Beach Bodies: The Practice

Let's begin with three startling statistics: Roughly 20 million women and girls in the U.S. experience an eating disorder. The rate of children under 12 being admitted to a hospital for eating disorders rose 119 percent in less than a decade.Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness, with nearly 1 person dying every hour... Continue Reading →

Beach Bodies: The Backstory

It's the first week of March, and stores have switched from flannels to swimsuits. (Did you hear that? Three out of every four American women just let out a collective groan.) Yep, ladies, it's time for the crunches, the squats, the manic scale dance, and the rumbling tummies. In short, it's beach body prep season.... Continue Reading →

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

For You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from You, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the... Continue Reading →

The Fairest of Them All

Lights flash and the crowd cheers as a once-frumpy mom prances onto the stage, hair gorgeous, makeup perfect, and clothes flattering and feminine. As petty as it may sound, I honestly love these moments. The newfound confidence just emanates from a creature who finally feels as pretty as she is. Growing up in the church,... Continue Reading →

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