Eda Marbury is an accountant, wife and internet pole dancing sensation. Join Eda and I as we talk about her difficult childhood, her resilient spirit, and the choice that changed her life.
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Join Lana as she talks with Jess and Ashely of My Body Does about how My Body Does was founded, how they are fighting back against body shaming in the advertising world and how we still have a long way to go in the yoga world when it comes to body diversity.
My Body Does was founded by Jess Andersen and Ashley Simon - two New York yogis on a mission to nourish self-compassion and bring nuance to the dialogue about body image and wellness.
They have been featured on Huffington Post, Upworthy, MTV News, Bustle, the ASDAH Blog, and Salon.
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A creative person all her life, it wasn’t until her son was born in 2001 that Linda made the decision to pursue a career as a professional artist so that she could be home to care for his special needs. By 2005, she became well known for her “Reflections” series paintings, with hundreds of original paintings gracing the walls of home, businesses and galleries throughout the world.
In 2006, inspired by personal letters and conversations with her collectors, so many conveying their deeply emotional connection to her work, Linda started on a path toward a degree in Art Therapy.
Thanks to a series of miracles, at 30 years old, a single mom with a preschooler, she became a full time traditional college student. While in school, she rediscovered her personal spirituality, and nourished it with a minor in theology, as well as through the practices of yoga, meditation and energetic healing. She continues to be fueled by a passion for all things spiritual, philosophical and metaphysical.
It is her own healing journey that recently brought her full circle, returning to her roots as an artist in order to rediscover her wellness. Along this path, she has discovered the ability to not only translate her own higher ‘true self’ vibration into images in order to heal, but to do the same for others.
Fulfilling the desire to serve others with her art, she creates paintings through an intuitive, channeling-type process of translating vibration to image. Then, using a variety of tools she’s acquired through education and training, from Jungian analysis to numerology, further translates those images into words, so that the recipient receives a clear message that Linda hopes will inspire self love and with that, healing.
Information about Linda’s work with links to connect with her on social media can be found at www.lindafabry.com
appearances on America's Got Talent (Season 10), Law and Order: SVU, Inside Edition and The Doctors. As a SAG member, she's done for professional stunt work in Law and Order: SVU, The Big C and That's My Boy. She loves to teach obnoxiously loud classes at Body & Pole and IncrediPole in New York City. When she isn’t half naked and sweaty, Diva’s usually making pancakes with Beyonce.
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I freely admit that I am a flaky member of the Church of Self-Improvement. I was a faithful member up until my mid-30’s when I no longer found the Church inspiring or…. necessary. I became tired of trying to be the best version of myself….or the version that society said I should be.
The problem I see with self-improvement is that its like a snake eating the tail. It never ends…. almost like getting on a train without an end point When we get on that self-improvement train, when do we get off?? Not only does self-improvement seem never ending… but self-improvement can be deadly… like life threatening type of deadly. Consider the recent story of Matthew Whitby who ended up taking a protein powder that contained green tea extract and cambogia… dude had two weeks to live after he started taking this product. Fortunately, he didn’t die but he did receive a liver transplant (that had Hepatitis B) and will be on medication for the rest of his life. Yikes.
I’m sure some of you reading this are thinking “I would never…” or “I don’t diet so this doesn’t apply to me” or “I don’t take protein drinks” or “Nothing processed passes these lips” but hold on….. the point isn’t the protein drink…. the point is that Mr. Whitby felt the need to bulk up, lose weight, etc and made a bad choice for a protein power. Did he choose that powder so that he could lose weight and bulk up at the same time? Why is he wanting to do that?
This brings me to my real question…. what is wrong with humans being human?? If we are born without arms, legs, fingers, queer, somewhere on the gender spectrum, different ethnicities, fat, skinny, tall, short …. why can’t we just be what we are without trying to nip, tuck, and improve all the things?? Why are we constantly searching for something outside us to “fix” us or make us happy? And why are we expecting others to do the same?
I am a pretty simple human… and I think the only way to get away from self-improvement is to listen to our bodies, our emotions…… our spirit. Does trying to bulk up and lean out feel good emotionally??? Does saying no to commitments and taking time to be by yourself feel peaceful or lonely??? Does buying another piece of furniture, clothing, and bigger house improve your long term happiness??
No one can tell you what is peaceful and joyful for you. No one knows what makes your soul smile. No one can fill any emptiness you feel….. No one. So… you know… that sucks… but also awesome at the same time because you don’t need an Oprah bank account to listen to your inner sh*t. You just have to start asking yourself the guru questions instead of the people that want to take your money and offer you temporary/fake promises. (side note – if you don’t feel well mentally or physically seek out medical help!!!!!)
For those of you at the Church of Self-Improvment, I wish you the best. I really do. I know how it feels to want that best version of myself and I respect your choice. I can’t say I won’t ever be back… However… right now…for me….. I think I’ll just be and use that self-improvement energy on enjoying what I have… my crazy messy life.
Until next time my fellow sizeHUMAN’s……
Love & Sparkles,