Healthy Cooking Thursday – The Secret Ingredient is Love

The title of this post is something I often find myself saying to the ladies who come to Green Mountain. There is no greater truth than this, that if you do not truly love what you are doing, there is no reason that you will find satisfaction in it. This goes for when you are […]

Easy Holiday Planning – Taking Care of Your Needs

One of the things I’ve had validated by a fantastic member of our behavior staff, Darla Breckenridge, is to put yourself at the top of your to-do list. What I used to call “selfishness,” Darla has reframed for me as “selfness.” I’ve always explained it as “I am my top priority.” Sounds somewhat selfish, but […]

Healthy Holiday Eating: Practice Makes Perfect

It’s the day of the party. You wake already worried about how you’re going to manage the cheeses, chips, dips, nuts, drinks, cookies…the list goes on. You imagine countless strategies to keep you away from the temptations of the season. Actually, you don’t have to work hard to come up with those strategies; everywhere you […]

It Happened This Week: Imagining Eating, Stress and Weight Gain, & Vermonting at Buttermilk Falls

Interesting research out this week about the potential benefits of imagining you’re eating something, instead of really eating it. It may help you eat it more mindfully when you do partake. Exercise before breakfast might help ameliorate the after-effects of too much holiday indulgence, according to a study reviewed in this New York Times article. […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Calamari Salad

As some of you out there know, one of my favorite things about the holidays is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, my husband Jamie’s family tradition which I have co-opted into a week of seafood leading up to Christmas Day.  While it may seem like it’s easy to eat healthy when seafood is all […]