I wrote a guest post for an old friend with an awesome blog called The Last Mommy Blog! If you're not interested in mom-related topics or my personal life, I... Continue Reading →

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