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Eating disorder recovery

Step off the Scale and Step into Freedom

I remember going home from school that day and telling my mother that I was never eating ice cream again. She thought I was kidding, because what normal child says that? Well I’m going to show them all that I’m not kidding. I’m going to start running and swimming more and eating less.
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When You are Struggling to Stand, but Longing to Run.

Below is a story of hope I received from a woman. I hope it inspires you to continue to persevere in your journey of healing. Please know that MIHI is here to serve you and don’t hesitate to contact us. I appreciate all the work with you and thought I would share a success I had tonig
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You, Yes You, are Enough

I’m flying back to Nashville right now after speaking to the students at the University of Pittsburgh. The woman who sat next to me has an eating disorder and my heart really aches for her. Her husband was trying to coax her into eating dinner, but she wouldn’t  and this e
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6 Years of Sexual Abuse: A Powerful Story

Six months ago, hopeless didn’t even begin to describe how I felt about my life. I was sick with an eating disorder that I’ve had for 4 years, and I had an alcoholic father who I lived my life to please. He was physically, verbally and for 6 years of my life, sexually abus
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She took the leap and built her wings on the way down: Life after an eating disorder

Today was an awesome day!! I was live on Relevant Radio for an hour which was a beautiful opportunity to showcase Made in His Image! I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity! You can go to their website and listen to my interview if you would like. Below is a question I am asked f
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Let’s Do the Darn Thing

One day it came to me, what would happen if I put all of the energy that I use to keep my eating disorder alive towards recovery? Actually, scratch that, what would happen if I just used a fraction of that energy to channel towards getting better? I would be a changed person, I’m sure
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Jake Gyllenhaal and Snapple (Interesting I know)!

After hearing that I use to work as a baker in Nashville, a lot of women asked, Who was the cutest famous guy who ever came into the bakery? Ahh, that would be Jake Gyllenhaal! He ate one of my muffins too. And yes, his eyes are every bit as gorgeous in person as they are in the movie
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I use to be 35 pounds lighter than I am today.

The other day when a young woman told me that her number one goal in life is to be thin, my heart ached for her. Ladies, I am alive today to tell you that there is more to life than a number you see on a scale. Our society defines beauty as a number on a scale, a dress size, inappropr
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The “What If” Game…

Even if I live to be 100, I will never forget where I was when I gave my eating disorder to God. I was sitting in an empty Church, praying, actually more like begging, for the grace to let it go, to really give it to Him. There was a part of me that desperately yearned to hold on to i
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I felt like I was experiencing my own Human Experience

Dear Made in His Image, Today, I went canoeing with my friend. I haven’t been too confident about my body but I’ve been “sober” and haven’t purged. I am not so phased with numbers. On the water, I realized that there is no way I can think about how I look when I am out on a beautiful
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