How True Self-Care Supports Your Healthy Weight

This week at Green Mountain we have shared with you our thoughts about healthy eating, exercise, and stress management – all of which defines how we approach self-care.

Try A 30 Day Yoga Challenge (Yes, Even Beginners!)

Driving home from a yoga class a few months ago I realized how peacefully happy I felt. The car tailgating me didn’t really bother me, and waiting in line to pay for my groceries felt more amusing than inconvenient. My legs and core felt strong, and my shoulders felt relaxed; I felt taller. I decided […]

What Are You ‘Weighting’ For?

Is Your Life Is On Pause Until You Lose Weight? Do you find yourself stuck in idle – waiting to fully engage in life until you reach a certain weight? “I’ll start dating when I lose 20 pounds.” “I’ll book that beach trip when I feel ready to wear a swimsuit in public.” “I’ll start looking for […]

3 Tips for Setting Boundaries & Learning to Say “No”

Setting Boundaries, Renewing Our Commitment To Ourselves This spring, as we think about reawakening and rejuvenation, we’re also thinking about renewing our commitment to ourselves. When it comes to our relationships, setting boundaries is about loving ourselves enough to say no. It’s not about spite or being malicious, but instead saying yes to ourselves for a […]

Food Addiction Through Another Lens: 5 Steps to Addressing Food Addiction

Google the words “Food Addiction” and in less than half a second you get over 33 million results. It’s pretty clear that lots of people are talking and others are listening. This topic interests me in a big way because I lead a discussion around food addiction here at Green Mountain.  But there is a compelling difference […]

Healthy Weight Week: 5 Ways to Move Past Body Hatred

We couldn’t have a Healthy Weight Week without discussing body image. We hope you’ll find our approach of Body Neutrality℠ helpful. Body weight obsession is a national pastime in this country – especially for females. As a result body-bashing – toward others and toward ourselves – can often become the lens from which self-worth is measured. Not […]

It’s the Most Wonderful…Wait…Really? Putting the Holidays into Perspective

Does the hustle and bustle of this time of year bring on warm, nostalgic feelings? Or are we overloaded with expectations and riddled with stress? I wish the former for anyone, but unfortunately many of us are dealing with the latter. Most Feel Increased Stress During The Holidays And most often women bear more of the […]

What Everybody Ought to Know About Staying Fit On Vacation

Be Active To Help Stay Fit On Vacation During a recent long-weekend trip to Maine, I began to question “How can I remain fit and healthy while on vacation?” The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), the fitness guru who provides the fitness industry’s recommended levels of duration and intensity for exercise, tells us that we […]

How to Navigate the In Between

Do you sometimes find yourself surviving rather than thriving in life – restlessly existing in what I call the “in- between”? In between what you want out of life compared to how your life actually looks? Finding Self-Compassion While Striving For Change We want more friends, more love, a better job, a smaller waistline, more […]

5 Reasons Why Accepting Compliments is Good for Women’s Health and Self-Esteem

Why Women May Have Difficulty Accepting Compliments Have you ever given someone a compliment and then have it rejected by that person?  Or have you yourself received a compliment but then downplayed the acknowledgement?  I’ve certainly been guilty of downplaying a compliment and have also been on the flip side and had compliments that I […]

Women, Weight and Wellness on the Web

Here’s what’s going on with women, weight and wellness this week on the web. There was a lot of controversy this week around the winner of “The Biggest Loser” and whether she has lost too much weight. Contrary to popular opinion, we can’t tell just by looking at her if she is at her healthy […]

Food Addiction Part II: Knowing When to Lick Our Wounds

A continuation of the article Food Addiction Part I: Is It All Just a Delay Tactic? This all goes back to taking your needs seriously. If you are turning to food, it is my belief that somewhere there is an emotional or physical or spiritual need that is not being heard or that is somehow […]

The Daily Essentials During Life Transitions, Part II

….Continued from The Daily Essentials During Life Transitions, Part I, in which Lisa Claudia Briggs discusses the daily practices of self care that help support her as she moves through life transitions. It’s comforting when everything is changing to have certain things that stay the same. I have a yoga mat for Vermont and one […]

Relationship Patterns that Show Up at Green Mountain

I love patterns of all kinds and my eye tends to pick them out very quickly. This of course makes me well-suited for the work I do with the women here at Green Mountain. It’s not a surprise, at least to me, that what happens in relationships among participants here often follows what happens at […]

Video Interview: Rest without Guilt

Today, Mara Glatzel and Christie Inge of the podcast series, “Your Self Love Adjustment,” interview each other exclusively for our blog about what rest looks like and how we, as women, can include it in our self-care and self-love regimens without guilt. A Day of Rest This past Sunday, I had every intention of either […]

Investing in Yourself: Creating SelfWealth

It is so easy to put yourself at the bottom of your to do list. How can we move ourselves up on the list of things we need to get done with so few hours in the day? This investment into SelfWealth really seems to make sense logically, but many of us ignore, ignore, ignore […]

40 Ideas for Incorporating Self-Care into Your Life

Self-Care Influences Emotional Overeating We say it often at Green Mountain: When stress increases, self-care decreases. But adding self-care strategies into your life can make a serious impact on emotional overeating. 40 Self-Care Ideas In keeping up our top-40 series, we present 40 Ideas for Incorporating Self-Care into Your Life: Work with professionals, e.g., personal trainers, nutritionists […]

Do You Have the Healing Touch?

When stress goes up, self care goes down. One way to implement self-care and self soothe (instead of stress eat) in stressful times is through healing touch. Touch can help you to calm, reduce your heart rate and decrease anxiety. As our world gets consumed by iPhones, social media, texting and e-mailing, it’s not uncommon […]

Don’t Want to Exercise? Is Pink Luggage the Answer?

Summer break for me started three weeks ago. Every morning I would get up at 8:30, eat breakfast and attend a 9:15 exercise class. My friend, also on break, marveled at my ability to get up at a decent hour and be out the door by 9:00. She said, “How do you do it? Do […]

Be Your Own Self-Care Detective

When stress increases, self-care decreases. The problem is, this is when we need it the most. Have you noticed: You stopped making it to the pool? Your pants feel tighter and all you want to do is eat? You are down on yourself for blowing it (yet again)? For many of us this pattern is […]