This is the gorgeous view from my window for the next few weeks! I’m at Green Mountain at Fox Run* retreat in the snowy mountains of Vermont.
Late last summer, I was exploring support options for working on my binge eating shiz and plotting a way forward from decades of dieting. I wasn’t finding anything that resonated, until my client Rebecca Scritchfield reminded me of Green Mountain. Many of my blogging pals have visited over the years. Green Mountain has a mindful, non-diet, evidence-based, practical and compassionate approach, plus the fact they’ve been around for over 40 years really sang to me.
So I approached them to see if they might be interested in working together. A gazillion emails later, I’m finally here and I’ll be writing about my experience. I’m doing their Pathway program for binge and emotional eating, as well as their core program.
Today is Day One. I’m excited and curious, yet a wee bit terrified to talk about this stuff again. And wondering if I’m bonkers to have bought a plane ticket and abandoned Ziggy for three weeks. That cat will be livid when I get home. Yet I’ve been on this treadmill for so many freakin’ YEARS, I felt compelled to do something wildly different.
I’m also nervous as it’s the first time I’ve done any kind of partnership thing in nearly 18 years of blogging. To have worked up the nerve to approach the Green Mountain folks hopefully indicates how big of a deal this.
So I’m here with an open mind and ready embrace everything they have to offer. If I walk away with even one more tiny piece of this puzzle in place, it will be a fabulous win. Stay tuned here and on Instagram for snowy updates!
I partnered with Green Mountain at Fox Run, in which I received a three week stay at Green Mountain in February 2018, in exchange for writing about my experience. The stay included the Green Mountain core program and Pathway program at the Women’s Center for Binge & Emotional Eating. I covered my own travel expenses. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Browse all my Green Mountain posts here.
Update, January 2019 – Green Mountain has now closed. Their website is still up so I’m hopeful that it will rise from the ashes someday soon, with the weight-neutral approach that I found so very helpful!