‘self-esteem’

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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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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