‘Healthy Living’

Willpower and the Power of Halloween Candy

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s that time of year again where visions of ghosts and goblins delight children and adults alike. That is, unless those ghosts and goblins come in the form of Halloween candy. Then it becomes a time when weight worriers everywhere call on the good graces of the god of willpower. Willpower sits at the core of the diet mentality. “If […] Read more »


The Binge Eating Diaries: Foods, Moods, and ‘Tudes

By Jacki Monaco

For me, three things happen after a binge or a bout of emotional overeating. Number one: The diet mentality that I thought I’d kicked to the curb swoops in for a bitch slap… “You ruined it! All the hard work we put in! Knock it off!” Number two: My body literally feels like crap. My joints are achy, my face […] Read more »


A Thought: When Did We Start Taking Exercising So Seriously?

By Lori Wright, CPT

As children, playing was the exercise of choice. I remember Mom would call me in for dinner but I was too busy to stop my game of Star Wars (I was Princess Leah, after all). Sledding, climbing trees, jumping rope. Spending hours exploring in the woods, searching for frogs and playing cowboys and Indians. My favorite Christmas gift was a […] Read more »

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Silence. The Quiet Healer.

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

I just returned from a week-long teacher training class to prepare for Green Mountain’s upcoming new Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program (MBSR). Jon Kabat-Zinn created the MBSR program in 1979 to respond more effectively to stress, pain and illness. During the week of training we were asked to be in silence in between classes. Total silence. No talking, writing, reading, […] Read more »

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