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Each of our paths to healing is like to a jigsaw puzzle with many pieces required for wholeness. These interlocking “pieces” might include friends and family, professional help, support groups, books, and more. Our dreams are also one important piece of the puzzle. Jenni’s dream of writing helped her to not only recover from an eating disorder but also to move past posttraumatic stress disorder and its accompanying, debilitating depression.

The posts below are your stories of how you Dream Big! We hope you’ll be encouraged by knowing that there are many others just like you, and be inspired by each other.

Visit the Dream Big page here to share your own Dream Big story!

Dream Big: Discovering the “Essential Me.”

Who am I without Ed? This is a question that I used to ask myself a lot. Apparently, this is a question that many of us in recovery from eating disorders as well as other mental illnesses, like PTSD, end up wondering about. Our illness can essentially hijack so much…Read More

Dream Big: Bring Your Brokenness

Recovery from both an eating disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder, PTSD, is possible. Here, brave Amie Shields shares her inspirational story of transformation. Amie writes about needing to get to the “roots” of her eating disorder. We all know what happens if we pull a weed up only by the…Read More

Dream Big: Tree of Life by Sally

If you follow me on social media, you know that I love trees. Think Austin, Texas, treehugger. Last year, my neighbors helped me to save a tree on my property that was at risk of being cut down by the city. The tree, affectionately named Moose by the neighborhood, is…Read More

Dream Big: Find Recovery, Find Your Purpose

I don’t have any kids yet, but I am certainly a proud mom of many! Tara DeAngelis is one. Tara wrote the article below last summer, as part of her internship with me. Today, even further along in her recovery from an eating disorder, PTSD, and anxiety, she has had…Read More

Dream Big: From Barely Living to Thriving

This summer has been such a blessing in so many ways! One big way is the work I have been able to do with my two incredible summer interns. Here, Hannah Durbin has offered to share some of her passion, enthusiasm, and inspiration with you. Thank you, Hannah, for all that…Read More