My name is Mary and I am a Whole30 Certified Coach.Read More
This is the third and final installment of the Anatomy of a Binge series about my journey with binge eating and self-hatred.Read More
This is the second installment of the Anatomy of a Binge series about my journey with binge eating and self-hatred.Read More
I have shared about my history of using food to numb my feelings, but the reality of my experience is that food is one of the most complicated aspects of my mental health. Here is my story.Read More
Most people would agree that making mistakes is a terrible feeling. Guilt about letting people down, the shame of feeling stupid, and the anxiety that comes with creating a speed bump in a smooth road to productivity all leave me feeling less than my best. In my process of embracing my worthiness and my sparkle, evaluating mistakes (and my response to them) has been an integral part of changing my perspective.Read More
Embrace your emotions. Check in with your self. Listen to your desires. Value vulnerability. Express your authentic self. Feel your feelings.
These are all ideas and phrases that sound promising, but what do they actually mean? Why are they important? And most of all… how do we put them into practice?Read More
This past January, I was granted the honor and pleasure of supporting a group of individuals as my clients through the Whole30 process. Witnessing others navigate this reset was a dream come true. Every single day, I was truly inspired and nourished by the beauty of connecting with authentic humans as they changed their lives. In order to celebrate this process and the people, I would like to share a few of the Whole30 victories that we celebrated together as a group.Read More
Untap Your Sparkle launched in August 2017, and over these past few months, we have discussed many different facets that all build upon the practice to untap your sparkle. Each of us is unique, just like our sparkle practice. Here are a few of my favorite blogs from our start in 2017.Read More
My human experience historically includes food addiction and disordered eating. In addition, my spiritual practice has always been important to me. When I disconnect from my body, my mind, and my spirit, I disconnect from my intuition, my inner knowing, and my centeredness. When I give in to the vice of numbing my emotions with food, I don’t just dull the negative feelings. When I turn to food to numb, I end up dulling ALL the feelings, including my intuition.Read More
Recently, a friend inquired the ultimate question: Does anyone ever get over food addiction? Even when I'm eating "right" it feels like yet another addiction or obsession, just a healthy one.
This, my dear Sparklers, is no easy question to answer.Read More
Sparklers, the time has arrived. We are stepping into the holiday zone where ~all the treats~ are available and in your face ~all the time~. For me, Halloween is a time of fun, play, and lots of sparkle, but if I am not careful, I easily find myself waking up mid-November in a deliriously bloated state, wondering what the hell happened. And then, upon looking at the calendar, I throw all my healthiest habits to the wind because Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Sound familiar?Read More