5 Tips for Getting Unstuck & Building Healthy Habits

Change is a loaded word. On the one hand, we can think of all the good things change might bring. But on the other hand, it involves work. And when we’ve worked hard in the past only to fail at cementing new habits for improving our health, change often feels like an uphill battle that […]

The Mental Journey Behind Jen Corn’s Successful Healthy Weight “Road Trip”

Featured on CNN’s Weekly column about weight loss success stories, Jen Corn talks to us about how changing her lifestyle started with a new mindset. Jen’s struggle with her weight began early in childhood. Eventually her life became more and more limited, even finding herself struggling to walk. Family members had offered to pay for […]

How to Navigate the In Between

Do you sometimes find yourself surviving rather than thriving in life – restlessly existing in what I call the “in- between”? In between what you want out of life compared to how your life actually looks? Finding Self-Compassion While Striving For Change We want more friends, more love, a better job, a smaller waistline, more […]

Prevent Overeating with Just One Word?

I had an epiphany about my overeating One of my favorite bloggers, Karen Anderson, chooses a word of the year as an alternative to making goals and resolutions. Last year, she told the readers of this blog how you can choose your own word of the year. I didn’t do it then, but this year, […]

Can You Be Fat and Healthy?

According to the latest headlines, you can’t be fat and healthy. I imagine you’ve seen/heard those headlines in recent days. They’re about a study that was just published looking at the question of whether a person can be healthy at higher weights. “Fat and healthy is a myth” (LA Times) “New research disputes fat but […]

The Daily Essentials During Life Transitions, Part II

….Continued from The Daily Essentials During Life Transitions, Part I, in which Lisa Claudia Briggs discusses the daily practices of self care that help support her as she moves through life transitions. It’s comforting when everything is changing to have certain things that stay the same. I have a yoga mat for Vermont and one […]

Healthy Headlines: What’s The News That’s Fit to Print?

I’m not sure if the trend is really all that new… news organizations feeling they have to entertain to be newsy, but is it necessary to smack us over the head with shocking (and schlocky) proclamations just to get our attention? Especially when it comes to health-related studies and findings? There must be quantifiable data which supports the idea […]

Video Interview: Rest without Guilt

Today, Mara Glatzel and Christie Inge of the podcast series, “Your Self Love Adjustment,” interview each other exclusively for our blog about what rest looks like and how we, as women, can include it in our self-care and self-love regimens without guilt. A Day of Rest This past Sunday, I had every intention of either […]

40 Ideas for Incorporating Self-Care into Your Life

Self-Care Influences Emotional Overeating We say it often at Green Mountain: When stress increases, self-care decreases. But adding self-care strategies into your life can make a serious impact on emotional overeating. 40 Self-Care Ideas In keeping up our top-40 series, we present 40 Ideas for Incorporating Self-Care into Your Life: Work with professionals, e.g., personal trainers, nutritionists […]

The Binge Eater’s Brain: When Health Problems Affect Your Diet

Since coming to Green Mountain two years ago, I have given myself permission to eat. A taste of anything and everything here and there, beautifully wrapped in “normal” portions and topped off with zero guilt. But now my binge eater’s brain is being challenged once again. For the past couple of months my stomach has […]

A Note of Encouragement to lululemon

There’s a story making its way around the Internet this week about a former lululemon employee who disclosed that shunning plus-size shoppers is part of the company’s business strategy (plus-size apparently is anything over size 12). Sadly, the news is reminiscent of the recent Abercrombie & Fitch fiasco, in which the CEO unapologetically admitted that […]

Guest Post: Relaxing into Life and Your Healthy Weight

We are pleased to feature a guest post by founder of the Institute for Psychology of Eating, Marc David. Join the first global online Eating Psychology Conference Aug. 5-9 to hear Marc David interview Green Mountain co-owner and president, Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD on why dieting doesn’t work. Other featured interviews include Geneen Roth, Linda […]

Walking Meetings: A New Kind of Conference Room

Who doesn’t love to kill two birds with one stone? The best bird-killing idea I’ve heard all week came from a TED Talk (see video below) and I knew immediately I needed to share it on the blog. Business innovator Nilofer Merchant discusses on the TED stage the benefits of doing walking meetings. Yes, getting […]

40 Ways to Measure Success Beyond the Scale

Today’s blog post is part of our top-40 series to mark Green Mountain’s 40th anniversary. So you’ve been trying to eat more healthfully and walk to work everyday. To see the difference it’s making, you get on the scale. As the scale bounces numbers around and then finally settles, you jump off the scale and […]

The #1 Skill for Weight Management – Kindness

Last week, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff said in US News that the No. 1 skill for weight management is the ability to pick yourself up, dust yourself off and get back on with it. No doubt, this is absolutely a critical piece, but in order to be resilient, kindness toward yourself helps you remember that it’s […]

Fitness Friday: Take A Walk with Me

The down drop of the blackbird, The wing catch of arrested flight, The stop midway and then off: off for triangles, circles, loops of new hieroglyphs— This is April’s way: a woman: “O yes, I’m here again and your heart knows I was coming. -Carl Sandburg It’s been a long winter just about everywhere, and […]

Why the Scale Sucks: A Cautionary Tale

Back in January, I announced I was doing Jillian Michaels’ 30-Day-Shred. I’m about halfway through, my ambition waning somewhat in March after a strong start in January and February. If I retrace my progress, I am pretty sure I can link my “waning ambition” back to an unfortunate incident with a scale. Although my primary […]

Committed to Keeping A Commitment

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 […]

Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

Most women are caregivers in some regard; we care for our families, our co-workers, our homes, our environment. The list is endless. When we care for others, whether it is professional or personal, we are engaging deeply in the service of life. As humans we rely on the attention and care we give and receive; […]

On NOT Setting New Year’s Goals

One of amazing things about our program at Green Mountain is that it opens our eyes to what most of us consider to be universal truths. One of those so many of us subscribe to is that we must be a certain weight to be healthy. It was a tremendous relief for me to understand that there is no one-size-fits-all approach or answer to weight and […]