‘reducing stress’

How Naming Your Emotions Helps to Better Cope With Stress

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

In order to make a change, we need to actually know what we’re feeling in each moment, to have awareness of what’s going on in our bodies, so we can deal with it positively. I teach a class called ’Stress and our Bodies’ here at Green Mountain at Fox Run where we talk about how the stress response affects our […] Read more »

Cope With Stress by Naming Your Emotions

3 Tips for Setting Boundaries & Learning to Say “No”

By Shiri Macri, MA, LCMHC

Setting Boundaries, Renewing Our Commitment To Ourselves This spring, as we think about reawakening and rejuvenation, we’re also thinking about renewing our commitment to ourselves. When it comes to our relationships, setting boundaries is about loving ourselves enough to say no. It’s not about spite or being malicious, but instead saying yes to ourselves for a change. We may be the […] Read more »

3 tips for setting boundaries

It Happened This Week: Imagining Eating, Stress and Weight Gain, & Vermonting at Buttermilk Falls

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Interesting research out this week about the potential benefits of imagining you're eating something, instead of really eating it. It may help you eat it more mindfully when you do partake. Exercise before breakfast might help ameliorate the after-effects of too much holiday indulgence, according to a study reviewed in this New York Times article. Our comment: As always, listen […] Read more »

Managing Stress: Discover Your Ambivalences

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Today's post is another by our psychologist-masters Darla Breckenridge, who has been with us only a few months but has already been named "The Strategy Lady" by the women who come to Green Mountain.  She also teaches our stress management classes.  It's a dynamite combination. Sometimes the most difficult stress to deal with is created by ambivalence.  Should I quit […] Read more »

‘Tis the Season, Part II

By Marsha Hudnall MS, RDN, CD

Yesterday I spent the morning on the telephone, trying for the fourth time to get a serviceman out to fix my NEW built-in microwave, and trying to get help with a problem I’ve having with my NEW computer. I won’t go into the ugly details but needless to say, when I hung up after about an hour of fruitless effort, […] Read more »

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