Garden in the East


About 16 years ago I became certified as a personal trainer, and I did that because of an issue of Shape Magazine. I sat on a beach in California and saw the disparity between what I saw in those pages and who I saw on the beach, real people normal people I was angry. I thought, "how can this be the standard held up to me? What does it mean if I'm not capable of having this perfect, magazine-styled body? How do I learn to love the body I have instead of envy the one I wish I had?"

Garden in the East is an exploration of this idea. What if we see our bodies as gardens instead of machines? Does this change how we treat the body? How we love the body? How we give thanks for the body?

Forthcoming from Ancient Faith Publishing.

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