‘Emotional Health’

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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Beyond the Diet Mentality: Chocolate, Pleasure and Eating What You Want

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

It’s that time of year again when thoughts turn to red hearts, cards sent, given to or received from loved ones, and, of course, chocolate. How did chocolate become the symbol of love on Valentine’s Day? According to at least one story I found on the Internet, the Aztecs viewed chocolate as an aphrodisiac. Long after chocolate made its way […] Read more »

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The Binge Eating Diaries: Freedom from Too Tight Clothes

By Jacki Monaco

Who Wears the Pants? Once we kick the concept of diets to the curb, say goodbye to calorie counting, and stop restricting… there’s a period of bliss. The chains are gone. Our wings start growing back. We’re free. We’re FREE. We start enjoying things we had scribbled on the “bad” list for years. Our taste buds become entranced by the […] Read more »

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Whitney Thore’s Successful Journey to Overcome Negative Body Image

By Erin Risius, MA

Did you say the F-word? When it comes to self-acceptance, a self-described ‘fat and fabulous’ woman is getting national attention because she is choosing to live her life and pursue her passions in the body she has today. What a concept. So many women who struggle with their weight put aspects of their lives on hold until a magic number […] Read more »

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Help for Binge Eating Disorder: New Drug Approved by FDA

By Kari Anderson, DBH, LCMHC, CEDS

Vyvanse Approved To Treat Binge Eating Disorder Va va voom, here comes Vyvanse, a new drug just approved to treat Binge Eating Disorder (BED). Vyvanse is a central nervous system stimulant  that was first released in 2007 to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It has now been shown to “help curb binge eating episodes” and decrease the number of binge […] Read more »

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