‘Stress Management’

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: 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 »


5-Minute Meditations: Guided Loving-Kindness Meditation

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Shiri guides you through a variation of this classic meditation to help you send thoughts and feelings of loving kindness – both to those you easily feel it towards, and those you may not – to aid you in finding gratitude in your life today. Before You Begin You may wish to practice this in the morning, on your lunch break, […] Read more »


Why You Want to Keep a Gratitude Journal

By Carolyn Whitney, PhD

As I wrote in my gratitude journal last evening before turning off the lights for some much-needed rest, I felt peaceful and centered. I am grateful for the gift of time that I give myself to be with my unhurried thoughts, feelings, and observations from the day. Even after a hurried day that may have had too many expressions of […] Read more »