A Summer Manifesto: You Are Worthy of Your Own Attention

May 29, 2012
How often do you say, to yourself, oh geez don't be disappointed - I'll get to it tomorrow when you haven't followed through on something that you REALLY wanted, or have broken a promise to fix or streamline something that really isn't working for you Why is it that it is so easy to put our needs on the back-burner Tomorrow Next week I'll start FRESH at the start of next semester After Christmas, I am going to start 2013 off RIGHT This is ... keep reading

Forgetting About The Life You "Should" Have

May 23, 2012
I'm sure you know what I'm talking about - the little voice in your head that says, well you should clean up and make things presentable You should really lose some weight You should be sure to snag a very attractive, and fiscally responsible mate You should have sex with that mate whenever posible, because you don't want them to lose interest When you have sex, you should take special precautions to be as sanitized, glosed over, and carefully ... keep reading

Creating a Life That You’re Ecstatic About Living

May 10, 2012
Take out a pen and a pencil, or whip up a fresh google doc Ask yourself these questions: If you could have any kind of life posible what would it look like How would you dres Who would you date How would you communicate in your relationships What kind of sex would you have How often How would you eat How would you move your body What kind of house would you live in How would you make an income What would that income look ... keep reading

They Told Me To Lie To You, But I Knew You Could Handle The Truth

May 08, 2012
One time I was at a conference, and a girl said to me: Ohhh you're Mara Glatzel I've been to your site Very dark stuff  Good, I mean, but very dark I started writing here in 2008 with the expres goal of getting the words that were boiling up in my body out from beneath my skin and into the most loving container that I could create I started out slowly, timidly I had no readers at the time, but I was afraid that the internet itself would ... keep reading

On Ice Cream Sundaes, "Treating Yourself Well" + Self-Care

April 24, 2012
So many of us have jacked up ideas of what it means to treat ourselves kindly All of us, former dieters and non-dieters alike, are socialized to asociate treating ourselves kindly with: feeding ourselves food that we don't typically allow or eating it in greater quantities, permitting ourselves to relax our personal boundaries, and before we know it, we find ourselves feeling worse than we did to begin with For many of us, self-care is a meal ... keep reading