Please welcome Patrilie to the blog. She was kind enough to share her experiences and expertise on an incredibly important (and what I find to be vulnerable) topic. You can read the original post from Patrilie here. Do you remember the first time you went on a diet? If you were anything like me (a … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Disordered Eating Is Deeply Rooted In Mental Health, and It’s Time We Talk About It.
I have spent most of my life battling food in one manner or another. As a teen, the battle consisted of avoiding foods for the purpose of punishing myself. They say withholding food is an eating disorder and one that is about control. If that’s true, then I was trying to control my perception of … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Food is Hard
"I can see the light in you. Sara is back," says my therapist at my most recent counseling session. And I feel it too. God, it feels good. Although, it is a little strange to make peace with death, yearn for relief, and then find yourself still alive. And wanting to live. But, I'm grateful … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Still Standing
"Mom, why are you making that face?" So asks my five year old while we are driving home from the grocery store. "What face?" I ask unaware. "This one." She scowls demonstrating "Oh, I'm just thinking," I reply. "I make that face when I'm thinking too. When I'm thinking sad thoughts." My heart breaks. Because … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Taking a Stand
One year later… ...thank you Facebook memories for reminding me that one year ago I shared my story about postpartum depression. It was also coincidental, that this morning at a doctor’s appointment I was asked, “What are you on Zoloft for?" My reply, “postpartum depression”. I see him doing the math in his head … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Lyndsey’s Journey