Changing Thinking: Scrutinize Your Dissatisfaction

Disillusionment can be heartbreaking, especially when we’re disillusioned about a reality that never happened. You imagined yourself somehow different: all-achieving, in control, showing no signs of aging and, gee, it didn’t turn out that way. You feel let down by, what? By your imagined reality? Pay Attention to Your Self-Talk The first step towards uncovering your […]

Finding Peace Within: A #gmKISS Valentine Message for YOU!

"May today there be peace within. May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. […]

Change Your Thinking: Startle Yourself with Surprises!

Let little gems be your big rewards. Savor the surprise of tasting the food at tonight's party and enjoying every bite and noticing when you have had enough. Savor the surprise of achieving your fitness goals for five days in a row with nary an internal nag. Savor the surprise of doing even very small […]

Stop Binge Eating by Connecting with Your Senses: Another Green Mountain KISS

Smell…fresh baked bread right out of the oven. Taste…a crisp juicy pink lady apple. See…the blush of the sun on a snowy mountain top Hear…the sigh of contentment after taking a sip of delicious coffee. Feel…the warmth of the fire on your hands when you come in from a snowshoe. These are your senses which […]

Healthy Cooking Thursday – Curried Lentil Soup

Let's set aside deliciousness for a moment and consider why it might be a great idea to have more curry in your life.  First of all, curries are a great way to utilize vegetarian protein sources, perfect for a celebration of Meatless Mondays.  Secondly, many curries involve coconut milk, and it seems that everywhere you turn these days, nutritionists are talking […]

Support Healthy Self Talk & Choice with Your Enough-O-Meter: A Green Mountain KISS

e-nough: adj. Sufficient to meet a need or satisfy a desire. Oh, all those after-the-holiday sales. They kind of make you forget that you really don’t need the stuff of fantastic bargains. At some point you reach the decision point that enough is enough. How do you make that decision? Likely it will not be […]

It Happened This Week – Breastfeeding is Good, Pets Eat Well, & the #gmKISS

US Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin released guidelines this week for healthy breastfeeding.  In her report, Benjamin outlines the importance of continuing breastfeeding throughout an infant's first six months, stating "Breastfeeding protects babies from infections and illnesses that include diarrhea, ear infections, and pneumonia. Breastfed babies are also less likely to develop asthma, and those […]