Thursday, August 26, 2010

+ love bomb for rachel +

Hey everyone. :)

Most of you know that I run a little organization/deal thing called Love Bomb. It's really simple. Every Thursday the entire team comes together to "drop a love bomb" on one blogger who really needs encouragement. Really really really needs encouragement.

Today's Love Bomb mission is a 17 year old girl named Rachel. I'd love for all of you to help participate in this - it only takes 5 minutes, and it drastically changes someone's entire life.

Rachel lost her dad and ever since has dealt with eating disorders, and is struggling through life without him. Her mom avoids serious conversations with her and she is afraid to get help. She's in counseling, which is wonderful - but we all know how irreplaceable personal words of encouragement are.

In one of her recent posts, she bullet-pointed a list of things she had to show for nearly being 18:

- I drink too much
- I have social anxiety
- I'm failing school
- I'm ugly
- I'm fat
- I can't even get the courage to meet my own sister
- I lack the energy to even fake happiness
- I have recurring thoughts of self-harm
- I keep relapsing into "disordered eating behaviours"

In her last post, the one we'll be commenting on, she ends with,

"What I need is some inspiration. I need someone I admire to tell me every thing's going to be alright. That they believe in me. That I'm not the fat failure I think I am. - unfortunately I can't see that happening any time before it's too late, if it's not already too late."

Alright guys. We ARE Rachel's inspiration, encouragement, love, and support. It's time to tell her how beautiful and valuable she is. I want to blow her away.

To comment on her blog, go here:

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If you want to do this with me every Thursday, put your name and email address here:


Mary Nevin said...

thank you for posting this link, i'm in recovery from ED and always look for ways to connect with other girls either in the disease or in recovery. this is a beautiful idea :)

Amber said...

This is so amazing. I love going and dropping a lil bit of encouragement!
You are amazing!

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