The first thing you should know is that I love Jesus. Secondly, I consider myself an equal-opportunity Jesus follower. This means I believe in the love and equal rights for everyone because Jesus does. And even if you don’t believe in God or you believe Jesus is a whackjob or (that I’m a whackjob for following Him), that’s okay. You’re loved anyway, and I am not here to convert you.
I have two children, a husband, and two elderly cats. My son has ADHD; my daughter struggles with anxiety and depression; I have been in anorexia recovery since November of 2014; my cats are… well old, moody, and sweet; and last but not least, my husband is the one constant that keeps our family from taking life too seriously. So it won’t surprise you to know that I am a mental health advocate for my family and my community. I also understand the crazy that comes with managing multiple schedules, mediating interpersonal familial conflict (a.k.a sibling rivalry), cleaning random illness (that may or may not land on the carpet), tending to the emotional needs of many in a single moment, repeating the never-ending cycle of laundry, and figuring out what’s for dinner.
I define myself in this space as a writer who writes about intuitive eating, body trust, and self-love for Christian women who struggle with negative body image, food guilt, and their inability to “get healthy” no matter how many diets they’ve tried–even the biblically- based ones.