‘self compassion’

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 »

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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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The Binge Eating Diaries: Holiday Indulgence

By Jacki Monaco

A series by Green Mountain alum Jacki Monaco on her journey to overcome binge eating. Follow her every other Thursday as she blogs about the victories and challenges of recovery. My Thanksgiving was a bit non-traditional, but nevertheless, there was turkey, stuffing, and there was pie. Oh, and I seem to have forgotten to mention a green bean casserole with […] Read more »


The Binge Eating Diaries: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

By Jacki Monaco

This blog is about my journey. A journey that I’m sharing in hopes that what I’ve gone through with binge eating will give all of you some comfort in knowing that you’re not alone. We can make our individual changes and achieve our personal goals… together. I’ve been proactive with my campaign that changes are indeed possible — “Just Look […] Read more »

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