I Have Suffered Enough + So Have You

March 11, 2010
I've spent the week thinking about the myriad of ways that I want to spend the next twenty-five years of my life I've been focusing on the elements in my life that haven't been serving me well, or asisting me in reaching my fullest potential And I've decided that I have suffered enough I have let months go by without moving my body the slightest amount I have consumed forkful upon forkful, far surpasing my body's natural breaking point I have ... keep reading

Creating Safe Space for Change

March 04, 2010
I spend much of my adult life looking for holes in my ever thickening atmosphere of comfort and safety, trying to figure out how to better insulate and support myself I am the type of girl who needs serious continuity and stability I need to know where my stuff is, how I'm going to get from point A to point B, and how to financially support myself I yearn for relationships with people who are neither up nor down, but generally even keeled and ... keep reading

Learning Not to Wait Until You [Insert Phrase of Choice Here]

February 28, 2010
I spent the first twenty-two years of my life waiting I was waiting until I was prettier, better dresed, smarter, richer, more succesful, happier, but mostly - thinner I had my entire life on hold waiting, hoping that next time I'd be able to keep off the weight, next time I'd fit into a size six, that I'd finally be: sexy, worthy, happy, lovable I was waiting to do the big things like write publicly about my experiences once I'd lost the ... keep reading

Ask Marzipan: How Do I Keep From Passing My Negative Body Image to My Child?

February 19, 2010
Hi from New Zealand! Just found your blog today, really enjoying it! I've struggled with body image all my life, I'm now in my early 30s and have a baby daughter, and I'm realizing I need to be very careful not to inadvertantly pas my negative vibes on to her We naturally tell her she'd beautiful and lovable because we love her and totally believe it to be true, but I'm wondering if you have any thoughts on how mothers can actively help their ... keep reading

Ask Marzipan: The Teen Sex Issue

February 17, 2010
I have a big question: I am a 17 year old girl and I've never had sex In fact, I've only ever kised one boy who was a few years older than me I wanted to be in a relationship but he did not want to "commit" I gues I was just a pasing fancy for him, but he meant a really lot to me I've not been particularly interested in anyone else since I feel abnormal and way too innocent because of my lack of experience It seems like a lot of my peers ... keep reading