Accountability in Self-Injury Recovery

Sarah_QuoteThe best decision I’ve made during my recovery process was choosing (and continuing to choose) to be accountable with other people about my self-harm.

It was a hard thing to do, especially since for me, self-harm carried a stigma and a shame that hit deep in my soul. But even with my shame, there is an element of wanting someone to know and of not wanting to struggle through the pain alone. I want it to be clear from the beginning–being accountable to others is never easy and most often hurts like hell. Read More




Holding Yourself Accountable for Body-Shaming

Laura_QuoteThis month, Libero Network is focusing on accountability. We’re exploring what it means to be accountable and to whom we need to be accountable with to assure successful recovery.

But accountability is not just about our reliance on others; in order to create a better, healthier life, we need to hold ourselves accountable for moments we may not necessarily be proud of. Read More




What Makes an Accountability Relationship Healthy?

Josh_QuoteWhen we discover a close friend or loved one is struggling with mental illness or self injury, we naturally begin to feel partially responsible for their well-being. We reassure them we will stick by them no matter what, and we will always make them a priority.

I have learned from being on both sides of the conversation that good accountability is arguably the most important component of the healing process, and poor accountability can be incredibly destructive. Read More




Defining Your Faith and Recovery

lindsay abraham - faith and recoveryFor the most part, I don’t like labels. I know, it’s a pretty cliché thing to say, but I mean it.

Labels have a way of containing a thing, defining what a thing should be and what it should not be. Labels allow little room for growth or change, and oftentimes, can be what prevents a thing from reaching its full potential or true meaning. Read More




Brooke: Free from Finding Value in Numbers

Brooke free from value in numbersFor as long as I can remember, I’ve been a very self-conscious person. It’s possible it was caused by society, or maybe by my critical father (whom I still love unconditionally), or perhaps another cause I haven’t yet identified.

My first events of negative self-perception had very little to do with weight. This changed, however, and by the time I reached the fifth grade, I had gone on my first silent diet, and lost my first silent pounds.

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Brooke: Free from Finding Value in Numbers

Friday, October 17, 2014

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a very self-conscious person. It’s possible it was caused by society, or maybe by my critical father (whom I…

Sarah: Free from Society’s Standards

Friday, October 10, 2014

Originally published June 28, 2013 I began struggling with body image in the eighth grade. My life had gotten to an extremely low point–I felt as if nobody…

Emily: Free from the Mirror

Friday, October 3, 2014

Originally published February 22, 2013 Food has always had control over my life. Whether it has been eating too much or not enough, I have always been consumed…

Laura: Free From Society’s Beauty Standards

Friday, September 26, 2014

I stared at the restaurant’s bathroom floor, in plank position, with tears streaming from my eyes. I did push-up after push-up, wishing I could burn off this feeling…

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