Self-Care for the Caregiver

November 17, 2011
I have a sneaking suspicion that many of the people who read this blog are remarkable caregivers, and I have been thinking about all of you this week The thing about being a great caregiver is that it is a quality that is universally liked by those who are being cared for, but sometimes they've been cared for for so long that they don't thank you quite as much as they should Can you envision one person in your life that gives to you ... keep reading

Another Push Towards Self-Care

November 10, 2011
I promised myself that I was going to write a post today, but, you know what I'm going to climb back into bed, snuggle with my sweetheart, and go out to breakfast instead Selfish Probably Necesary Ohmygosh yes I am truly (no nonsense this time) working towards walking my walk, and that includes being sweet to myself when I stop and realize my stres levels have been maxed out daily for the last two weeks How exciting is this! Did you know ... keep reading

What are You Tolerating?

November 08, 2011
So, what are you tolerating Have you ever been asked that question, or asked yourself that question If I had to bet, I would bet you’re tolerating something inside of you that you didn’t even know you had control over But, let me back up The million dollar question you may have asked yourself and others, “How do we obtain a better body image” I’m sure if you read Marzipan’s blog,  you’re wanting to be or already are on the path to ... keep reading

On Losing My Voice + Getting it Back

November 02, 2011
The thing about recovery, or the feeling of being recovered, from something is that on occasion, when you least expect it, you find yourself throttled back to a moment when you were not quite at your best In my experience, it happens suddenly and completely Now, I do not claim to be recovered from twenty-some-odd years of hating my body, but I do like to think that I have made a certain amount of progres over the years, and that the amount of ... keep reading

Self-Love + Weight Loss

October 27, 2011
I am going to begin this post with the reasons why, in three years of blogging about body image, this is a topic that I chronically dance around, dipping my toe in and running away terrified I've noticed that many people like to talk about their body in one of two ways: as something they are battling against in an effort to appeal to whittle it down to something smaller or as something that they love so unconditionally, they are uninterested in ... keep reading