Mary Jelkovsky is the founder of Mary’s Cup of Tea, an online platform that helps thousands of women find self-love. After recovering from an eating disorder, Mary started her Instagram account @maryscupofteaa to help women heal body-image struggles and love themselves unconditionally. Now, Mary Jelkovsky is a published author, TEDx speaker, and women’s self-love retreat host. And Mary’s Cup of Tea Podcast is the podcast that will inspire you to love yourself. On this self-love podcast show, Mary speaks with experts on topics surrounding self-love including body-image, confidence, self-worth, body positivity, mindset, mental health, feminism, and relationships. Along the way, Mary lets you in on her personal life, never shying away from the messy, raw, and real conversations that we all crave. So grab a cup of tea, slide in your headphones, and get ready to love yourself.
Sex, Orgasms, & Masturbation with Emily Nagoski
Ok, this interview is a juicy one!! We are talking with Emily Nagoski about all things SEX like...- how to increase your chances of feeling a climax or orgam - how to talk to your partner about your sexual desires - how to release sexual shame during sex or while masturbating - different ways to m********e and feel pleasure - how to feel more accepting of how you look "down there" - what sexuality is and what it's not - and so. much. moreEmily Nagoski is a writer, sex educator, researcher, activist, and self proclaimed nerd. Emily went to Indiana University for a M.S. in Counseling Psychology and she continued on to earn a Ph.D. in Health Behavior with a concentration in human sexuality. Now, she is the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller, Come As You Are: the surprising new science that will transform your sex life. Her new book, Burnout, was released in 2019 which she co-authored with her sister Amelia to help women end the cycle of feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and feeling not enough.I have been dreaming of this interview with Emily ever since I read Come As You Are 4 years ago! It's a book I recommend to anyone who wants to get to know their body better and feel more informed, educated, and empowered by their sexuality. It truly will transform your sex life and how you see your sexuality in general!Let us know how you liked this interview by tagging @maryscupofteaa and @enagoski in your IG stories!!
How To Deepen Your Self-Worth
In this episode, Mary talks about the difference between self-worth and self-confidence. She also gives you 3 ways to strengthen your sense of self-worth in a way that's helpful and long-lasting in your self-love journey.Beyond Body Online Retreat Waitlist: https://maryscupoftea.com/beyond-body-waitlist
Feminism, Body-Image, & Unf*cking Your Brain with Kara Loewentheil
This episode is going down as one of our favorites! In this episode Mary is joined by Kara Loewentheil who talks about how we can use thought work to retrain our brains and ultimately change our reality. Kara uses a very unique approach that combines life coaching and feminism to empower women to think, see, and feel better about themselves. In this episode Kara explains how to...- think better thoughts about your body - recognize the link between the patriarchy and our negative thoughts - use feminism and thought work to combat the pressures of beauty standards - apply thought work to social justice issues and create positive change in this world - manage our mind to feel less stressed, anxious, and negative - and so much more!Kara is a Master Certified Coach with a B.A. from Yale and J.D. from Harvard Law. Kara is the host of the iTunes top-rated self-help podcast Unf*ck Your Brain which has been downloaded 10M times, and she has been featured in outlets like Marie Claire, Mind Body Green, MSN.com, and The Huffington Post.This episode goes deep in many different directions so we recommend taking notes as you're listening and letting the message sink in.You can find Kara on her podcast: UnF*ck Your Brain or her website: unfuckyourbrain.comLet us know how you liked this episode by screenshotting and tagging us in your IG stories! @maryscupofteaa and @karaloewentheil
How to Set Boundaries with Diet Culture
In this solo episode, Mary shares her 5-step process for setting boundaries with diet culture. These 5 steps will help you speak up to that friend who keeps talking about diets or your family who keeps commenting on your body. Setting boundaries is important in ANY relationship, but especially when it comes to those people who are triggering you back into diet culture.You MUST tell them that certain things are not okay and Mary's here to help you do that. Happy boundary-setting!If you enjoy Mary’s Cup of Tea Podcast, could you leave a review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than a minute, and it really makes a difference in helping the show grow! This episode is brought to you by my favorite books! I would not be the person I am today without the books I’ve read. These are books every woman MUST read so check them out at maryscupoftea.com/books. FOLLOW MARY ON INSTAGRAM: @maryscupofteaa @maryspodcast @retreatsbymary COME TO A SELF LOVE RETREAT: maryscupoftea.com/self-love-retreats/ JOIN MARY’S ONLINE RETREAT: maryscupoftea.com/beyond-body/
Living with Chronic and Mental Illness with Esmé Wang
In this interview Mary speaks with the beautiful and talented writer Esmé Wang about what it's like living with chronic and mental illness. Esmé shares her most helpful tools for dealing with depression and anxiety, especially during this difficult time where everything is uncertain. She also gives advice on how we should approach people with disability and how social justice must coexist in our conversations about mental health.In February 2019, Graywolf Press published Esmé's essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias, which became a New York Times bestseller and the Los Angeles Review of Books stated that “Esmé Weijun Wang is poised to become a major writer, and this is her origin story.” Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, has received accolades and kind words from places such as LitHub, NPR Books, and the Chicago Review of Books. She was selected by Granta for their once-a-decade Best of Young American Novelists list of 21 authors under 40, and she received the prestigious Whiting Award in 2018. Things Mentioned:Andrew Scott's performance in Sea Wall: https://www.seawallandrewscott.comFiona Apple's Fetch The Bolt Cutters Album: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL9tY0BWXOZFthbMAh1WrMDEho_wKVSM_1The Cut article: https://www.thecut.com/2019/02/esme-weijun-wang-on-her-book-the-collected-schizophrenias.html Connect with Esmé online: https://esmewang.com https://www.instagram.com/esmewwang/ Tag us in your Instagram stories to let us know how you liked this episode: @maryscupofteaa and @esmewwang
Interviewing My Boyfriend!!
The episode we've all been waiting for! The one where Mary interviews her boyfriend! Mary and her boyfriend talk about their relationship by answering some of YOUR questions! Here are the questions Mary and her boyfriend answer in this episode: 1. How have you grown since being in a relationship with Mary?2. Why do you think your relationship worked out so well even though it seemed to move very quickly?3. What's your favorite thing about each other?4. What was the moment you both "knew" you were each other's person?5. What's different about this relationship than past relationships?6. How does your boyfriend cope with your posts with minimal or no clothing?7. Is it hard living together? What are the challenging parts and what are the best parts?8. Did he deal with body confidence issues as well?9. How do you plan to teach your kids body confidence? Tag Mary @maryscupofteaa in your Instagram stories to let her know how you liked this very personal episode!
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Thank you Mary!
Mary, these podcasts are absolutely incredible! Thank you for putting in your time and energy into creating such eye-opening, informative and impactful podcasts. Your dedication in sharing your self-love journey, body positivity and spreading overall kindness never fails to amaze me.
I honestly wait every week for your podcast and love every single one, thank you for creating this podcast! You have already helped me so much in dealing with body confidence x
Truely Inspiring and touching!Wish i could describe how much Mary Helped me in the millions of ways she did!
I love you so much
Keep up these great Podcasts❤️