Celebrating TRIUMPH: My Birthday Trip to Bali

Celebrating TRIUMPH: My Birthday Trip to Bali

For my twenty-ninth birthday, I treated myself to a solo trip to the Indonesian paradise island of Bali. 

But this trip to Bali was not just a tropical beach vacation. It was my glorious triumph over a lifetime of hopelessness and pain. We all give meaning to the events in our lives, and this was a very deliberate representation of my victory over self-hate, misery, and demoralization.

I fought for years and I finally won. And that is worth celebrating.

So that's exactly what I did. 

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It's Been FIVE YEARS Since I QUIT SMOKING! Here's How I Did It

It's Been FIVE YEARS Since I QUIT SMOKING! Here's How I Did It

I'm thrilled to celebrate being FIVE YEARS SMOKE FREE! 

Can you believe that I used to smoke? A lot?

I used to smoke so much that I thought it was an actual characteristic of my personality.

Read more to find out how I quit cold turkey without any cravings or temptation, and why I'm more badass now than I could have ever been as a smoker.

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My Struggle with the Effects of Bulimia

My Struggle with the Effects of Bulimia

I’m currently dealing with some health consequences from the effects of my bulimia. And it’s National Eating Disorder Awareness week. Ugh.

I don’t really want to talk about my present situation.

But I think National Eating Disorder Awareness week is the perfect reason to talk about it. It lets others who are dealing with an eating disorder know that they are not alone. It proves to them that there is no reason to hide their story in shame. Because through struggle, we find strength.

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The ONLY Way to Get a Body You Love

The ONLY Way to Get a Body You Love

When I was out of shape and heavier than my ideal weight, I assumed that when I got into shape, I’d feel incredible about my body. When I looked at pictures of women with fantastic, fit bodies, I thought they must always feel self-confident and love their body....

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