Taking a Walk with Intention

By Darla Breckenridge

Now that it’s FINALLY warming up, taking a walk everyday may be more realistic for some of us. Walking soothes your mind; connects you with your body; and helps you manage anxiety, cope with the blues, and improve your happiness. Here are a few ideas about how to conceptualize taking a walk without having it be a “should.“ Taking a Walk […] Read more »


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

By Jacki Monaco

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 for me the last twenty-four […] Read more »


Creating Space to Move from Reaction to Response

By Darla Breckenridge

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 that uncomfortable situation happens. But […] Read more »


Seven Tips for Learning to Meditate

By Lisa Christie

Today’s post on learning to meditate is by guest blogger Elesa Commerse, founder of Touching Earth, a Chicago-based mindfulness center. Elesa will be leading a workshop at Green Mountain from March 24-30, called Befriending the Body, Befriending the Mind.® Anything we do takes on enhanced vigor and purpose when we bring mindfulness to it. That’s because whatever we focus on […] Read more »