Decimating Your Comfort Zone

December 08, 2010
Many of us live very neatly within the boundaries of what we consider ourselves capable of at any given point This means, we stick to activities that we already know that we can be succesful in, drawing our expertise and authority around us, and existing within the comfortable context of lived experience and perceived strengths I am no different I am a creature of habit, holding close to situations and contexts that have served me well in the ... keep reading

Spreading Holiday Cheer in a Helpful Way

December 02, 2010
This was not a post that I intended to write, but it has become evident in my work this week that it is such a necesary topic this time of year When you're working with kids this time of year, one thing becomes extremely evident: kids freak out this time of year It is a culmination of things, including the usual suspects such as excitement and overwhelming joy at the prospect of writing their Christmas lists and getting all of the ... keep reading

You've GOT to Watch This

November 24, 2010
also known as, Happy Thanksgiving Marzipanlings! But seriously y'all I do love the holidays, so I'm more than a little susceptible to holiday cheer weepines - BUT Z-OH-MY-GAHHH  Please watch this if you are traveling this weekend Please watch this if you need some cheering up Please just watch it That guy that sang The Pasenger!!! ... keep reading

The Official Marzipan Guide: Long Distance Relationships

November 19, 2010
There has been a lot of chatter around here, both on MM and on Twitter, about long distance relationships - How to make them work DO they work in the first place Are there tricks to making them work better What if you are just not cut out for long distance relationships; are you a bad person The short answer is: Yes I believe long distance relationships work And, no, they are not for everyone - and that does not make you a bad person If ... keep reading

What if Wednesday: What If I Took Part in a Virtual Dance Party?

November 17, 2010
Oh yes This was absolutely the highlight of my week: Dynamite Dance with Dynamite Friends from Joy Tanksley on Vimeo Featuring an AMAZING dance crew of KCLAnderson of Before and After: A Real Life Story, Joy Tanksley of Being Joy [Mistres of dance party organization AND video editing], and Katie from Health for the Whole Self What are you doing today to make yourself feel ... keep reading