Confessions of a Television Addict

January 26, 2011
Hi, my name is Marzipan, and I'm a television addict It's true I'm the kind of girl that sort of thinks that characters on TV shows that I love are my real life friends The kind of girl that finds few things more relaxing and wonderful than kicking back and zoning out  I am a Netflix-ing/Hulu-ing/DVR-ing profesional I have few requirements other than a plot - I've never really been a fan of sports or reality television When I was a kid, I used ... keep reading

The Impact of Disordered Eating on Our Families and Friends

January 20, 2011
Marzipanlings, today I would like to share with you an amazing letter that I received, written by a mother to her daughter's eating disorder So often we become so consumed with discusing how disordered eating affects the individual, that we forget the impact that our struggles have on our loved ones and family members I wanted to write a post about this, but this letter is so very powerful that I would like it to stand on its own - thank you ... keep reading

Using Creativity to Improve Your Body Image

January 18, 2011
Long, long ago, before this little blog was born, I wrote for myself, by myself, in an attempt to proces through all of the incidents that had occurred throughout my life, that I had allowed to lodge themselves deep in my heart and become toxic and surrounded by shame The thing about trauma is that it can occur at any time It can occur when you are in a room full of people who are going about their day, none of whom seem to be impacted in the ... keep reading

The Protection of a Fat Body

January 13, 2011
[Now, please don't be offended by my unabashed use of the fat in the title - it is a word that I simply refuse to be afraid of anymore and intend to continue to use it here, but please know that this my understanding of this word is a body type that elicits negative reaction from general society, particularly in the midst of this obesity epidemic, and my use of the word here is to make our understanding of body weight and the uses of that weight ... keep reading