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How I Stopped Binge Eating (without professional help)

I do not write this because I discourage seeking treatment to help you stop binge eating. I write this because sometimes professional help is not as accessible, available or affordable, so I want to retrace my steps and share what helped me stop binge eating. I’ve...

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9 Tips to Boost Your Body Confidence!

True confidence is not about feeling pretty. In fact, it’s not about looks at all. Confidence is about knowing that you’re worthy and capable even if you don’t “feel pretty" some days. I often get questions asking “girl, how did you get so confident?” Or “I wish I was...

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How to Feel SEXY and CONFIDENT in the Bedroom

I can't even tell you how many times I've searched 'how to feel sexy and confident in the bedroom' because many of my body-image insecurities related to my sexuality. I was always trying to be sexy for guys, but not too sexy because I was afraid that girls would judge...

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7 Tips to Feel More Comfortable in Your Body

I'm writing these 7 tips to feel comfortable in your body because there’s one thing that people miss when they give confidence advice and say “just love your body”... I mean if it was that easy, then we’d all be embracing our bodies at any size/shape/weight, not...

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How To Deal with Weight Gain in Recovery

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but my biggest fear used to be gaining weight. No, really, if you would’ve asked me 3 years ago what I was most scared of, I wouldn’t say sharks or losing a family member… I’d say “getting fat.” I always thought that being ‘thinner’ or...

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10 Steps to Stop Binge Eating

I often get asked what “cured” my binge eating disorder after struggling with it for YEARS (on and off since I was 11 years old). The honest answer is that there was no ONE thing that made me stop binging right away, but looking back now there were some crucial steps...

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Essentials for Healing from an Eating Disorder

Originally published on Metiza Magazine Although I've been in self-led recovery from bulimia since I quit fitness competitions last May, I still suffered from extreme body dysmorphia, lack of self confidence, and worst of all, binge eating. After lots of...

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Embracing My Story

It’s always intriguing hearing someone else’s life story, their chain of events, and how things played out to bring them to where they are right now. My mom is a perfect example of a fascinating life story. She grew up in Moscow in the last three decades of the 20th...

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Why I Quit Bikini Competitions

I'm sharing my story about why I quit bikini competitions to shine light on the dark side of the fitness industry. It breaks my heart that young girls are looking up to fitness models on Instagram without a single clue about how destructive that type of lifestyle can...

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Hi, I’m Mary and after recovering from an eating disorder and healing my body, mind, and spirit, I started my online platform Mary’s Cup of Tea, to inspire women to embrace their bodies and love themselves unconditionally. Now, I travel to beautiful places hosting my worldwide self-love retreats while sharing my heart with you through my writings, videos, and online courses.

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Hi, I’m Mary and after recovering from an eating disorder and healing my body, mind, and spirit, I started my online platform Mary’s Cup of Tea, to inspire women to find their own inner peace and unconditional self-love. Now, I travel to beautiful places and eat yummy foods while sharing my heart with you through my writings, videos, and online courses. Welcome!

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How I Stopped Binge Eating (without professional help)

I do not write this because I discourage seeking treatment to help you stop binge eating. I write this because sometimes professional help is not as accessible, available or affordable, so I want to retrace my steps and share what helped me stop binge eating. I’ve...

read more

9 Tips to Boost Your Body Confidence!

True confidence is not about feeling pretty. In fact, it’s not about looks at all. Confidence is about knowing that you’re worthy and capable even if you don’t “feel pretty" some days. I often get questions asking “girl, how did you get so confident?” Or “I wish I was...

read more

How to Feel SEXY and CONFIDENT in the Bedroom

I can't even tell you how many times I've searched 'how to feel sexy and confident in the bedroom' because many of my body-image insecurities related to my sexuality. I was always trying to be sexy for guys, but not too sexy because I was afraid that girls would judge...

read more

7 Tips to Feel More Comfortable in Your Body

I'm writing these 7 tips to feel comfortable in your body because there’s one thing that people miss when they give confidence advice and say “just love your body”... I mean if it was that easy, then we’d all be embracing our bodies at any size/shape/weight, not...

read more

How To Deal with Weight Gain in Recovery

I’m embarrassed to admit this, but my biggest fear used to be gaining weight. No, really, if you would’ve asked me 3 years ago what I was most scared of, I wouldn’t say sharks or losing a family member… I’d say “getting fat.” I always thought that being ‘thinner’ or...

read more

10 Steps to Stop Binge Eating

I often get asked what “cured” my binge eating disorder after struggling with it for YEARS (on and off since I was 11 years old). The honest answer is that there was no ONE thing that made me stop binging right away, but looking back now there were some crucial steps...

read more

Essentials for Healing from an Eating Disorder

Originally published on Metiza Magazine Although I've been in self-led recovery from bulimia since I quit fitness competitions last May, I still suffered from extreme body dysmorphia, lack of self confidence, and worst of all, binge eating. After lots of...

read more

Embracing My Story

It’s always intriguing hearing someone else’s life story, their chain of events, and how things played out to bring them to where they are right now. My mom is a perfect example of a fascinating life story. She grew up in Moscow in the last three decades of the 20th...

read more

Why I Quit Bikini Competitions

I'm sharing my story about why I quit bikini competitions to shine light on the dark side of the fitness industry. It breaks my heart that young girls are looking up to fitness models on Instagram without a single clue about how destructive that type of lifestyle can...

read more

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