Spring cleaning. It’s that time of year when garage doors open, rakes come out, closets get decluttered, and floors are polished to a sparkling shine… well, in theory, anyway! It would be great if we could just keep our homes and our worlds clean and uncluttered all year round, but the reality is that life … Continue reading Spring Cleaning of the Soul
Depressed. Alone. Defeated. How many times have you trudged through your day under the heavy burden of these feelings? For me, it has been far too many to count. If you have walked this journey, or are currently walking it, then you’ve probably found yourself many times asking, “Where is God in all of this?” … Continue reading Where is God when I’m Depressed?
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
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
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!
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.
This post is not about regrets—because seriously, I don’t really feel like I have any. But I do think it’s healthy to reflect on what you could have differently because it can help you prepare for a better future.
Today is the final day of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week for 2018 in Canada. As I sat pondering my past this morning, some words came to mind that I wrote back in 2003. I was in the thick of my battle with binge/purge type anorexia, and during this season of my life things were … Continue reading Keep Walking.
I’ll never forget that moment. The details surrounding it may be hazy, but the question will be burned in my memory forever. It was the first time anyone had ever confronted me about the eating disorder that I had been hiding for well over a year...
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