Posts by Kelly Joyce

Yogi. Writer. Photographer. Optimist. Recovered from anorexia and bulimia and helping others to do the same. Finding a balance in life and learning to live whole-heartedly. Embracing change and accepting that whatever will be, will be.

You Are More Than Your Past and Your Pain

“We are like the little branch that quivers during a storm, doubting our strength and forgetting we are the tree—deeply rooted to withstand all life’s upheavals.” ~Dodinsky

I began struggling with anorexia and bulimia in high school, a development that, in part, stemmed from sexual abuse.

I internalized my struggles and made them a part of me, leaving me with feelings of shame, guilt, unworthiness, and despair. I had completely lost connection with my authentic self and instead, took on the roles of “ruined,” “broken,” and “worthless.”

If you had asked me who I was three years ago, I would