‘Stress Management’

Need Relaxation Techniques? Try Nothing

By Robyn Priebe

Whether stress, anger, anxiety, or feeling overwhelmed is the trigger, many of us probably have tried relaxation techniques in the past to help manage our response to these emotional triggers. From mindfulness practices to meditation to deep breathing, we may have tried it all, but I’d like to recommend you try doing NOTHING. Just rest. I had knee surgery last […] Read more »

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The Daily Essentials During Life Transitions, Part II

By Lisa Claudia Briggs

….Continued from The Daily Essentials During Life Transitions, Part I, in which Lisa Claudia Briggs discusses the daily practices of self care that help support her as she moves through life transitions. It’s comforting when everything is changing to have certain things that stay the same. I have a yoga mat for Vermont and one for New Hampshire and most […] Read more »

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The Daily Essentials During Life Transitions, Part I

By Lisa Claudia Briggs

As much as we know lots of things on an intellectual level, when push comes to shove (and sometimes it really does feel like that), what we know can go missing… Gone baby gone. People that know me know that I have just undergone more than a few life transitions. Big ones. Downsized from our family home now that my […] Read more »

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Weight Stigma Affects Us All, No Matter What Our Size

By Marsha Hudnall

It’s Weight Stigma Awareness Week.  Do you know what you’re thinking about your body?  Chances are, it’s not good — statistics show up to 80% of women are dissatisfied with what they look like.  And in this society, that dissatisfaction is for the most part focused on how much we weigh. It’s no mystery why the focus is on weight.  […] Read more »

Gut Flora: Prebiotics and Probiotics

By Robyn Priebe

Guest Post by Janet Zimmerman, RD – Green Mountain at Fox Run Nutrition Intern Probiotics and prebiotics have recently become hot topics (for good reason I might add!).  Our guts and digestive systems have a lot of bacteria, gut flora, in them that can be harmful or helpful to our health depending on the types.  Unfortunately, there are many things that can […] Read more »

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