Category: Namely You

Dawn Lerman is the next guest on the Namely Marly podcast

Tips for Dealing with Food, Family, and Feelings with Dawn Lerman

If you’ve ever struggled with your weight, you’ll find inspiration to live a more intentional life, including a more mindful approach to eating in nutritionist Dawn Lerman’s memoire, My Fat Dad. Dawn talks about some of the struggles her dad went through to lose weight and the things she’s learned in life that she now uses to help others.

Namely Marly Photograph of a bingo card focusing in on the "free square" in the middle.

Your Free Square

In the game of life we all have a Free Square. Is it a stretch to find life lessons from Bingo, a game of chance? I don’t think so, and hopefully you’ll agree after reading this post.

The poem She Walks in Beauty accompanies photographs of an early morning summer sunrise.

A Walk in Beauty

An early morning photography expedition with my hubby left me feeling inspired by the beauty of nature.

I was also reminded of the poem, She Walks in Beauty. “She walks in beauty, like the night; Of cloudless climes and starry skies; And all that’s best of dark and bright.” Oh, that we could all walk in beauty today.

A Word for Moms

Did you know the word for mom begins with an “M” in the majority of languages? There’s madre (Spanish), mère (French), mater (Latin), mama (Italian), mer (Vietnam), and mutter (German), to name just a few.

Whatever the foundations of the word itself, it’s also a name. And it’s one of the proudest and happiest names I have. From the moment I heard my daughter utter the first syllables remotely close to mama until today, I have been in love with the sound of it.

Name interview with Karen Walrond, author of the book The Beauty of Different

Name Interview: Karen Walrond

My latest Namely Marly podcast is with celebrated author and photographer, Karen Walrond. She authors a blog, Chookoloonks, where she parallels her stunning photography with her powerful words of insights about life. She is a contributor to the book Expressive Photography: A Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting from the Heart. And she’s even appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show talking about motherhood. She recently wrote a book called The Beauty of Different. Some come sit with me in a talk with Karen Walrond about names and living an inspired life!

Words of encouragement and a photograph of dew-covered grass by Marly McMillen

Don’t Give Up!

Do you ever have one of those days where nothing seems like it works? For me that sometimes leads to throwing my own personal pity party.

On those days, what I want is chocolate. And to be left completely alone!

But I’m learning that what I want and what I need are entirely different.

Here are my tricks to surviving those bad days.