Posts by Mara Glatzel

Mara Glatzel is a self-love coach+ author of Body Loving Homework: Writing Prompts for Cultivating Self-Love. Her blog—Medicinal Marzipan—has inspired thousands of women to heal their relationships with their bodies, and treat themselves with relentless compassion. Find her on Facebook, twitter, or join her body-loving mailing list.

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Transform Your Life by Loving Yourself in Action

“Your actions are your only true belongings.” ~Allan Lokos

I used to be the kind of girl who relished stable and perfect surroundings. I fanned my magazines. I scrubbed the inside of the refrigerator.

I worked tirelessly to cultivate the external environment that I was lacking inside.

Externally, things were in order. The bills were paid. The laundry was folded.

Internally, I was a voracious black hole of yearning.

I consumed everything that was closest to me—food, love, validation—in an attempt to fill the void that I experienced on a daily basis. That feeling of not being enough, of …