Q&A Part II: Making Peace with Food and Eating

Last week, we reposted an article about women who make peace with eating and food by Lisa Claudia Briggs. In Lisa’s practice, she sees two eating styles that women take on when they get to a better place with food and their bodies: those who treasure simplicity and practicality, and those who evolve into so-called […]

Q&A: Making Peace with Food and Eating

Yesterday, we reposted an article about women who make peace with eating and food by Lisa Claudia Briggs. In Lisa’s practice, she sees two eating styles that women take on when they get to a better place with food and their bodies: those who treasure simplicity and practicality, and those who evolve into so-called foodies. […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Are You Feeding The Body or Mind?

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other Thursday as she blogs about the victories and challenges of repairing her relationships with food, her body and herself. For the last few weeks I’ve been toying with an idea that has seemed out of reach […]

Creating Space to Move from Reaction to Response

Have you ever noticed that sometimes you just keep hanging in a situation that is uncomfortable? Sometimes as women we don’t feel we are permitted to step away from a difficult situation, e.g., criticism at work, an argument at home, or an upsetting political discussion. And a lot of times, using food to cope when […]

Does Body Positivity Seem Impossible To You?

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, […]

Girl Scout Cookies Are Good for Your Insides

Today’s post is courtesy of Cindy Bishop, Managing Director at Green Mountain at Fox Run. More than likely, sometime in your life you’ve answered the doorbell to find a freckle-faced Girl Scout selling cookies. Equipped with a large box filled with Shout Outs, Peanut Butter Patties and Do-Si-Dos, she cheerfully asks if you would like […]

The Next Time You Reach for The Cookie Jar

I just walked by a group of women at Green Mountain who were making cookie jars. Yeah, I know, doesn’t seem like the kind of thing we would do here, does it? Well, a Green Mountain cookie jar is not your mother’s cookie jar. In fact, it’s a fun play on the idea that when […]

Book Review: Have You Tried Urge Surfing?

A big part of developing a healthy relationship with food, is realizing it’s not actually about the food! It’s that other F-word: feelings. I really struggle with being with my feelings, as I’ve talked about in many other posts. I will do anything to avoid dealing with them, including using food to escape them. I […]

Weight Loss Expectations: Stop “Shoulding” Yourself

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 […]

11 Ideas to Help You Fly in 2013

New Year, here we come. Yet again we can spend precious time focusing on weight loss or we can explore other ways to  live more fully this year, and yes, even reduce stress. When expectations are unrealistic, or the clutter gets too great, or the to-do list gets too long, it is easy to move […]

New Year’s Resolutions: Mind, Body & Food

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other week as she blogs about the victories and challenges of overcoming emotional overeating. First and foremost – Happy Holidays to every brave person who comes to this site, finds this blog, and feels the honesty with which every […]

Six Holiday Energy Booster Tips

Do you already feel worn out from the holidays? Are you wishing you could fast forward through December to a time you won’t feel as stressed or tired? Even in the midst of all the holiday madness, there are a few easy things you can do to prevent stress, create energy and feel great. #1 […]

Weight and Depression: ‘Tis the Season

Many of us carry the Hallmark variety of pictures in our heads of how the holiday season is supposed to be.  And yet, what often happens at this time of year is that we hyper-focus on weight and depression. The more we wish for weight loss and a different body, the more down, unhappy and […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Holiday Indulgence

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other Thursday as she blogs about the victories and challenges of recovery. My Thanksgiving was a bit non-traditional, but nevertheless, there was turkey, stuffing, and there was pie. Oh, and I seem to have forgotten to mention […]

Go Ask Alice: Body, Partners and Sex

Feeling disturbed about your body image, what your partner thinks or wondering if you could ever let someone touch you or see you naked? Do you have tons of questions about disordered eating, sexuality and relationships  that you don’t know who to ask? Go Ask Alice is an a great web site created by Columbia […]

Desserts Spelled Backward is Stressed

Stressed spelled backward is desserts. For many of us, what may be more true is desserts spelled backward is stressed. As thoughts of “forbidden foods” like pumpkin pie, apple pie and ice cream dance through your head and inevitably make many of you think this is the start of your holiday weight gain, I would […]

Can Kindness Stop Weight Gain?

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 […]

Guest Post: Weight Loss Assumptions

Green Mountain has invited me to share one of my blog posts with you today about the assumptions people make about weight loss and dieting.  My colleague complimented me about how much weight I had lost. She remarked, “You must be working so hard!” Yes, but no. But, yes. I’m wondering if by hard work […]

Affirmations: Make Them Your Own

Negative self talk is often out of our awareness and we don’t realize the impact it can have on mood. Affirmations are a great tool to help you decrease negative self talk or binge thinking about your body, food or your weight. Thoughts influence feelings. And the more frequent and negative our unconscious or conscious […]

Try Boxing to Manage Emotional Eating

Understanding and managing emotional eating is a complex process.  At Green Mountain at Fox Run we discuss the four big feelings: mad, sad, glad and scared (to use little kid language) and how unexpressed feelings can  trigger emotional eating. Mad (angry, frustrated, annoyed, pissed off) is probably the most difficult feeling for women to express. […]