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When you come to Authenticity & Grace you will be encouraged and inspired to persevere in recovery.  You won’t be alone.  I know life hurts and is hard, but don’t give up!

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Authenticity & Grace is a place you can exhale and be authentic if you struggle with an eating disorder, disordered eating, perfectionism, legalism, or people pleasing as I have.  I love Plumb’s song, Exhale.  It’s ok to not have it all together. 

This blog is for anyone who is imperfect and wants support in their struggles.

I have almost 20 years of experience living with an eating disorder, perfectionism, legalism, and people pleasing and understand the despair and challenges of living with shame and guilt.  I also know the hope of living in recovery.  


Recovery is like living in color after living in black and white. 

My desire is to understand and empathize with you when you are struggling.

I am a thirty-something in recovery from Binge Eating Disorder (BED) and Orthorexia Nervosa..  My desire is to share my ongoing journey of recovery with you.

If recovery is possible for me, it is possible for you!

I have an imperfect husband, Kevin, of 10 years who ended up being the opposite of what I ever thought I would marry but exactly what I needed!  He loves to embarass me, push my buttons, and make me laugh!  Without his love and support, I wouldn’t be where I am today.  

We have two dogs, Moosie and Keira, who are our furry children. 

I work as an Executive Director for a non-profit organization and live in Ohio!

I’m so glad you stopped by! 

Authenticity & Grace is a recovery culture!  You come as you are not as who you think you should be.  I want you to know the REAL me and not this online me that makes my life look perfect, which it is NOT! Imperfections are embraced here at Authenticity & Grace!