Please welcome Abigail to the blog. Abigail's story will resonate with many others and we thank her for entrusting us to share it in this space. If you or anyone you know is battling depression or contemplating suicide, there is help: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline . Hi, how are you? I'm well, thank you! How are … Continue reading Love Will Voices: Abigail’s Story
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