‘affirmations’

Find Your Healthy Weight Day

By Lisa Claudia Briggs on 01/24/2014

Change your thoughts, change your life We’ve all heard that. Finding your healthy weight depends on knowing all sorts of ways to stay balanced and nourished, even beyond what you eat or how you choose to move your body. But what we think and what we tell ourselves also impacts our emotions. I heard Dr. Christiane Northrup, a well known […] Read more »

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To Love Your Body, Try This with a Mirror

By Darla Breckenridge on 07/15/2013

“Mirror, Mirror Off the Wall: How I Learned to Love My Body by Not Looking at It for a Year“ tells the story of UCLA doctoral student Kjerstin Gruy’s quest for personal growth and self-acceptance. As she started shopping for wedding dresses during her engagement, she found herself struggling to maintain a positive body image and falling prey to expectations […] Read more »

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Committed to Keeping A Commitment

By Lisa Christie on 02/08/2013

Two weeks ago I did something crazy. I declared on Facebook that I was starting Jillian Michaels’ (yes, that Jillian Michaels) “30 Day Shred” video. The promise is that you can “lose up to 20 pounds in 30 days.” Well, I know better than that. That’s not why I wanted to do the video. It’s a 25-minute video that combines […] Read more »

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Excuse Me, Where’s Your Affirmation Room?

By Lisa Christie on 01/21/2013

“Excuse me, I need to use my affirmation room,” I said to a friend on the phone the other night. She laughed and asked me what the heck an affirmation room is. “The bathroom,” I clarified…”It’s a Green Mountain thing.” Darla, Green Mountain’s behavioral psychologist, encourages us to use the bathroom as our “affirmation room,” a predictable place we’ll visit […] Read more »

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Can Kindness Stop Weight Gain?

By Darla Breckenridge on 11/12/2012

Sing, Cheer, Pray. Creating positive self talk in your head is a step toward kindness, which interrupts the cycle of self loathing – overeating – self loathing that can lead to weight gain. The more negative self talk and self hate we engage in, the worse we feel, the more we eat to cope, the more our self-loathing grows (body […] Read more »

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