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Mom of three plays arcade basketball in a bikini

Body Image Issues Freakin’ Suck, But You Don’t

“Exciting adventures like vacations, poolside hangouts, any night out that begs for you to squeeze into some tight pants or a dress become stress-provoking and unfun. They take what could be your joyful and carefree attitude and turn you into a self-conscious, body-obsessed, judgment-fearing butterball of anxiety.”

‘I want to go home.’ Strong-willed, she wouldn’t budge. There we were, in the middle of a trail on a picture-perfect day for a walk.’: Mom urges ‘sit with them, so they know there’s someone who always will’

“I could have given in. I could have just walked with her back to the car. But I refused. And so we sat. And sat. And sat. For as long as it took for us to work things out. For her to work through her feelings. For me to keep in control of mine.”

‘I woke up to a burning sensation on my feet. I ripped the blankets off to find them charred and melted.’: Woman battling unexplained seizures thanks art for saving her life

“In a second, it all changed. I ran to the bathroom screaming with my hands over my mouth. I jumped in the tub, turned the cold water on. It felt like acid. The pain was like nothing on this earth. Soon, my left foot started to rot. I was a true zombie. I had no clue who my family was, I didn’t even recognize myself in the mirror.”

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