Did You See Her Thigh Gap?

Model Robyn Lawley Doesn’t Have A Thigh Gap Some Say This Model Is Fat. She Gives Such A Perfect Response That Even Ellen Degeneres Applauds. Okay, this is a thing now apparently. Like a thing young women are striving for when they go on diets – getting the perfect thigh gap. So, now the body ideal we […]

Weight Stigma Webinar: When Liking Your Body Seems Impossible

Weight stigma – judgment or stereotyping based on a person’s weight, shape or size – is everywhere we turn. With this epidemic of shaming people about their bodies, is it any wonder that women who struggle with eating and weight often find it nearly impossible to like their bodies? According to Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD, […]

Weight Stigma Affects Us All, No Matter What Our Size

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  Do you know what you’re thinking about your body?  Chances are, it’s not good — statistics show up to 80% of women are dissatisfied with what they look like.  And in this society, that dissatisfaction is for the most part focused on how much we weigh. It’s no mystery why […]

Our Turn to B**ch about Abercrombie & Fitch

Okay, so it’s not likely that many of us are shopping at Abercrombie & Fitch to start with (I think the pulsing music and disco lights may be a deterrent to the 20+ crowd), but this week it was confirmed that the CEO doesn’t want the majority of us there anyway. According to an article […]

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Six Ways to Leave Self-Defeat Behind

Lately, we’ve been talking about what you can do when body positivity feels impossible. Today we feature a guest post from author Rosie Molinary on six ways to leave self-defeat behind and move toward self-belief. Too many of us do it: berate and belittle ourselves until what’s left is simply defeat. Eradicating negative self-talk (from […]

Self-Bullying: Can I Get A Witness?

Can I get a witness? One intervention that can help stop bullying is educating the witnesses, the people who observe the bullying, to speak up in situations in which they feel safe or get help if they don’t feel safe. The issue of bullying is so widespread, there are even educational campaigns to help witnesses […]

Does Body Positivity Seem Impossible To You?

Positive Body Image Is Difficult In Today’s Society I’m looking at the cover of a popular magazine. Here are a few of the headlines: “Drop 5 Pounds Superfast,” “The Top Anti-Aging Products,” and “25 Secrets of Women Who Eat, Drink and Shrink.” Our culture supports women fixating on what’s “wrong” with our appearance… our weight, […]

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. […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Explaining A Binge to A Non-Binger

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. At some point for most binge eaters, it’s a possibility someone will ask – out of concern for our health due to rapid weight gain, […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Magical Thinking and Wishes

During this holiday season, I hear many women wishing for weight loss or not having  negative feelings about their body image. This time of year the power of weight stigma becomes more soul crushing. Judgment based on size crumples the tender, budding esteem for which we are desperately searching. Deciding that we are not okay […]

Bodies Photoshopped

Photoshopping has a huge negative effect on how women see their bodies.  Comparison is the invitation to negative self talk and media gives us the invitation for comparing ourselves thousands of times  a day. “Hany Farid, a professor of computer science and a digital forensics at Dartmouth with his student Eric Lee have designed software […]

Learning to Love Your Body

Today is Love Your Body Day, a special day for women who struggle with body image and all the things that come out of that — eating struggles, weight problems, lack of self-fulfillment are just a few things that come to mind.  That means it’s a day for most of us because fully 80% of […]

It Happened This Week – Michelle Obama and Gwyneth Paltrow Criticized During NEDA Week

In honor of this being National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, today the focus is on women’s body image in the public eye. And there has been plenty of talk on this topic recently… On his radio show on Monday, Rush Limbaugh criticized Michelle Obama’s dinner. The First Lady, whose wellness initiatives hope to teach children about fitness […]

It Happened This Week – Title X Funding, Aretha Franklin, and Simple Changes for Weight Loss

Many critics this week were decrying the effect proposed legislation might have on women’s health care. Several bills have been proposed recently that would decrease funding or even eradicate the Title X Family Planning program, which Nixon signed into law in 1970 to fund health clinics. One bill would stop all funding to any clinic […]

Creating Your Internal Support Team

Today's post is a follow-up to Darla's from last week on How to Talk Sense to Yourself. Or in other words, changing negative self talk. ACT II on the stage between your ears…. There's no one we believe more than ourselves, so all that negative self talk that we let aimlessly chatter away harms us. […]

How to Talk Sense to Yourself

Today's post is a follow-up to the post Darla wrote a few weeks ago titled "To Fix Problems, Stop Admiring Them."  As always, she comes through with some spot-on insight and strategies for changing our thinking. In a recent blog, we talked about how we are quite accomplished at talking about and bonding with others […]