‘self acceptance’

Swimsuit Season: Try on Self Compassion

By Darla Breckenridge on 05/27/2013

Memorial Day, officially founded to remember the sacrifices by those in the military who have died while serving their country, has unofficially come to mark the beginning of swimsuit season. As well as the calendar date many women have circled in red for when they want to be “bikini ready.” As it often goes with “diet mentality,” if we’re not […] Read more »

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Our Turn to B**ch about Abercrombie & Fitch

By Lisa Christie on 05/10/2013

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 in Business Insider magazine: “Retailer Abercrombie […] Read more »

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Is Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign Sketchy?

By Cindy Bishop on 04/19/2013

There’s a lot of buzz on the internet over the new Dove ad, “Real Beauty Sketches.” If you haven’t seen it, take a look. Many are questioning whether the commercial in its attempt to address real women’s issues around self-esteem and body image is actually depicting the average woman at all. Some are asking us to look a little closer […] Read more »

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11 Ideas to Help You Fly in 2013

By Darla Breckenridge on 01/01/2013

New Year, here we come. Yet again we can spend precious time focusing on weight loss or we can explore other ways to  live more fully this year, and yes, even reduce stress. When expectations are unrealistic, or the clutter gets too great, or the to-do list gets too long, it is easy to move back into behaviors that don’t […] Read more »

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Fitness Friday: Experiencing My First Nia Class

By Lisa Christie on 12/07/2012

Today’s post is by Green Mountain fitness intern Melissa on experiencing her first Nia class. During my first week as a fitness intern at Green Mountain, I was fortunate to be able to go through the Green Mountain program with our participants. Looking at the schedule, one of the classes that intrigued me the most was a movement class called […] Read more »

Photograph provided by Nia Technique (www.nianow.com).
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