Learning to Love Yourself, Even When You Feel Awful

December 28, 2009
Now, I have written MANY posts about learning to love yourself So many posts you may be sick of them by now, but since this is a concept that I continue to struggle with, I have faith that this still applies to some of you Often when I write about this topic, I try my hardest to come at gaining a better relationship with your body and mind from a POSITIVE outlook  This is, in part, due to my ultimate favorite stance - faking it 'til you make it ... keep reading

learning to love yourself during the holidays

December 16, 2009
I'm not sure about you, but this year my holiday season has expanded (literally) from Thanksgiving and Christmas as separate and distinct festivities to a six week marathon of parties, cookies, delicious alcoholic indulgences, and the growing need/desire for hibernation and rampant food consumption  It felt like I navigated Thanksgiving really well by reminding myself that, as an adult, I can cook myself Thanksgiving food WHENEVER I WANT, and ... keep reading

A Body Recovered

December 05, 2009
I've been having a difficult time lately with my body  We have not been getting along  It will not do anything I say, stubbornly holding on to the (fat) cells which protect it from my anger and meannes, knowing full and well that my mind has not been in the right place and I have not been encountering out of joy and love, but out of fear and anger Thus, I have been forced to change my perspective, after having to admit defeat because ... keep reading

Ask Marzipan (or Swine Flu Left Holes in My Relationship, Part II)

December 03, 2009
Dear Marzipan, I have a friend that has embarked on a cros-continent drive (California to Brazil) with her boyfriend  They are driving a van the whole way and all started well until about mid-way through Mexico  Now my friend is having homicidal thoughts toward her boyfriend from their close quarters and being around each other CONSTANTLY  From your personal experience of your time abroad with C, do you have any suggestions for her Oh boy, ... keep reading

Swine Flu Left Holes in My Relationship

November 20, 2009
Being in a relationship is the strangest thing It really is So, I was sick, really really sick, and C took the best ever care of me But the entire time I was PAINFULLY aware of how out of control of my body I was, and how I felt too awful to keep myself together in front of her And it turns out - for a control freak like me - this was more terrifying than I ever would have expected It ALSO turns out that this vulnerable display of emotion wasn't ... keep reading