‘meditation’

5-Minute Meditations: Opening Up & Letting Go

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

This second installment of the series is a short meditation using our breath as a metaphor for transformation. This is a nice practice for those feeling the need to free themselves from stress or a burden, or who are looking to make a change in their lives. Before You Begin Before starting, find a comfortable seated position or even feel free […] Read more »

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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 »

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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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