Feb
13

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Video: “What if my S.O. Doesn’t Understand my Eating Disorder?”

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Relationships are tricky. Throw in a mental health obstacle and you just multiplied the tricky-ness by at least 100. Read More

Feb
12

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Tips for Vulnerability in Friendships

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How often do you answer the question “how are you” with an automatic “fine, thanks, you?” Why is that?

Recently, I have been challenging myself; trying to dig deeper into what it looks like to be vulnerable in our friendships. Read More

Feb
9

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Intimacy and Eating Disorders

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Last month, I had the privilege of marrying my best friend.

This is something that never would have even crossed my mind as a possibility when I was suffering from an eating disorder. When I was sick, friendships were difficult, and romantic relationships were nearly impossible for a multitude of reasons. Read More

The Church, Mental Health, and Stigma

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I’ve been rather hurt and frustrated recently by attitudes surrounding mental illness and faith. As both a Christian and someone living with mental illnesses, I long for the day when the greater Christian community stops seeing someone with mental illness as being less faithful.

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Jan
29

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Tabitha: Free from Labels

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I grew up surrounded by a stack of labels and lies about myself so high I could not see my own worth or who I was through them.

Some were applied on my own — such as feeling like I was the reason people I loved were hurt and left my life — and others came through either the people around me, the way I was treated, or illnesses I wouldn’t understand until I was much older.

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Tabitha: Free from Labels

Friday, January 29, 2016

Flaws do not make me a failure; flaws make me human. I’m not perfect, but I’m all kinds of awesome, because I’ve learned to live a life free from labels and free from lies.

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Kyra: Free from Feelings of Insufficiency

Friday, January 22, 2016

The scars that were left on my heart may have formed patterns in my mind of insufficiency, but it is time to break free from those patterns and re-learn new ones.