On Letting Go: The Toxic History Edition

June 23, 2011
We all have it at one point in our lives - the grimy, cruddy, shame build up The corrosion of anger and resentment The little bits of loathing for parts of ourselves and others, that we just can't quite seem to scrape off We all have moments in our own personal histories that we would rather just forget ever happened to us, but that we remind ourselves of all too often We have those moments where we didn't quite respond as sweetly as we wish we ... keep reading

Food As Medicine

June 16, 2011
A LOT of people ask my why I named this blog Medicinal Marzipan It's one of those "branding" things that you really need to have a good quick elevator pitch to describe, but to this point it's something that I've fumbled with I've said things like, well my nickname was Marzipan in college, and um I'm hoping to help some people errr and so I just thought of it one day But I've done some thinking, and the answer to that question really should ... keep reading

Giveaway: Be Yourself Be Beautiful

May 31, 2011
I've got something really extra special for you guys today! I've been given the opportunity to take a sneak peak at the GORGEOUS Ebook Be Yourself Be Beautiful written by Julie Parker and illustrated by Emma Kate CodringtonĀ  This Ebook has been lovingly crafted by these two spectacular woman, and contains 34 pages of inspiring quotes and beautiful illustration It's kind of the type of thing every Marzipanling should plaster their walls with ... keep reading

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