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This is a Letter for Those Recovering from Eating Disorders in Quarantine

“Telling a person with an eating disorder that they can’t leave their apartment for two weeks is like saying, ‘You have two weeks to indulge in all the behavior you haven’t exhibited since you were in recovery,’” said Ruthie Friedlander, Founder of the Chain. I feel inexpressibly blessed to say that I strongly believe that I …

Don’t Laugh It Off

This blog post originally appeared on the Leaders Blog at C3KW. Head over there for more encouragement and Truth in this time of COVID-19! Hey, Friend.  We’re aaaalllll in this together… Anyone else get High School Musical vibes? For real, though. We are. Each one of us is enduring the same trying time. I wouldn’t be surprised if …

Faithful You Are

“Don’t Australia it.” This is where my beautiful friend, Kristann, and I ended our hour-long, and about 5-hours-too-short, conversation in a Starbucks on my lunch break today. This girl, who is literally a straight up RAY of golden sunshine and beams Jesus Christ in her smile and her kindness, met me giddily today, jumping up …

Why Recovering Eating Disorder Patients DO Need to Eat A LOT…

It is a common misconception that people with eating disorders hate food. The reality is quite the contrary. In most eating disorder sufferers, food is obsessed over, constantly thought about, and researched.In the depths of my disorder, I constantly baked and cooked high-fat, delicious dishes that I wouldn’t let my own tongue even nearly close to, but that I served with glee to those around me.

The Power of a Friend Like Alicia: Three Things To Absolutely Always Be Doing, Everyday Period.

The buzz of my alarm greeted my ears this morning at 5:30AM, and I found myself instantly missing waking up with the sunrise time on the daily for work. As I have transitioned out of a three-and-a-half-year period of working at coffee shops just this past week, it has not taken long for me to …