‘Self Care’

Cultivating Self-Compassion for Optimal Well-Being

By Carolyn Whitney, PhD

Self-care and self-compassion are essential to living a life of positivity, health, and well-being. Yet for many of us, the practice of caring compassionately for ourselves (or finding time in our day for self-care practices) is somewhat elusive if not completely absent. For those among us who don’t hear that inner voice of self-compassion or who don’t have practices of […] Read more »

Cultivating Self-Compassion

The Binge Eating Diaries: My Top 5 Holiday Headaches

By Jacki Monaco

Without fail, there’s one thing we can promise ourselves during the holiday season… things are going to get emotional. Some of these emotions are welcome, others… we could certainly do without. But if you’re built like me, they all have one thing in common – they make me want to vigorously bite, chomp, chew, sip, and swallow.  If you’re happy […] Read more »

The Binge Eating Diaries - My Top 5 Holiday Headaches

5-Minute Meditations: Guided Meditation for Self-Compassion

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

The 5-Minute Meditations series was created to help us fit in time for meditation, relaxation, and looking inward – even when we’re busy. You guessed it, meditations are usually 5 minutes or less, meaning only .04% of your day. The 5-Minute Meditations series is a great introduction to meditation for beginners, and a helpful resource for more experienced practitioners. Inspired by Dr. Kristin Neff, this guided […] Read more »

Guided Meditation for Self-Compassion

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