Gratitude: Self-Discovery, Word by Word

October 15, 2010
This week I am grateful that I am loved and accepted exactly the way that I am It has been my experience that this kind of love is revolutionary It has the power to move mountains, and make miracles happen This kind of love is dual fold - it is the love that you feel for yourself, when you accept your flaws and idiosyncrasies Second it is the love that you generate when you share your authentic self with others and see it mirrored back in their ... keep reading

Stop Comparing Yourself to Cousin Jane, Neighbor Joe, + Co-worker Justine

September 28, 2010
This fantastic guest post was written by Sui She was one of MM's very first readers, and is the author of the a phenomenal blog - cynosure Find her on twitter or check out her anthology, Pleiades In a world of individuals, comparison makes no sense at all Dr Wayne W Dyer Love yourself You are an individual Own it Recognize and respect your own amazing talents, merits, quirks, and yes, even your imperfections-- they make you uniquely you Revel ... keep reading

The Anatomy of Validation

September 10, 2010
When you grow up with (or find yourself experiencing in later life) low self esteem or diminished body image, the politics of finding/receiving/negotiating/bargaining for personal validation can be tricky at best Often, it's as if some sort of disaster zone overtakes you and you black out, finding yourself in strange territory when you wake up to your surroundings I have done many things that I am not proud of I have done almost all of those ... keep reading

What IF: I Wrote Down All of My Secrets?

September 08, 2010
Once upon a time, my heart was heavy with secrets The secrets were locked up, deeply embedded in the layers and layers of shame that I held onto for the size of my body These secrets and subsequent shame informed my every decision, chaining themselves to my ankle as I moved about in the world These were secrets that I never full disclosed to a single person, telling them in part as necesary, but always holding the worst details close to the ... keep reading

What IF: I Manifested A Healthy Relationship?

September 01, 2010
Two years ago I was reckles I was busying myself with running around and making out with everyone that I set my eyes on I was moving too quickly, forgetting to eat, and abusing my body with lack of sleep and constant motion I went dancing every night I got myself to a place where I didn't care whether or not someone liked me back because I was too busy moving on to the next person I could find to waste some time with But, in the quiet moments, ... keep reading