Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Notice Your Own Behavior First

Join Green Mountain at Fox Run as we blog about Weight Stigma Awareness Week, sponsored by the Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA). Today, we encourage you to recognize and notice your own behavior. How might you be contributing to weight stigma unknowingly? Augh! I am SO fat!! I wonder how she ever got into those […]

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. […]

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 […]

Weight Stigma and Loneliness

Weight Stigma Can Lead To Isolation Weight stigma enhances feeling fat and uncomfortable in public and can lead to greater and greater isolation. At Green Mountain at Fox Run, we know that loneliness can interrupt self care and increase isolation. Harriet Brown discusses in Science Times how, in a time of public acceptance and tolerance […]

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 […]

It Happened This Week: Loving Veggies, Self-Love, and Vermont Covered Bridges

Just in time for summer bounty, Rebecca Scritchfield, RD, tells us how to fall in love with veggies. One of my favorite tweets of the week from Marc David @psych_of_eating: “Nutrition facts are like #food. Choose wisely, ruminate over it slowly, & check to see that it’s fresh & not outdated.”  Read more here. Did […]

A Losing Battle: Comparing Ourselves to Others

Last week, I was obsessed with the news about Google executive, Marissa Mayer, being named the new CEO of Yahoo! Not only is Marissa a millionaire (she was Google employee #20), she’s pretty, brilliant, pregnant, and….. 37 years old.  Up until I read the part about her age, I read the story with interest like […]

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 […]

Celebrate International No-Diet Day with Green Mountain!

International No-Diet Day is Sunday, May 6. Twenty years ago, Mary Evans Young of the British group Diet Breakers founded the holiday out of her own struggles with her body and weight. A non-diet day. She observed how much time and energy women devoted to their diets and raised the question: “What do you think […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Why I Recommend an Alter Ego

This post is the second 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. In my first blog post, I introduced myself and my journey […]

Gratitude: Make It Happen In Your Life

Can you imagine starting out your day with a thank you? Imagine connecting with your Green Mountain wins…small successes that you count, notice and hold on to. Imagine starting a sentence with I am thankful____________. Gratitude and appreciation are ways to increase your positive self talk and by definition, decrease your negative self talk. The […]

We Stand Against Weight Bullying

We’ve been meaning to share this picture for a while now. Green Mountain at Fox Run supports the “I Stand Against Weight Bullying” campaign, a response started by Marilyn Wann of Fat!So? to Georgia’s misguided and harmful Strong4Life campaign against childhood obesity. Take a look at the powerful messages others stand for in stopping weight […]

Intuitive Cooking-Who Knew?

Well, I had never heard of Intuitive Cooking until last week. I was walking with a friend who told me about  Blood, Bones and Butter by Gabriella Hamilton. I was so happy to discover this concept because I have always called myself a “throw together” cook.  Who knew that all along I had actually been […]

Weight Loss-Think Healthy Weight Week

“The 19th annual Healthy Weight Week January 15-21, 2012 is a time to celebrate healthy diet-free living habits that last a lifetime and prevent eating and weight problems. Our bodies cannot be shaped at will. But we can all be accepting, healthy and happy at our natural weights. During Healthy Weight Week, people are encouraged […]

More from Mara: Loving What Is

Today we re-post again from Mara of Medicinal Marzipan, who is with us this week participating in our special week on binge eating, compulsive eating and emotional overeating.  While our year-round program addresses these issues in depth, we started 2012 with a special program on the topic  this week. We’ve covered a wealth of topics […]

A Weekend of Mindfulness

Here at Green Mountain at Fox Run we had a wonderful weekend of healthy eating, movement, SoulCollages®, self compassion, walks of mindfulness, and so much more. Alumnae came to the “Sustain the Change with Mindfulness” weekend for so many reasons: to reconnect, to renourish, to renew, to remind. One of our alums, Jacki Monaco of […]

Weight Loss –The “Should”

There is something about the New Year that invites the word “should” into our hearts and minds.  “I should have de-cluttered my house last year” or “I should be thinking about weight loss as 2012 begins” or I should taking better care of myself”. I was reading  Stepping Out of the Should Trap by Jo […]

Compassionate listening-a gift to yourself and others

Compassion for those around us and for ourselves can  decrease stress during the holidays. At Green Mountain at Fox Run,  our healthy weight loss retreat in Vermont, we have been talking about how self compassion can decrease depression and negative self talk and increase communication in relationships. Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D. wrote an article on her blog […]

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 […]