‘Emotional Health’

Food Addiction Through Another Lens: 5 Steps to Addressing Food Addiction

By June Lupiani, RDN, CSSD

Google the words “Food Addiction” and in less than half a second you get over 33 million results. It’s pretty clear that lots of people are talking and others are listening. This topic interests me in a big way because I lead a discussion around food addiction here at Green Mountain.  But there is a compelling difference between the message we send […] Read more »

5 Steps To Address Food Addiction

The Binge Eating Diaries: Before There Were Calories

By Jacki Monaco

As a child, calories didn’t exist. Food was exactly what it was supposed to be – delicious and nutritious. As a child, eating was fun. It was an activity. Treats were treats. My mom tricked me into thinking that apples and watermelon were candy. And my taste buds believed the lie… with pleasure. As a child, as long as my […] Read more »

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Resistant, Unmotivated, Or…: Getting Past Labels to the Root of the Problem

By Kari Anderson, DBH, LCMHC, CEDS

It’s a label many of us may have suffered before. We’ve been called “unwilling” or “non-compliant” when it comes to following orders about what we “should” eat –whether it be from a doctor or a diet book. It’s not a label that rests lightly on anyone’s shoulders. Because in all likelihood, it ignores what’s really going on. Binge Eating Disorder […] Read more »

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Mindful Eating and The Process of Learning How to Feed Myself

By Beth Turchi

Beth continues her cha-cha but then takes a giant leap forward. One step forward, two steps back?  Or is it two steps forward and one step back? If I find the learning in a “step back”, then it’s actually a step forward. Okay, no more “who’s on first” babble – here’s what I’m referring to. I Thought I’d Get Back […] Read more »

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Take 5, Breathe and Be Happy: Easy Meditation

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

“I’ve got a peaceful, easy feeling…” Here’s how we ‘Take 5’ at Green Mountain to enhance it. We had the most beautiful snowstorm here in Vermont the other day.  I think we got nine inches of fresh, fluffy powder. It was a beautiful, quintessential Vermont scene. That next day in our Mindfulness 101 class, we sat fireside and relished in the […] Read more »

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