Body image and mindset are of course strongly related to overeating and weight issues and so getting to talk with Mara Glatzel of MaraGlatzel.com and the popular blog Medicinal Marzipan was an honor and a pleasure. Our interview was the first in a series that Mara is doing called “365 Days of Deserving“ and we talked a lot about what women ‘deserve’ to have in their lives. Mara and I share very similar views and so this was fun for us and I hope useful and at least thought-provoking for you.
The idea of “deserving” is such a loaded term. In the healthiest sense it allows us to take really good care of ourselves and to be reminded to live in ways that protect and honor ourselves.. emotionally, physically, and spiritually.
People often struggle with the feelings of worthiness that’s needed to support and energize these kinds of attentions and intentions. It’s hard to create a life of really beautiful clear loving foundational moment by moment actions towards ourselves.. to deflect the urges to sabotage and defeat that we often struggle with.
Another interpretation of “deserve” has more of the entitlement energy to it.. not the same thing at all. I was just talking to a client about the difference, and I know that for many women there is a lot of confusion about which is which.
And so Mara’s series about this topic is going to be something that I am excited to watch unfold and to hear others’ views on what the concept of ‘deserving’ means to them.. I love Mara’s work and if you haven’t read any of her brilliant writings yet.. go treat yourself.. she is truly gifted.
Also, while we are talking about what you deserve, I want to put in a plug for my new series here, The Wise Woman Council where each month 11 powerful women share their real-world private daily rituals with you. You will get some fresh inspiration and other ways to treat yourself beautifully.. You absolutely deserve it.
And of course, if you want some personalized inspiration and information to put into practice immediately, use the Contact form to see about setting up and Illumination Round with me.. 20 minutes to see if you and I are a good match.
With Love from My Heart to Yours..