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“I Didn’t Want to Die. Tears Rolled Down My Cheeks as the Fear Consumed Me”: Woman Who Battled Anxiety, Anorexia & Addiction Finds Hope and Healing

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Things got a lot worse before they got better. There were many days I spent sitting at the dining tables, staring out the hospital window with absolutely no hope. My obsession with losing weight, ‘disappearing,’ completely owned me. It controlled my thoughts, my actions, my entire being. I would hide food, disobey the nurses, pour supplements in my shoes; there was nothing I wasn’t willing to do if I thought it would make the scale go down. Furthermore, I was prohibited from calling or having any visitors when I lost weight. But not even that threat was enough to persuade me into making good, healthy decisions. I was in deep.

‘Nothing changes if nothing changes,’ my dad said to me one evening, as he drove me to an outpatient therapy session. Something about his words that night clicked. I saw the pain that my disease was causing and wanted for it to stop. It was a long, hard road to recovery and one that certainly didn’t come overnight. But little by little, step by step, with a whole lot of love, prayer, and support, I got well. While disappearing may have been my plan at that time, it was clear that it wasn’t someone else’s.

Lauren Costello
Lauren Costello
Lauren Costello, 36 lives in Philadelphia, PA where she writes a recovery and personal transformation blog. She is currently in the process of starting her own coaching business in hopes of helping women and young girls foster an unwavering love and acceptance of themselves. She is passionate about using her battles with Anxiety, Anorexia, and Addiction as well as her strong faith to empower and inspire others. She enjoys meditation, dancing, coffee, reading and laughing. Her dream is to write an award-winning book! You can follow her journey on Instagram @lightupwithlauren.

Pennsylvania Parents Drown After Getting Caught in Rip Current While Vacationing with Their Six Children

A Pennsylvania couple's family vacation in Hutchinson Island, Florida, turned into a heartbreaking tragedy when the parents drowned after being caught in a rip current.

Stanford University Dean Says “Over Parenting” Is Ruining Your Kids

It's an epidemic that's influencing an entire generation of children.

Lilly King Gets Engaged Poolside After Qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris

American swimmer Lilly King celebrated not just one, but two monumental achievements poolside Thursday night. After qualifying for the 2024 Summer Olympics, King was surprised with a romantic proposal from her boyfriend, James Wells.