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 elderly cat is sweet and reclusive; my 2- year-old amputee cat is a curious toddler-child; my aussiedoodle puppy is an intelligent partner-in-crime with my 2-year-old cat; last but not least, my husband is an introvert with an intense enthusiasm for sports (mainly college football). So it won’t surprise you that I 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.
When I am not in the throes of managing my household, you can find me huddled in my office writing on this website or out in the community advocating for those who struggle or have loved ones who struggle with mental illness.
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.