‘Emotional Health’

Practicing Gratitude on Thanksgiving and Beyond!

By Taylor Downs

Happy (almost) Thanksgiving to our U.S. friends! November is classically a month focused on giving thanks for what we have in our lives, leading up to the big day and big feast of Thanksgiving. And here at Green Mountain, we’re continuing that tradition – the whole month we’ve focused on gratitude here on the blog and across social media. But […] Read more »


I’m Grateful for My Big Toe This Holiday Season

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Yeah, my big toe. I know, it sounds strange, but I really am grateful for it! My big toe has interestingly become the representative of a new neural pathway. This is just getting weirder, isn’t it? Let me explain. If you’ve read my recent blogs about MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), you’ll know that one of the core MBSR program […] Read more »

I'm Grateful for My Big Toe

The Binge Eating Diaries: Thanksgiving Is NOT The Last Supper!

By Jacki Monaco

The Big Event The tall bouquet of red, orange, and yellow flowers may be the centerpiece of the table, but we all know that Thanksgiving’s main event is 16 courses of yum… that, for some of us, is served with a side of fear. During the years when I have company for Thanksgiving, I find myself getting a familiar feeling […] Read more »


The Binge Eating Diaries: Self-Care Prepping For a Solo Turkey Day

By Jacki Monaco

There’s a really good chance that I’m going to be sitting home on my butt all alone during peak Thanksgiving hours this year. Bummer, right? My partner works swing shift and the rest of my family members either live out of town or are heading out of town. Are you in the same boat as I am? Well, at least […] Read more »


Mindful Eating Meditation: Feeling Gratitude For Your Food

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Thanksgiving in the US used to be a time of joy for many people. Families reuniting to revel in good times with good food. That’s good in the sense of pleasing, which often included dishes reminiscent of times past that spurred good memories of enjoyable food eaten in an enjoyable way with enjoyable people. “Good Food”, “Bad Food”, & the […] Read more »