‘positive body image’

‘Beach Body’ Ad Sparks Controversy: #AerieReal, Dove & Lane Bryant Challenge Weight Stigma

By Erin Risius, MA

Here we go again Another ad promoting the perfect ‘beach body’ and defining it by parameters that most women can’t attain naturally, let alone healthfully. Dietary supplement maker Protein World is getting international publicity for an ad that’s gone viral – and not in a way they intended. “Are You Beach Body Ready?” This company’s latest ad is aimed at defining […] Read more »

Beach Body Ad Sparks Controversy

The Binge Eating Diaries: Dressing for Today

By Jacki Monaco

Exposing Body Image Issues and their Impact on Binge Eating Jacki Monaco is a Green Mountain alum who blogs about  overcoming binge eating disorder. Her story was featured on CNN.com. I vividly remember being 70 pounds heavier than I am now in long sleeves and long pants… when it was hot as hell outside. I would choose sweating profusely to […] Read more »


Feeling Good by Connecting to our Bodies

By Lisa Claudia Briggs

Whenever I ask a classful of women here to pull up favorite memories, they pretty much always recall times when they were in their bodies. Foamy waves and salt water and bright sun. Beautiful days on vacation. Walking outside and smelling the breeze and seeing the bright new green of freshly unfurled leaves. Watching the sun go down over just […] Read more »


Is This All About Shame?

By Lisa Claudia Briggs

Having worked with clients for decades around many, many things, including how to calm down dynamics around the ways we feed ourselves and how we feel toward our bodies, I’ve long wondered, “Is this all about shame?” In every woman’s story of how she feels betrayed by her own hand when she hurts herself with overeating or binges, or by […] Read more »

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