In Warrior, published recently by HarperOne, author Theresa Larson shares her story about her fight with body image issues at home and on the battlefield.

Larson received a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of St Augustine for Health Sciences in 2012.

Prior to that, she played semi-professional softball in Italy, and in 2003 received a commission as Second Lieutenant in the US Marine Corps.

During her time in the military, according to a media release from University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, Larson experienced body image issues and bulimia nervosa, which ultimately cut short her military service when she was voluntarily evacuated from combat.

Her book, Warrior, chronicles her road back to wellness.

“I hope the book shows people that they are not alone. What is truly on the other side of fear is courage. You must face your fears and shame to grow. Warrior will show you that growth is possible,” Larson shares in the release.

Larson is currently founder and president of Movement Rx, a southern California-based physical therapy and human performance practice that offers training and support to wounded warriors and individuals with health and movement issues, per the release.

[Source(s): University of St Augustine for Health Sciences, PR Newswire]