In this latest episode of Hope Reclaimed, Ellie Herringshaw discusses how confidence is an important aspect of reclaiming body image. We must first have the foundation that God is good and that he creates beautiful things. The second step is to insure that our thoughts line up with the truth of what God says about us. From there, confidence will undoubtedly be an outpouring!

I had a panic attack in the middle of the mall last week. No, it wasn’t convenient, but is there ever an opportune time for a breakdown? Shopping for a dress with my mother turned into a race to find my breath and my sanity outside of Banana Republic. It was embarrassing to say the least. I’ve made great mental health strides in the past few months, and this felt like a giant step backwards.

About two weeks ago, I went out on what could be described as a “singles mixer.” A friend of mine invited me and a bunch of her friends to go bowling on a Friday night. We were asked to invite other single friends as well. For me, the whole experience was awkward. I barely knew what to say when a guy asked me out. “Umm… I’ll think about it.” I replied.