12 March 2014

On HuffPost LIVE

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/better-to-be-alone-than-with-a-horrible-mate/530613b02b8c2a059c0001d7

http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/better-to-be-alone-than-with-a-horrible-mate/530613b02b8c2a059c0001d7
Hello, dears. I was on HuffPost LIVE last night and I thought I'd share the segment here (click here for the video.) The topic is why people stay in bad relationships and how to finally leave them. They loved my post called "If You're Feeling Sick About A Relationship." 

During the interview, the sound through my earpiece was giving me trouble when they asked me my first question. Shoot. But, I got going with some good thoughts towards the end! So thankful for that. And thankful for the awesome producers of the show who are very supportive of our blog.

And, here are some other posts I wrote that I think relate well: 

And these gems from the early days: 

I happen to love these posts and wish I had this wisdom when I was in my twenties.

I hope you all have a great day. Wishing you strength, love, hope, and empowerment in your lives. I want that for all of you and I know it can be yours.

With Love,

Mara

8 comments:

  1. Such confident, intelligent, thoughtful women. You really got on a roll their at the end-Slam, baby!

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  2. oh my goodness your makeup! What are you wearing? It's so lovely! You look as if you are glowing! :)

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    1. Ha! You are so sweet. Thank you. I'm actually not wearing any foundation or powder. I recently tried the highlighting and contouring product by Maskara. I didn't have much of it on at all, but just a touch of highlight down the middle of my nose, under my eyes and just above my cheek apples, and a couple places. Then a bit of contour on the sides of my nose and under my cheek bones. Then the Maskara pink blush on my cheek apples and a pepto pink lipstick by Red Apple. The Maskara products are not natural and so I don't use them often. I need to find some healthier highlight/contour replacements. But it seems Cara (she's a blogger and make up artist) knows her stuff regarding highlighting and contouring and so I wanted to buy her product to see how it worked and to see what it is I need to look for. She has TONS of tips on her blog, Maskara. Also, I did a slightly smoky eye with a dark charcoal eye shadow. It's funny I'm telling you this as I'm not the best make up expert! haha. But again, thanks for the note!

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  3. In spite of the weird sound (I had trouble hearing as well), you did well! We all did! It was great meeting you yesterday. XO! -Akirah

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  4. I totally agree Mara. It's such a long and hard process to get to the point where you have enough self-identity, worth and love to have the clarity and confidence to go for the person you want. I had some embarrassing and terrible relationships in my 20s that taught me so much about who I was and what I wanted from life. It took several months and actually over a year of being completely single before I was able to heal from many of the family and personal issues that were coming between myself and happiness in my 20s. I remember turning 30 when I was single and feeling so light and so joyous for some reason - as though my life was just beginning. It's almost as if the pressure to be part of a couple disappeared when I hit 30, and I felt wonderful just being alone. It's funny, because 6 months later, I met my future husband. He is an amazing person who treats me with respect and love...and even better, we have the same interests and goals and the synergy to inspire each other. I'm not sure I would have been open to meeting him when I did if I hadn't gone through all the pain and the WORK of finding a happy place before we met. It sometimes surprises me when women get married before age 25 because I often wonder if they're entering into it for the right reasons. Many of my friends are in marriages that I would honestly call mediocre. Apathetic coexistence. The men who I work everyday seem less-than-enthused about going home at night and get excited about work dinners as a chance to leave the house. I didn't get married until I had just turned 32, but there's not a day I'm dying to run home or counting down until a free weekend so we can try new restaurants, work out, hike, travel, cook, take drives together. I'm glad you're out there trying to convince people that this is a choice and the way it should be and can be! Everyone's on their own time line...don't settle for less!

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  5. so needed to hear this and the timing is perfect. thank you

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  6. You are so inspiring, Mara. Thank you for all that you do!

    Nisha

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