Does Size Matter?

This video is part of a collaboration series with Raymond the Relationship Blogger. We are hoping to do a video every week answering each other’s questions on sex to promote a healthy understanding of sex and sexuality and to show the differences in how we think about these topics.

Why I Don’t Recommend Anorexia Recovery Groups

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So in the last week, I’ve had a couple of people contact me out of the blue about various mental health questions. Because I’ve been very open on this blog and New Crunchy Mom about it, I guess I’ve built a reputation of knowing about these things and honestly I think that is great and I love helping others who struggle like I do/have.

There was one question I got that I thought might be helpful to address here on the blog and that was: Can you recommend any Anorexia recovery groups?

To answer that, in short, no I cannot.

I have tried a few different anorexia recovery groups, most of which were specifically Christian because that was important to me. I wanted to know that the encouragement that I was hoping to get from the groups was going to be bible-based.

After I joined the groups, there were three things that really stuck out to me and gave me some pause for concern.

#1. There was a lot of underlying pro-Ana discussions.

A lot of what I saw going on in these recovery groups was thinly veiled attempts at competition on who had it “worse”, who had lost the most weight, who had been in the most danger, and who was relapsing the worst. There were a lot of numbers thrown out, and pictures, and I honestly felt like it was doing more to encourage an eating disorder rather than to encourage recovery.Continue Reading

Lessons and Consequences

My toddler and I went grocery shopping tonight. I dressed him up in non-matching socks (his choice) and a dinosaur onesie before heading to pick out some clothes for myself. He trailed along behind me as I grabbed one of my favorite blue sweaters and an ankle-length skirt. It was an outfit that screamed “I used to be a homeschooler” but it was comfortable and I didn’t figure we’d be seeing anyone we knew anyways. I knew it would hide the bloating from my body trying to adjust to eating again after vomiting for a couple of days straight.

As I slipped it on, I realized I still hadn’t really gained any weight since falling ill last week. I had gained two or three pounds, but when I woke up this morning and weighed, I was back to a pound above my lowest weight since I got sick. I tugged at the sleeves, pulling them down as I took in how baggy it looked on me now. I told myself that at least I didn’t lose enough to be back in little girl size clothing.Continue Reading

Acne, Awkwardness and Allergies

I dealt with acne a lot when I was younger and still do to an extent. As it turns out, allergies (both food and topical) can contribute to acne for me. A lot of the conventional methods of treating acne failed me due to ineffectiveness, side effects and allergies to the ingredients. This video is my story of how I’ve been treated because of my acne, what I’ve tried to get rid of it and what I’ve found that helps.

Dancing, Daisy Dukes and Stage Fright

Hey there!

So…I haven’t made a video or written something (non-fiction, anyways) in a while. Almost a month, actually.

Oops.

There is a reason.  But you knew that, didn’t you? There is always a reason.

I know what you are thinking…What the heck, Rebecca? Why are you so squirrely? You jump from blogging to vlogging to podcasting to fiction.

Yeah, yeah, I know. I have issues focusing.

Right now, fiction is easier for me to distract myself with. I need distractions because I’m flippin’ falling apart up in here.Continue Reading

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