Untethered: The Rest Of Love – Finishing the Book

January 18, 2012
Note from Marzipan: Good morning! Today you all get an extra special treat - a guest post from my mother, the love artist I asked her to post here to get a little well deserved attention for the kickstarter campaign that she's created in an effort to finish her memoir I asure you, she is deeply talented, and I thought that her experience of putting herself out there to pursue her art was something that would resonate for many of us I am a ... keep reading

When How You Do Food Is How You Do Everything

January 16, 2012
When you are caught up in diet-mentality, you learn quick that you do not deserve to eat the food that you truly want to consume You stifle your cravings with a firm word and a stinging insult You effectively (and efficiently) gain the ability to punish your sweet, tender wild child inside with the imposition of strict rules and regimes I want, but I do not deserve I long for _________, but that's reserved for people who are ________ than me ... keep reading

Giving Myself Permission to Eat

January 12, 2012
I have always used food to shut myself up I remember a day when I was 21, and I was in a relationship that was a really poor fit for me  I thought to myself, I have to keep myself really quite small to fit into the box that this person has me in Well, folks, I hate to have to admit to you myself - I have been in a poor-fit-relationship with myself for much longer than that and this box is suffocating me I am in that box and I have always ... keep reading

On Loving What Is

January 11, 2012
After yesterday's post about grieving your body fantasy, I spent the whole day thinking about what I was left with  For example, you decide to let go of the person that you spent twenty-thirty-forty-some-odd years wishing desperately that you could become, what do you do next Though it was well received by you guys (THANK YOU), I felt like it was kind of a downer Yes She's not going to run in a scoop me up and make me the prettiest girl in the ... keep reading

Grieving the Loss of Your Body Fantasy

January 10, 2012
I am going to asume that I was not the only little kid, teenager, or, adult to fantasize about what it would be like to live in a body that wasn't the one that I was living in The body that I imagined myself in was effortlesly thin She was so gorgeous, and her skin was always clear She wore clothing like they were gracing her with their presence, as though they had just fallen onto her body looking that perfect and pulled together It wasn't ... keep reading
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