‘self-esteem’

Move that body!

By Darla Breckenridge on 12/17/2012

Find a friend. Take a walk.  Have a conversation. Move that body!  It helps manage emotions and feels good. Exercise is becoming the new medicine. It increases life span; prevents heart disease, stroke and diabetes; lowers cancer rates and blood pressure; improves cholesterol; treats glaucoma, arthritis and osteoporosis; fights Alzheimer’s, depression and dementia; writes David Stabler of the Oregonian. Studies […] Read more »

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Can Sensuality Help Body Dissatisfaction?

By Darla Breckenridge on 11/26/2012

“I hate my body” is a refrain I hear from women of all sizes. Body dissatisfaction oozes through our culture, bombards us with social media and chips away at our fragments of tender self esteem. As the holidays approach we are often visited by the ghosts of the past that invite us to compare ourselves with how we used to […] Read more »

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Weight Stigma Awareness Week: Notice Your Own Behavior First

By Darla Breckenridge on 09/24/2012

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 jeans? The way he is […] Read more »

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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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Stop Hating, Stop Waiting and Start Living

By Lisa Christie on 09/06/2012

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. Enjoy. I am going to […] Read more »

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