Glennon Doyle, bulimia, addiction, TEDx, Mental Health, mental illness, Healing, recovery, Hope

Life is brutiful

Glennon Doyle is an author, activist, and non-profit executive. From the age of 8 Glennon struggled with bulimia, and later addiction, which she speaks openly about in her TEDx talk. She talks about her time spent in a psychiatric hospital, where she found relief in knowing that she could express how she really felt- “In there, people wore their scars on the outside so you know where they stood”.
Glennon encourages us to accept ourselves for who we are, and to live bolder, more meaningful lives. Doyle describes her career and life philosophy in these words:

“Life is brutal. But it’s also beautiful. Brutiful, I call it. Life’s brutal and beautiful are woven together so tightly that they can’t be separated. Reject the brutal, reject the beauty. So now I embrace both, and I live well and hard and real. My job is to wake up every day, say yes to life’s invitation, and let millions of women watch me get up off the floor, walk, stumble, and get back up again”.

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