It's OK For You To Have Everything That You Want

May 30, 2011
So, yesterday I was perusing the fabulous blog Yum & Yuck, a site with the epic tagline: "There are only two mantras, yum and yuck, mine is yum" (Tom Robbins) I recommend that you check it out ASAP As I was scrolling through the site, I found this graphic in the sidebar: Wow My initial reaction was a little voice in the back of my head that said, Um is it REALLY ok for me to have everything that I want What about the really scary big stuff ... keep reading

What To Do When You’re Having a Bad Day

May 27, 2011
For much of my life, I ate my pain However, I don't want to do that any more Finding new and improved ways to cheer myself up, make myself feel loved, and return me to a state of blis is pretty much my number one priority in my recovery from the first twenty-three years of my life It is the one thing that keeps me from disolving into a puddle of cookies and Kardashians on a regular basis But, because life can be hard - we need some really ... keep reading

True Life: My Experience at Overeaters Anonymous

May 13, 2011
This winter, for a clas, I was asked to attend an open 12-Step meeting of my choosing and observe the group dynamics  Instead of choosing something easier, I decided to find my local Overeaters Anonymous (OA) meeting and check it out It was important to me to choose a group that I could participate in honestly, and offer myself the opportunity to dig deeper instead of just fulfilling the asignment I had been to many Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) ... keep reading

Gotta Share: On Being an Active Participant in Your Life

May 11, 2011
Today the lovely Kendra over at Voice in Recovery wrote about taking a blog hiatus, and what it meant to take a break from the internet and participate actively in your own life  This post appealed to me, because I think that it is extremely important for anyone who has blog or active twitter account or online persona to remember how to step back every once and a while and indulge in some serious face time with their own life Sometimes, we all ... keep reading

Validation is Not a Dirty Word

May 09, 2011
Good morning Marzipanlings! This guest post is written by the FANTASTIC Dr Ashley Solomon of Nourishing the Soul All her contact info is in the bio at the bottom, but I really encourage you to take a look at her blog if you haven't yet It is one of my favorite reads I tend to throw around positive affirmations and spew feel-good-about-ourselves mantras like it’s my job Okay, so maybe it sort of is my job – I’m a psychologist and a body ... keep reading
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