Rekindle Your Romance with the Sparks of Self-Compassion

Yes, that’s what I said. Want to rekindle that spark of romance in your relationship? Well, try a little self-compassion. Want to be a better lover? Well, try a little self-compassion.

My Solution to Overeating After “Happy Hour”

I did it again! Another family weekend where I ate like a maniac and drank like a sailor! I thought I had this one figured out after the ski trip last February. Remember, the one where I had decided not to let peer pressure dictate my food choices? The one where I was going to […]

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 […]

What Do You Need to Hear Right Now? From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

When I bring up the concept of self-compassion to people, without fail, the same question always comes up: [quote]“But what if I’m not doing well at (fill in the blank)?  Shouldn’t I be hard on myself to do better?”[/quote] My response is generally the same: “Well, how has being hard on yourself motivated you to […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: Holiday Indulgence

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other Thursday as she blogs about the victories and challenges of recovery. My Thanksgiving was a bit non-traditional, but nevertheless, there was turkey, stuffing, and there was pie. Oh, and I seem to have forgotten to mention […]

The Binge Eating Diaries: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

This blog is about my journey. A journey that I’m sharing in hopes that what I’ve gone through with binge eating will give all of you some comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. We can make our individual changes and achieve our personal goals… together. I’ve been proactive with my campaign that changes are […]

Random Acts of Kindness to Yourself

Now I am not saying you should ignore acts of kindness to others, but hey, what about yourself? Let’s use this week of Thanksgiving to give ourselves a little kindness.  Kindness in an unexpected, random way will feel like a surprise to your inner child and help you add balance to your life during the […]

Fight Weight Stigma with Self Compassion

To kick off Weight Stigma Awareness Week, Darla discussed yesterday here on A Weight Lifted how important it is to be aware of body negativity and criticism.  Before we can make behavioral changes, we must first notice negative self talk and observe how hurtful it is.  Today, she shares a tip about self compassion.  When […]