Heart Change and Relationship

Last month, I had the privilege to attend the Hungry for Hope Summit 2018 hosted by FINDINGbalance.  If you haven't checked out FINDINGbalance yet, please do!  They are "the leading Christian resource for DAILY help with eating and body image issues, including self-tests, online support, curriculum and 600+ videos."  I'm so thankful an organization like... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

How do you react to suffering?

Having an eating disorder or related problem = SUFFERING.  How do you typically react to this suffering? What it looks like to minimize your suffering "It's not a big deal.  Other people have it way worse than me." You push yourself too much and end up in situations that are really challenging. You beat yourself... Continue Reading →

Priceless

Today I'm sharing someone else's words with you.  There are so many things I want to write about, but life gets in the way.  So hopefully the band King and Country can give you a little more understanding of what God sees when he looks at you. Priceless by King and Country Mirror, mirror Mirror... Continue Reading →

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