Becoming a Bridezilla + Living Authentically While Planning a Wedding

July 06, 2012
Oooooh be careful, you're in danger of becoming a Bridezilla! If I never hear the word "Bridezilla" again, it will be too soon When I was engaged, I lived in fear of becoming a Bridezilla! Or of letting my inner Bridezilla show The second that I had an emotion, I'd cringe with the fear of being called a Bridezilla by someone else I fancied myself a relatively calm bride-to-be I didn't order my bridesmaids into outrageously expensive or terribly ... keep reading

DANGER: On Getting Out of Your Own Way

July 03, 2012
Have you ever had an experience where things are exciting! and rapidly falling into place! And yet, you find yourself again and again trampling all over your best intentions and throwing road blocks between yourself and the life that you've been working towards Why is it that sometimes, we are our own biggest saboteur There have been times in my life when in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds that I have crumpled under the presure - ... keep reading

Unplugging + Rebooting Your Life

June 29, 2012
Hi, my name is Mara Glatzel, and I'm addicted to the internet I'm one of those people used to be found furiously typing late at night after everyone has fallen asleep, attempting to respond to emails as quickly as they arrive, and losing all concept of space and time while "browsing" the social media outlets If I let it - the internet would run my life If I let it These days, I am making a conscious effort to maximize my time outside, in the ... keep reading

Accountability, Coaching + Getting Shit Done

June 22, 2012
Recently, a reader asked me if I might write a quick post around how coaching is different from therapy, what coaching self-love is, and how it might help someone move forward in their lives This is that post I am a formally, clinically trained social worker and therapist I have been seeing clients in weekly individual therapy over the course of the last two years, working with them on a litany of personal isues, secret desires, relationship ... keep reading

On Removing the Diet Mentality from Your Diet

June 20, 2012
During my first couple of years as a body image blogger, I spent many hours eschewing the negative impact of dieting I spoke about dieting mentality, the ways in which diets don't work, and how one might get themselves as very far away from this type of lifestyle as posible I thought that if I removed the diet from my life, I would be able to thus weed out the self-hatred that I felt so deeply I thought that I would be healed up perfectly, ... keep reading