‘Real Women’s Stories’

The Binge Eating Diaries: Writing This Letter to Food Changed Everything

By Jacki Monaco

Here goes nothin’. The original version of what I’m about to share with you was written quickly with shaky, anxious penmanship four years ago. As I open the envelope, I can smell hints of fear, anger, sadness, and hope – the same emotions I felt while writing the most intimate, honest, and important correspondence of my life. I remember how […] Read more »

Writing This Letter to Food Changed Everything

When In Rome… Eat The Pasta! (Without Guilt)

By Beth Turchi

I just returned from a road trip to Savannah. My husband and I drove from our home in Philadelphia to visit our daughter who’s currently working there. Long trip, right? Driving for 12 hours with Mario Andretti can be anxiety producing, but I had my rosary and iPod so that went well. And the daughter was a little grouchy, but […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: Don’t Let Your Swimsuit Sabotage Your Summer

By Jacki Monaco

“OMG! Yay! It’s bathing suit season! I can’t wait to sift through racks of unflattering one pieces! I am so looking forward to reaffirming my suspicion that absolutely none of the cute bikinis come in my size! I love spending $80 on something I hate!“ …said no woman ever. I think bathing suits are miserable inventions. To this day, these […] Read more »

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How To Find Enjoyment In Your Exercise

By Beth Turchi

Most of us struggle with finding motivation to maintain consistent exercise due to the fact that, well, we just don’t enjoy it. That’s why Erin Risius, our Program Director here at Green Mountain, decided to respond to a journal written by Beth, one of our past participants, about struggling with enjoying her exercise routine. Beth’s Journal It’s a conspiracy. All those medical […] Read more »

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Altering the Equation for Happiness

By Beth Turchi

Remember when you were in school and thought: “Why am I learning all this stuff? I’m never going to use it in the real world!” Well, you were right. Most of it you didn’t ever use. But the learning process developed critical analytical thinking that you most certainly need in life! I bring this up because I was able to […] Read more »

Thinness and Youth DOES NOT Equal Happiness!
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