‘Women’s Health’

For Me, Getting Sick Around the Holidays Isn’t a Coincidence

By Beth Turchi

I’m lying in bed with low-grade fever and high-grade diarrhea. Montezuma’s revenge coupled with the aches and pains of fever. It’s my annual malaise that I can count on like clockwork. Every year, at Christmastime, I get sick. Usually I make it until the week before Christmas and then I collapse with some pestilence that sends me right to bed […] Read more »

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My Body, Not Yours – Managing Unwanted Comments About Your Body

By Erin Risius, MA

“People assume there is a direct relationship between how much people weigh and their psychological health… Our research and other research is showing that no, it’s not about their weight, it’s the treatment they faced and what they worry they will face.” ~ Jeffrey Hunger, doctoral candidate in social psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara Tis the season […] Read more »

My  Body Not Yours - Managing Unwanted Comments About Your Body

14 Self-Care Practices for Your Emotional Medicine Cabinet

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Why do we wake up every morning and brush our teeth, brush our hair, shower? Silly question – to be clean, smell good, feel refreshed, and groom ourselves. It’s just a normal part of standard hygiene practice. But what about emotional hygiene? EMOTIONAL HYGIENE?? You may be wondering what I mean by that, so let me explain. What Is “Emotional […] Read more »

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26 Things To Do With Your Hands to Avoid Mindless Night Eating

By Jacki Monaco

It’s been a LONG day. As soon as I open this door, I want to plop on that couch, flip on the TV and zone out. (Ok let’s be realistic… as soon as I get home, work out, make dinner, wash the dishes, make tomorrow’s lunch, re-pack my life, take a shower, finish doing my side jobs… THEN I want […] Read more »

26 Things to Do With Your Hands to Avoid Mindless Night Eating

My Experience Keeping a Gratitude Journal

By Beth Turchi

While at Green Mountain last September, I enjoyed a lecture given by Carolyn Whitney on the value of gratitude. Apparently, an expression of gratefulness has health benefits, both psychological and physical. The singular act of saying “I’m grateful” is good for the body and soul. Who knew? Upon my return home, I concentrated on mindfulness and exercise and just recently decided […] Read more »

My Experience Keeping a Gratitude Journal