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Love Your Body

Love Your Body

*A huge thank you to my ridiculously talented sister Shannon Delmonico, who turned my Word document into this gorgeous-ness.

Remembering the Magic

Remembering the Magic

I went to the woods today. I went despite the long list of shoulds tacked to my fridge. I went despite a toddler who in no way desired to be wrestled into a car seat. I went despite myself. I needed to go to the woods. I wanted the wind whipping around my face and … Continue reading

To Write Freedom on an Old Racetrack

To Write Freedom on an Old Racetrack

Not too long ago, God showed up at an abandoned racetrack in the woods. My companions—some of the most courageous women I’ve ever known—were a handful of residents from Mercy Ministries. I had the honor of walking beside them as Fitness Director for the program. We were spread out along the trail at Campbell Valley Park, … Continue reading

These Hips Lie: A Lesson in Perception

These Hips Lie: A Lesson in Perception

i have no idea what i look like. really. it all started when i was looking into some studies on body perception.  according to some research compiled by the  u.s. center for national health statistics, about 50% of women who are not overweight think they are. that’s A LOT.  that’s half!  half the population of … Continue reading

My (Somewhat) Brave Heart

My (Somewhat) Brave Heart

To say I am a bit of a chicken is like saying deep fried Oreos are a bit of an indulgence. A gross understatement. Allow me to elaborate. In fourth grade, we watched The Wizard of Oz. My wide hazel eyes stayed affixed exactly two inches above the glowing screen, so as not to be … Continue reading

A Love Letter to my Body Part 2: A Holy Breath

A Love Letter to my Body Part 2: A Holy Breath

This follow up to A Love Letter to my Body is featured on SheLoves Magazine today.  Click the link below to continue reading the full article. Do you remember the movie Up? There’s a memorable scene where the old man’s house floats away, suspended by a colorful myriad of balloons. That moment perfectly exemplifies the experience of … Continue reading

I’m 30. And Partying like I’m 12.

I’m 30. And Partying like I’m 12.

Just about every magazine you open from mid-april on has a special guide for how to dress your ‘unique’ body type come swimsuit season. I always find them ridiculously confusing. First of all, it’s two scraps of fabric. I’m quite sure no amount of strategic ruching is going to hide a heck of a lot. … Continue reading

Trading One Scar for Another

a few years ago, i had some uninvited guests turn up. they arrived without warning, made themselves cozy, and gave me no indication of how long they planned on staying. my guests took the form of two flesh colored bumps on the side of my face.  and, let me tell you, i put them through … Continue reading