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Eating disorder recovery

Flaws and all, you are enough

By Megan Marie | Guest Blogger As you read this post, I encourage you to do your best to release any bitterness you have towards those who have hurt you, even if one of those people is yourself. I pray this is a letter of forgiveness and healing (and keeping in mind, both are a proces
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You are Beautiful – Scars and all

By Maura Preszler To the girl who stands in front of the mirror criticizing every inch of her body, you are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough. To the girl who thinks she needs to lose 15 pounds for a man to ever love her, you are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.
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It’s Not About Food

This is not about food. This is not about looking good in a dress or wanting to be a supermodel. This is not about wanting the cute guys to turn their heads and stare at your beauty. This is not about going to a store, sliding a size zero skirt over your hip bones, and laughing all th
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What’s it like to recover from an eating disorder?

By Margie Achee | Guest Blogger  Once I finally made the decision to get help for my eating disorder, I thought the hard part was over. I thought a therapist was going to come to my rescue with a magic pill and akin to getting over the flu, I would be better in days. A therapist did c
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Ballet and My Recovery from an Eating Disorder

By Margie Achee | Guest Blogger  Photo credit | Donna Irene Photography I was 18 when I decided to count calories. Of course this wasn’t my first foray into dieting; as a child I constantly came up with new ways to slim down, creating reward schedules, and binge days if I had been ‘go
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This Girl

By Erin McNew | Staff Writer Today, this video made me cry. http://www.buzzfeed.com/dayshavedewi/this-video-is-for-every-woman-who-has-never-felt-like-that-g#.vt67WrKP8X Because I know what it’s like to look at that girl and compare yourself to her. As if you can be compared to any ot
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Healing Doesn’t Happen Overnight

By Megan Marie | Guest Writer I was so confused. According to multiple Christian songs, movies, books etc. all you have to do is kneel down and pray and all of your problems will be solved. Your life will effortlessly transform into the unrealistic standard you hold yourself up to. Wr
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My Beautiful Mess of a Story

By Megan Marie | Guest Writer I have been deeply wounded. I am a very sensitive person. I was physically very sick with autoimmune diseases and due to emotional abuse, past trauma and some family problems, I coped by finding something to control. Anorexia took over my life and it quic
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To the Girl Without a father

By Maura Preszler | Founder of Made in His Image The most pandemic wound in our world is fatherlessness. Every little girl yearns to be pursued by her father. She desires to be wanted. She asks the questions, Do you delight in me? Am I worth fighting for? Do you want me? Do you see me
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The Beautiful Ache

By Tori Vissat | Guest Blogger The desires seem to be sitting on my shoulder for all to see. They are exposed, sometimes painful and sometimes beautiful. But I know that they are always on some level, very beautiful…because God is the author of them. For the longest time, I hardened m
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