Walk Through the Open Doors

Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 29: Next year I’d like to improve my mental health by… Next year I’d like to improve my mental health by taking my own advice. I’ve spent the past month reflecting on a truly amazing year. I’ve highlighted countless areas … Continue reading Walk Through the Open Doors

3 Mental Health Killers that Messed with Me This Year

Each day this month I will be answering one question from these December Journal Prompts. Day 14: Over the past year, what has contributed to the declines in your mental health? Even when life is at its very best, we all still face everyday challenges that threaten our mental well-being. I try to be proactive about … Continue reading 3 Mental Health Killers that Messed with Me This Year

3 Helpful Habits that Improved My Mental Health This Year

In the past I have had to be very intentional about the methods and activities I have engaged in to help my mental health thrive. Over the course of this year, I found I was spending much less time thinking about this and more time just living it! I think this means that taking care of myself is become more habitual for me, and I think that’s cool!

Anxious Introverts Can Cherish Community Too

I began to develop a new perspective on relationships and community. Instead of something to be feared, I started to see them as a blessing and gift from God. I got the sense that, for the first time in my adult life, God wanted to establish me in a community of my own where I could feel like I belong—where I was a part of a family.

Celebrating Life Today

Today is a significant day. Today is the 10-year anniversary of my final recovery from binge-purge type anorexia. I’ve been thinking about this day all year long—conceptualizing the brilliant blog I would put out to commemorate it and imagining the sense of triumph I would feel as I celebrate the victory. I’ve thought about how … Continue reading Celebrating Life Today

4 Lies that I Believe About Myself

We all believe lies about ourselves. Even when we don’t realize it, our creative minds come up with these sneaky, little untruths that can convince us we are something we’re not… or, often times, that we’re NOT something that indeed we ARE. A huge part of my mental health recovery journey has always been identifying … Continue reading 4 Lies that I Believe About Myself