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10 Steps to Stop Binge Eating

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

Essentials for Healing from an Eating Disorder

Originally published on Metiza MagazineAlthough 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 self-discovery...

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Embracing My Story

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

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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Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

At a mere three years old, I began to believe I am not worthy. "I'm not good enough." "This is my fault." "Nothing I do will bring my parents back together." At the brink of my parents’ divorce, the truth of the last statement intensified. Rather than seeing the...

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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 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.

Let’s Get Social!

Ego Death, Marriage, & Motherhood with Jasmin Steiner

In this episode Mary is joined by Jasmin Steiner (@marriedmomandmantras) to talk about everything from ego death to marriage and motherhood. Jasmin shares with us how she's dealt with severe PPD, a failing and now healing marriage, a loss of identity and self through...

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Anti-Racist Action Plan

I've been grappling with how to make sure that I am continuously supporting marginalized communities in my brand and business. My mission has always been to empower women, but if that doesn't include ALL women, then I'm not doing my job. I am very grateful to...

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Why I’m In Therapy

A solo, personal episode with Mary where she shares her reasons for going to therapy. Unfortunately, there is a big stigma around getting mental health support unless there's something "wrong" with you. Mary talks about why she was afraid to start therapy in the first...

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Give Yourself Permission with Arielle Estoria

Today we are joined by Arielle Estoria (@arielleestoria), a Spoken Word Poet, Author, Dance Party Enthusiast Emcee and Event Host Speaker, Model and Actress. Arielle is the epitome of a multi-faceted, magical woman who is a bridge between intellect and creativity, the...

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A Meditation for Self-Love

In this episode, Mary shares a Buddhist self-love meditation that will help you feel more at peace with yourself. This practice is especially helpful to those who identify as empaths because us empaths pick up on other people's emotions and often try to help them at...

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How to Have a Healthy Mindset About Health and Recovery

This episode is a turning of the tables where Mary gets interviewed by Gabby Male (@gabbymale on IG). Gabby asks Mary questions like…How do you have a healthy mindset with exercise?What is health at every size?How to deal with friends/ family who don’t understand your...

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Beauty Sickness with Dr. Renee Engeln

Okay I am seriously freaking out (in a good way) about this episode because you know that book I keep recommending to you called “Beauty Sick”??? Well, the author of that very book is joining us today on the podcast to talk about beauty sickness- what it is and how we...

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The Science of Food Freedom with Jessi Jean

In this episode, Mary is joined by her dear friend Jessi (@jessijeannn on Instagram) who talks about food freedom, intuitive eating, and healing from body-image struggles. Jessi’s story starts in high school when like many young women, she started restrictive dieting....

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7 Books About Self-Love and Confidence for Women

7 Books About Self-Love and Confidence for Women

I’m a reader. I always have been and likely always will be. For me, books aren’t just an escape from reality, but they’re also a huge part of my self-love and healing journey.I love books about self-love where someone simply shares their own journey. It helps me feel...

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How to Support a Friend with Self-Love and Body-Image

In this episode, Mary shares tips for talking to your friends about ANYTHING they’re struggling with- including body-image issues, food struggles, or self-love in general. She shares practical and tactical communication tools that she uses in all her relationships to...

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