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More about my Green Mountain experience

Back in February I spent three weeks at Green Mountain at Fox Run, a “whole-body wellness retreat” in Vermont for women, to work on my binge eating challenges.

I’ve been writing up a storm about my visit over on the Green Mountain’s blog. Here are my articles:

What Our Wellness Retreat is Really Like | Week 1 in Green Mountain

What if I beyond help? What if I take all this time away from my house and my life and nothing changes for me? I knew these anxieties had nothing to do with where I was going and everything to do with my wobbly faith in myself after years of yo-yo dieting.
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How We Eat, Move, and Live Our Wellness Retreat Program | Week 2 at GMFR

“I now understand exactly what is happening in my brain when I binge. I understand why I found it tough to stick to diets. I know the ramifications of chronic dieting and restriction on my body. It will help me look at my situation with compassion and less judgment. ”
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Binge Eating Disorder Treatments in a Wellness Retreat Placing | Week 3 at GMFR

“I’ve learned practical tools to”reverse engineer” an episode of emotional overeating or binging and pinpoint the thoughts, feelings and underlying needs that led up to it. There is an awareness there today, rather than that hopeless”why did I do this!?” feeling. ”
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“I was suspicious of the whole idea of self-care, thinking it was all scented candles and chanting on a pillow. But Pathway™ enabled me to see that self-care as a basic tool of recovery from eating struggles. It’s what keeps us from visiting that depleted place binges occur. ”
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Six Things I Learned From the Food in Green Mountain at Fox Run

“I’d made many attempts to eat mindfully since I first read a book about intuitive eating back in 2010, but it never really clicked… Green Mountain gave me the freedom and serene environment to practice those skills and ideas. Without regular pressures or the cooking or clean-up, I could really focus on the food. ”
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Making Lifestyle Changes that Last after Green Mountain

“There are tough days when it feels like one step forward, two steps back, but I know that I’m going in the right direction, however squiggly the path could be. ”
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I’m writing more about my recovery adventures and learnings here on the site – all of the posts are in the Pursuit of Healthiness category. I’m posting on Instagram and Facebook.

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