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 SoulĀ  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

How Hating My Body Almost Killed Me

August 11, 2011
or: Why I Wake Up Every Morning Still Pasionate About This Work On Monday, I guest posted over at Stop Chasing Skinny about "the" moment when I realized that I had to start learning how to love my body exactly as it was, or face complete and utter self-destruction It is sort of funny to me that I would finally share this story the same week that the internet is abuzz about the meaning of self-love, how it impacts the Health at Every Size ... keep reading

Saying No, No-Thank-You, or "I Don’t Want Your Money"

August 03, 2011
This week I was reminded in no uncertain terms about what it means to be the kind of person who says no This kind of person is definitive They are able to ases the situation, be mindful of their own worth, and respond accordingly They know when to pull the plug They are able to remind themselves not to act out of desperation, and to wait for an opportunity that really truly jives with their personal style I want to be that kind of person ... keep reading