February 9, 2018
crushing

First Crush

You knew this day would come, but you had no idea how soon. Now suddenly, the girl who’s never needed more than her family, her friends, […]
April 20, 2017
gateway drug

Prescription Drugs were my Gateway

Pills were my answer to every problem. It started with prescription drugs. If I was tired, I took a pill. If I couldn’t sleep, I took […]
February 10, 2017

What Our Country Needs Right Now is You

After an extremely contentious election season, filled with hostile words and news broadcasts that you may have had to turn off when kids were in the […]
August 29, 2016
eating disorders

Not So Simple

The hardest part of having a child or family member with an eating disorder is the longevity of the disease. Dads especially are used to going […]
August 22, 2016
a new beginning

Fully Recovered

For years now, I have touted the beautiful, undeniable truth that anyone struggling to overcome an eating disorder has the ability to achieve full, sustainable recovery.  […]
May 20, 2016

Perfect Body at All Costs

The drive for the ideal body shape and size is so strong that some will undergo risky, expensive surgeries to help achieve the body they want. In […]
April 1, 2016
girl scout cookies

More Than a Cookie Sale

Girls use the Cookie Program as a spring board to follow their dreams! Every year, thousands of Arizona girls take part in the largest girl-led business […]
February 26, 2016

Food and Fitness in High School

With puberty behind them, high school-age children are at a significant juncture in their physical and psychological state when it comes to health and nutrition.  This […]
February 26, 2016
complete 180

Complete 180

As a young kid, I was picked on pretty mercilessly by my peers, about anything from my short hair to my crooked teeth. I would purposefully […]
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