‘healthy living’

Why the Scale Sucks: A Cautionary Tale

By Lisa Christie on 03/22/2013

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 goal in doing “the shred” […] 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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Put Your Oxygen Mask on First

By Darla Breckenridge on 02/04/2013

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; it makes us whole. However, […] Read more »

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On NOT Setting New Year’s Goals

By Lisa Christie on 12/19/2012

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 health. Diets and doctor’s charts rarely […] Read more »

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