‘Stress Management’

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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How to Support Women Who Struggle with Eating and Weight

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Today marks the beginning of Healthy Weight Week 2015. The week when many people realize those New Year’s diets are destined for failure, or already have failed. Notice we say the diets have failed, not the people. That’s because diets don’t work — something so many people realize already. Yet time and again, they start new diets, often because they don’t […] Read more »

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6 Ways Yoga Can Help You Achieve a Healthy Weight

By Lori Wright, CPT

When I began my yoga journey seven years ago, I must admit that I had these fantasies of looking “like a yoga instructor.”  You know – the ones with the slim bodies and long arms and legs that seem to stretch on for miles? Well, it didn’t take long for reality to set in for this 5’ 1” athletic-built girl […] Read more »

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