Lessons Learned From Irene: Stress Eating

August 31, 2011
The other day, mid tropical storm or hurricane backlash or whatever it was that demolished my yard, I found myself overcome with the strangest feeling The feeling was this: There is not enough food in all the world to fill me We are going to be without food for days I need to stockpile as much food as posible It was as though my hand-to-mouth mechanism was caught and skipping, so that my hand rose to my mouth, again and again, devouring ... keep reading

Marzipan, Meet Irene

August 29, 2011
It all began with a little pre-school year haircut Yes, it was a tad windy, but it was reasonable "QUICK! QUICK! SAVE THE CARS!" After which, Nola posed for a first-tree-crashing-to-the-ground photo shoot  When the second tree fell - I forgot all about twitter Tough guy - teensy weensy chainsaw Please note: the sun is shining, but he is on the roof mid-storm Dismantling the tree Because I was scream-crying about how it was going to take down ... keep reading

Balance, Or the Lack Thereof

August 25, 2011
This post is a part of the blogger series Self-Discovery Word by Word started by Ashley of Nourishing the Soul  This month's series is sponsored by Myrite of Tasty Life, and she has chosen the word Balance To participate, please skip on over to to her site and get in on the fun xo Balance is one of those things that we are always supposed to be striving for We are told at a young age that there is a time and a place for everything, and that you ... keep reading

You Cannot Subtract Pain – You Can Only Add Joy

August 22, 2011
This is a guest post written by Ann Becker-Schutte, one of my favorite new voices in the blogosphere Enjoy! xo I have mentioned before that I regularly appreciate the wisdom of the people I get to share my days with Well, here's a wonderful example of that The title of this post was something that a client said to me during a recent sesion, "I tell myself all the time that I cannot subtract pain, I can only add joy" Wow As soon as the words ... keep reading

Being Afraid of Your Intuition

August 19, 2011
Once upon a time, a reader admitted that she was tentative of reading stories of self-love, because she was afraid of becoming "as fat as a house" This concept was the driving force behind the Marzipan Manifesto - where I broke the ties between self-love and indiscriminate weight gain, and I was reminded of it last week when I was considering what loving your body TRULY means The questions remain: What does it mean when you are afraid of ... keep reading