The Mantra That Let Me Travel the World

I traveled to Mexico this past week for the first time. In fact, this trip encompassed many “firsts:” my first time out of the country, my first time going on an extended vacation since my eating disorder treatment, my first time saving up my money for a trip that would be all my own and…

Introducing the YogaMaris Self-Love Toolkit

Do you not know where to begin with learning how to love yourself? Do you just need some tools to get you started? Do you struggle with negative self-talk about yourself and your body? Join me for a seven-day “online retreat” wherein you’ll learn the tools I’ve used to improve my self-love and inner dialogue…

Everyday Goddesses: Meg Doll

Meg is many things to me: an inspiration, a teacher, a bright light, and a soul sister. I followed her blog and podcasting ventures for years before we finally connected over our similar paths healing from an eating disorder with whole foods. Since appearing on her podcast this past year and getting to know Meg…

If You Want Things to Get Better, Stop Romanticizing Eating Disorders.

I want to tell you something that may be difficult for you to understand. When someone is desperate enough for some semblance of control in their life, or some semblance of self-worthiness, or some semblance of compliance with the expectations of the world around them, an eating disorder can look like a desirable thing. And…

The “I Am Maris” Premiere Was a Success!

All we can think to say is, “Thank you.” I struggle to find the words to express how I feel about the premiere and everything that came before it. That night I kept thinking, “Can everyone tell how grateful I am? Am I saying the right things? Have I thanked everyone?” The truth is, nothing…

Everyday Goddesses: Aislinn Coleman

Aislinn is, without a doubt, one of the most inspiring people I’ve been lucky enough to meet in this lifetime. I met Aislinn at an assisting workshop a few years ago, and immediately fell in love with all that she is. She’s silly and quirky, she’s serious and thoughtful, and she’s an incredibly knowledgable teacher….

Everyday Goddesses: Taylor from “She Thrives”

Taylor is seemingly everything at once: she’s got the feminine charm that makes you trust her makeup advice without a second thought, and the nitty-gritty toughness that makes you want her on your side of the fight. Moreover, she’s a talented photographer, food educator, and blogger who is inspiring thousands of women every day to…

Everyday Goddesses: Laura Bruner of Radical Roots

Today’s Everyday Goddess is a Santa Cruz local whose smile is (nearly) as big as her heart. Laura Bruner is someone who’s passionate about health in all forms: mentally, physically, and spiritually. She’s a soon-to-be mama who uses food as her weapon of love, educating her community on nutrition through her company and blog Radical Roots….

Introducing Shahla of My Berkeley Kitchen!

Every week, I send out a newsletter filled with personal reflections, interesting articles, and things that inspire me. It’s a great way to stay connected, and a great way for me to share the things that lift me up. One of the weekly constants in my newsletter is a healthy recipe, sometimes by me, and…