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Category Archives: Body Image

Self-Care is Not A Punishment

At many points during  my life, my understanding about caring for myself was skewed. As in, oh honey, you’ve had such a bad day, that cupcake will totally make you feel better. And, you’ve worked so hard, skip your workout, you’ve earned the right to have a Netflix marathon.  Or, don’t go out and spend time with your friends, it […]

Damn, You’re Hot

This is a guest post written by the lovely Danielle Dowling. Enjoy! I met a girlfriend for an early morning cup of coffee + conversation in West Hollywood recently. I have a handful of favorite spots that I can count on to make a sharp, bitter espresso. I arrived a few minutes early (which rarely […]

Love Your Body Day: My Body Is…

Today, my body is… …Strong. Strong enough to take my dog for a walk, try out a new fitness class, even when I was terrified, to carry my groceries, to pick up children, and to participate in any adventure that comes my way. …Imperfect. My body is comprised of all of my wobbly bits, bruises, […]

Grounding Yourself in Self-Love

Too often, when we feel as though we are a work in progress, we succumb to the belief that we aren’t worth rejoicing until we _________.  We require ourselves to follow strict plans: monitoring our eating, chaining ourselves to the treadmill every single day, or refusing to acknowledge compliments given to us by strangers because […]

The Specific Use of a Body: Weight, Safety + Acceptance

I have always used my body in a very specific way. I don’t often talk about weight here, because I have very intentionally created a haven for addressing self-love in a weight-less, body-less sort of way, so that it can easily be tried on and amended by those readers who are coming from a variety […]

Welcome! I’m Mara.

I’m Mara Glatzel. I’m an intuitive coach and writer. I guide women home to themselves and teach them to create lives brimming with supreme self-care. read more
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