Leaving Fear Behind

Through all these endless canyons, TRUST beyond what you can see: For beyond your wildest worries, you will find unbridled peace. ~Morgan Harper Nichols Fear is a funny thing. Scientists say that the reason humans feel fear is to protect us from things that we perceive as a threat. But, is what we PERCEIVE as…

To the people who gave me my wake up call

My wake up call came to me when two people on the TCU campus reported me to Campus Life. Someone in my dorm and someone in the Rec Center had seen me. They courageously alerted Campus Life because they were concerned about me. I never found out who it was that reported me. I hope…

My go-to/ in a pinch/ lazy meals

Usually I’m pretty good about making a big batch of breakfast and dinner meals over the weekend to have ready for work for the following week. However, sometimes I want to just make something easy and inexpensive for dinner. Sometimes I want to make something for myself on the weekends that I can just throw…

Things that are WAY more valuable than an Eating Disorder

In part two of the video that I recorded for a group of high school students (mentioned in the previous post), I talked about the things that are more valuable in life than an eating disorder. I tell people all the time that when you have an eating disorder, you basically miss out on life….

What I want Teens to know about Eating Disorders

A couple of months ago I got the chance to record a video for a high school health class about my eating disorder journey. I basically gave them a short version of how my ED started and my journey through recovery. I ended by sharing with the kids some of the most important things I…

To those who doubted me…

I’ve mentioned before that in high school, I didn’t have the best relationship with doctors. Part of it was because I didn’t realize that I had a problem and the other part was becauseI had a few run ins with some doctors who flat out said to my face that I would never get better….

Take it easy…

Self love is hard. Especially in a world that tells us that either, a.) self love is selfish because that’s egotistical or b.) self love is stupid because why would you need to remind yourself of your worth? Friends, I’m here to tell you that self love is VITAL to your health. Our minds are…

30 Random Facts :)

I was having a bad case of writer’s block….so I answered 30 random questions about myself instead. Enjoy friends 🙂 Are you named after anyone?– Yes. My birth name is Margaret and I am named after my grandmothers, who both happened to be named Margaret 😀 When was the last time you cried?-Two days ago…I’m…

Exploring & Eating through Minnesota

Y’all…I am officially IN LOVE with Minnesota. I took a trip to go see one of my childhood best friends. I was already SUPER excited to see her. I later found out that it actually feels like fall up there, which increased my excitement because that meant I could FINALLY break out allllll the flannels,…

22 Things learned in 22 years

I did a post a while back similar to this when I turned 20…and I’ve got stuff on my mind lately so I’m going to do it again…..even though my birthday was 2 months ago. Take a risk & say something-Could it be absolutely, certifiably, insane according to your standards? HELL YEAH. But if you’ve…

132.4 and fabulous

Back story time: A few months ago, when I was finishing up my last semester of school (still feels SUPER weird saying that), in one of my classes we were going to participate in a test that is done by athletes. To correctly find our measurements, one of the factors in the formula was body…

Movement

Our bodies were designed for movement. It’s in our anatomy. It’s in our genetics. Movement is something that allows us to celebrate our bodies. However, a HUGE misconception that people have is that there are “right” and “wrong” ways to move our bodies. A lot of the time people think that the only way you’re…