I believe in the power of ANNOUNCING what you want + deserve.
And I believe that most women â€” scratch that, all women â€” deserve so much more than we allow ourselves to have.
We deserve partnerships with enough space for our own interests, needs & desires.
We deserve careers that make us feel valued, impactful + rich, in every sense of the word.
We deserve sane, nourishing + empowering relationships with our bodies, our weight, and our definition of beauty.
And we need to have open, loving, zero-judgment conversations about what we deserve â€”Â so that we can help each other keep our most vital promises.
Iâ€™ve survived two decades of trauma â€” some self-inflicted, some not. From disordered eating to familial dysfunction to sexual assault, Iâ€™ve felt the depths of self-loathing â€” and piece by piece, day by day, Iâ€™ve learned to heal + transform my life, with relentless forgiveness, compassion + humor.
Today, Iâ€™m a memoirist, a master in clinical social work, and Self-Love Coach â€” and I love speaking to women + girls about the the art of learning to LOVE yourself. For real.
My favorite keynote, workshop & panel topics include:
: Healthy, sane, respectful â€” and HOT â€” relationships.
: Co-dependence, boundaries + how to anchor your own identity, when youâ€™re madly in love.
: Body image, self-worth, and the connection between self-love + weight loss.
: Creating inclusive, body-loving advertising campaigns + business identities.
: What it means to keep your own promises â€” building self-trust, confidence + momentum.
Iâ€™ve spoken to Congressional aides in Washington DC about why the â€˜warâ€™ on obesity is seriously f*cked up.
I counseled + led workshops for undergraduate women facing eating disorders, relationship angst + existential crisises of every form + flavor.
Iâ€™ve got secrets â€” and stories. The kind I can lovingly share.
The kind that give listeners permission to share their own.
The kind that make us all feel less alone.
If youâ€™re planning an event or building a curriculum around self-love, trust, confidence + head-to-toes acceptance, Iâ€™d love to be invited to the party.
Send a note to email@example.com, or hop over to my contact form, right here.
Mara was a guest presenter at Green Mountain at Fox Run for a special program we called, “Â Stop Waiting, Stop Hating, and Start Living.”Â Through a variety of sessions, Mara invited participants toÂ move Â toward a life they deserved.Â I was impressed with her ability to connectÂ with our participants, women of all ages, most of whom are struggling withÂ issues around eating, weight andÂ self-kindness.Â
One of her ‘superpowers’ is to speak from a place of vulnerability and power.Â She embodies that.Â I really appreciated how generouslyÂ she shared her own strugglesÂ and journey toÂ becoming who she is today.Â Mara models what is possible, a woman at home in her own skin (much of the time), and finding authentic expression in her work and her life.