‘positive self talk’

Excuse Me, Where’s Your Affirmation Room?

By Lisa Christie on 01/21/2013

“Excuse me, I need to use my affirmation room,” I said to a friend on the phone the other night. She laughed and asked me what the heck an affirmation room is. “The bathroom,” I clarified…”It’s a Green Mountain thing.” Darla, Green Mountain’s behavioral psychologist, encourages us to use the bathroom as our “affirmation room,” a predictable place we’ll visit […] Read more »

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Can Kindness Stop Weight Gain?

By Darla Breckenridge on 11/12/2012

Sing, Cheer, Pray. Creating positive self talk in your head is a step toward kindness, which interrupts the cycle of self loathing – overeating – self loathing that can lead to weight gain. The more negative self talk and self hate we engage in, the worse we feel, the more we eat to cope, the more our self-loathing grows (body […] Read more »

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

By Marsha Hudnall on 09/14/2012

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 journey from Becoming a Body […] Read more »

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Being Assertive without Being Aggressive

By Darla Breckenridge on 03/07/2011

For our #gmKISS (Keep It Simple, Sweetheart) focus this month, I’m going to take on the topic of assertiveness . I feel that assertiveness is elemental to gaining and keeping a feeling of control in your life and your eating. I’ll talk about a few specific topics within that range: Saying ‘no’ (or words to that effect) with ease Thinking […] Read more »

Change Your Thinking: Startle Yourself with Surprises!

By Darla Breckenridge on 02/07/2011

Let little gems be your big rewards. Savor the surprise of tasting the food at tonight's party and enjoying every bite and noticing when you have had enough. Savor the surprise of achieving your fitness goals for five days in a row with nary an internal nag. Savor the surprise of doing even very small things that you had only […] Read more »

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