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Danielle Crowe (Elizabethan)

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I spent years battling an eating disorder and body image issues, poor self-esteem, anxiety, and the way-too-common feelings of just not being good enough. I wasted energy comparing and judging myself, and always assuming I came up short.

I felt imprisoned by self-judgement. No matter how many times I read “just love yourself” I couldn’t fathom the idea of it. My self-loathing was ruining my health, my relationships, and my life. I felt like I was broken, and I was exhausted from picking myself apart.

In 2014, I was hit by a vehicle. After experiencing a brush with death, it made me re-think everything I had previously been surrounding myself with. Did I need to be depriving my body and mind of nutrients? Did I need to be pushing my body to the point of injury? Did I need to be over-working until I had no life left? Did I need to be wasting my precious energy by filling my mind with comparisons and self-hatred?

When you realize how quickly and easily your life could pass by, the answer to those questions is always no.

After recovering from my injuries, I decided to take back my life and start manifesting my dreams.

I've re-written the story I thought was my life. My hope is that by living and speaking my truth, I can help you live and speak yours as well.

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  • Are Your Beauty Products Harming Your Health?
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    Are Your Beauty Products Harming Your Health?

    5 years ago

    Do you cover blemishes, go tanning, or straighten your hair? The vast majority of other women do too. Most beauty products contain a long list of ingredients, and those ingredients may not actually be safe for you to...

  • A Poem About Hurting Hearts
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    A Poem About Hurting Hearts

    5 years ago

    This is a poem I wrote about "wandering eyes" and how a heart can be hurt by the unfaithful love of another. It's inspired by the fact that emotional connections with another can be even worse than physical affairs....

  • A Poem About An Eating Disorder
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    A Poem About An Eating Disorder

    5 years ago

    "Why?" is a poem I wrote after dealing with, and conquering, an eating disorder that took a year of my life away from me. It was inspired by the pride I felt for taking control of my life back, and from all the emotions...

  • A Poem About Forgotten Love
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    A Poem About Forgotten Love

    5 years ago

    "Lost Love" is another poem that I wrote that focuses on the heartache of losing a love. It describes regret, broken hearts, lonliness, and sadness. This poem was actually based on my old horse. A great mare that I...

  • A Poem About Heartache
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    A Poem About Heartache

    5 years ago

    "As I Lie" is a poem describing heartache from a fresh breakup. It has multiple emotions, touching on pain, anger, questioning, and feelings of lost love. A realistic and emotional poem.

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