Demi Lovato has expressed thanks for the progress she has made over the past year in her personal life.
The singer and actress sought treatment for an eating disorder last year and has previously confessed that she still fights “daily battle” to stay healthy.
Lovato said in a column for Seventeen, that she is thrilled to be enjoying the holidays with her family this year after confronting her issues.
She explained, “As many of you know, last year at this time, I was in treatment. I spent Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve away from my home and family which is why I am so excited to be with them this year. Thinking about how far I have come in a year makes me so thankful.
She added, “I could not have done this without God and the amazing support from my family. They have stuck by me through everything and love me just the way that I am. That is a wonderful feeling to know that people accept the real you.
“I’m thankful for my life path, including the highs and the lows, because it has caused my true self to shine through.”