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 […]

Fashion Friday: Clothing for Curvy Girls

Clothing options for curvy girls have have gotten immeasurably better in the past few years. More and more designers are making plus-size clothing, even though they may be sold only online and aren’t always easy to find. I really believe that wearing nice clothes that fit my body today, not when or if I lose […]

Can Sensuality Help Body Dissatisfaction?

“I hate my body” is a refrain I hear from women of all sizes. Body dissatisfaction oozes through our culture, bombards us with social media and chips away at our fragments of tender self esteem. As the holidays approach we are often visited by the ghosts of the past that invite us to compare ourselves […]

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. […]

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: How I Recommitted to My Body

How I Recommitted to My Body This has been a long road inward, to reconnect to the joy of moving my body, and has taken every minute up until now. In my late teens, I started working in the health and fitness industry, teaching aerobics. Like most young women, I was unhappy with my body. […]

Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Reclaim Your Body Image

Join Green Mountain at Fox Run as we blog about Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Today, BEDA encourages us to reclaim our body image as our own and engage in positive body talk. When I first decided I would write today’s Weight Stigma Awareness blog post about reclaiming […]

Loving Ourselves, Our Lives: Tips for Stopping Waiting, Hating and Starting to Live

Although every week is a celebrate-your-body week at Green Mountain, it has been a special one this week because we’ve hosted the original body image warrior Mara Glatzel, a masters level clinical social worker and self-love coach.  During this week titled “Stop Waiting, Stop Hating, Start Living,” she’s led Green Mountain participants on a week-long […]

Stop Hating, Stop Waiting and Start Living

In honor of Mara Glatzel, who will be doing a special workshop next week at Green Mountain called “Stop Hating, Stop Waiting and Start Living,” today we are reposting a beautiful piece she wrote for after her guest stay in January about the importance of losing the body fantasy. I think we all have one. […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Learning to Forgive Myself

This is 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 challenges and victories of recovery. Forgiveness is often one of the hardest things to give, especially to ourselves. I still haven’t forgiven myself for turning to food during […]

Body Loving Homework: Preview and Giveaway

Today’s guest post is from Self-Love Body Coach, Mara Glatzel, who will be hosting a workshop at Green Mountain from Sept. 9-15 called “Stop Waiting, Stop Hating and Start Living” on creating the life you were meant to lead. For days I struggled in writing this post, working to find the best words to describe […]

Creating and Maintaining Sacred Space within Your Life

Today’s guest post is from Self-Love Body Coach, Mara Glatzel, who will be hosting a workshop at Green Mountain from Sept. 9-15 called “Stop Waiting, Stop Hating and Start Living” on creating the life you were meant to lead. Nearly ten years ago, I began facing my emotional eating head-on. I made the necessary changes. […]

Create a Better Life: Healing Your Relationship with Your Body

Today’s guest post is from Self-Love Body Coach, Mara Glatzel, who will be hosting a workshop at Green Mountain from Sept. 9-15 called “Stop Waiting, Stop Hating and Start Living” on creating the life you were meant to lead. When I first realized the enormous gap between the life that I was living and the […]

Celebrate The Journey, Not Merely The Destination

This is a guest post by Self-Love Body Coach, Mara Glatzel, who will be hosting a workshop at Green Mountain from Sept. 9-15 called “Stop Waiting, Stop Hating and Start Living” on living the life you were meant to lead today — not tomorrow, not Monday. How many times have you conjured up your newest […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Loving Yourself At Your Lowest

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on overcoming binge eating. Follow her journey every other Thursday as she blogs about the challenges and victories of recovery. I had a surprise moment that tested my strength last week. I love to laugh, I pride myself in having a good sense of humor even, but […]

Stop Emotional Eating Even When the Sh#$%t is Hitting the Fan

Negative self talk, body hate, and being overwhelmed are common feelings for women who use food to cope. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that anything can change, that you can stop emotional eating, that you can change your eating patterns. We use food in so many different ways, but one we have been discussing at  […]

Dressing for Your Body Today: Guest Post

Today’s guest post is by Sally McGraw of Already Pretty on why you need to dress for the body you have today, not yesterday or tomorrow. A girlfriend of mine has been unhappy with her body for… well, for as long as I’ve known her. She is one of the most naturally beautiful women I’ve […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: What’s Your Number?

This post is an installment in “The Binge Eating Diaries” series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her experience with binge eating disorder. Follow Jacki every other Thursday as she shares the discoveries she’s made on her journey to health and happiness. The scale has never been my friend. But in all honesty, has […]

Too Fat For Yoga? Think Again!

There are more resources than ever about yoga for plus-size women. Green Mountain at Fox Run interviews Anna Guest-Jelley, founder of Curvy Yoga, about why it’s great for every shape, size and ability. Namaste! Anna, why did you start practicing yoga? I think some kind of bodily discomfort (pain, injury, inflexibility, etc.) brings many people […]

Disney’s Childhood Obesity Exhibit a Disaster

We’re interrupting our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special alert. Sorry, I couldn’t resist as Dr.Deah’s blog The Not So Wonderful World of Disney reminded me so much of my childhood watching Disney’s show on television, enthralled by stories and images that made a child’s heart sing. They’re not doing too well these […]

Fat, Fat, Fat-the critical voice inside

Negative Self-Talk We are so hard on our bodies and just keep focusing on weight loss. I am not talking about the ways we don’t take care of ourselves physically.  I am talking about our negative self talk. Your Inner Critic Could I pay you large sums of money to talk to any child the […]