‘changing thinking’

Does Body Positivity Seem Impossible To You?

By Darla Breckenridge on 02/18/2013

Positive Body Image Is Difficult In Today’s Society I’m looking at the cover of a popular magazine. Here are a few of the headlines: “Drop 5 Pounds Superfast,” “The Top Anti-Aging Products,” and “25 Secrets of Women Who Eat, Drink and Shrink.” Our culture supports women fixating on what’s “wrong” with our appearance… our weight, our wrinkles, our waves… there […] Read more »

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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Weight Loss Expectations: Stop “Shoulding” Yourself

By Lisa Christie on 01/14/2013

We ran this post last year at this time – about the time that women start beating themselves up for not sticking to their New Year’s resolutions. If that sounds like you, then today’s post by Darla can provide some helpful insights. There is something about the New Year that invites the word “should” into our lives.  “I should have […] Read more »

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Fashion Friday: Inspirational Jewelry for Exercise Motivation!

By Lisa Christie on 01/04/2013

Fitspiration: Wearable Motivation One of my friends tattooed her wrist with the letters M-O-V-E. What a great idea, I thought! Body art as fitness inspiration and exercise motivation! But for those of us less bold or afraid of needles, I think inspirational jewelry can serve as a continuous reminder to take care of ourselves in the New Year, too. I […] Read more »

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