‘meditation’

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

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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Seven Tips for Learning to Meditate

By Lisa Christie

Today’s post on learning to meditate is by guest blogger Elesa Commerse, founder of Touching Earth, a Chicago-based mindfulness center. Elesa will be leading a workshop at Green Mountain from March 24-30, called Befriending the Body, Befriending the Mind.® Anything we do takes on enhanced vigor and purpose when we bring mindfulness to it. That’s because whatever we focus on […] Read more »

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Healthy Cooking Thursday – Stir Fry as Meditation

By Chef Lisa

Few things get my head straight like doing detailed knife work.  So when I'm having an off day, I will often turn to the vegetables in my fridge for clarity.  Executing brunoise (dicing things really small), chiffonade (cutting leafy things into thin ribbons), or even a simple julienne (slicing into strips) can force me to get my head out of the clouds and focused […] Read more »

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