‘Real Women’s Stories’

The Life Lessons of Golf: What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger

By Erin Risius on 09/02/2014

As I stared at the golf ball and stood in golf swing stance, I began mentally preparing myself for the probable failure of making contact with the ball. Three better golfers (one is a 10 handicap player – no pressure) stood patiently waiting as I took too long to run through the mantra: relax the arms, relax the shoulders, eyes […] Read more »

My Eyes Are Up Here: How One Green Mountain Mama Got Her Mojo Back

By Marsha Hudnall on 08/14/2014

Today’s post is courtesy of another articulate Green Mountain alum (or Green Mountain Mama as she puts it). Cat Mitchell will start regularly writing for A Weight Lifted, to share her experience as a young woman set on taking back her life as she moves away from old notions of self to ones that support her in living fully. “Yeah, you work it, […] Read more »

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From Shame to Binge Eating to Body Acceptance: One Woman’s Journey

By Marsha Hudnall on 07/30/2014

The following post originally appeared on the Health at Every Size® (HAES) blog, which is owned and operated by the Association for Size Diversity and Health (ASDAH). ASDAH is an international organization that works tirelessly to promote a new “peace movement” — one that measures health by many factors, including the right to be peaceful in your body. ASDAH is the creator […] Read more »

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