‘Stress Management’

How Naming Your Emotions Helps to Better Cope With Stress

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

In order to make a change, we need to actually know what we’re feeling in each moment, to have awareness of what’s going on in our bodies, so we can deal with it positively. I teach a class called ’Stress and our Bodies’ here at Green Mountain at Fox Run where we talk about how the stress response affects our […] Read more »

Cope With Stress by Naming Your Emotions

5-Minute Meditations: Thinking and Observing Meditation

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

This Thinking and Observing Meditation is the first in our new 5-Minute Meditations Series! We’re kicking off the series with this short meditation where instead of bringing attention away from thoughts and back to breath, we instead put focused attention on our thoughts, images, sensations, etc. And watch the stream of consciousness. Because of the non-traditional and freeing nature of […] Read more »

5 Minute Meditations - Thinking and Observing Meditation

3 Tips for Setting Boundaries & Learning to Say “No”

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Setting Boundaries, Renewing Our Commitment To Ourselves This spring, as we think about reawakening and rejuvenation, we’re also thinking about renewing our commitment to ourselves. When it comes to our relationships, setting boundaries is about loving ourselves enough to say no. It’s not about spite or being malicious, but instead saying yes to ourselves for a change. We may be the […] Read more »

3 tips for setting boundaries

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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What Do You Need to Hear Right Now? From Self-Criticism to Self-Compassion

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

When I bring up the concept of self-compassion to people, without fail, the same question always comes up: My response is generally the same: “Well, how has being hard on yourself motivated you to do better?” Somehow we’ve confused ourselves to think that our judgmental, self-critical voice plays some positive role in our lives. Self-Criticism Is An Ineffective Motivator If […] Read more »

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