February is a month-long celebration of heart health. When it comes to nutrition this can mean many different things. Foods that warm the heart. Foods that express love for another. Foods that promote cardiovascular health. The gift of a long, healthy life includes a diet that makes room for all three. This is the month to think […]

Did you leave your New Year’s resolution behind in January? That’s OK. You might need a new approach. Learn more about approaching behavior change in a new way and setting resolutions with Bridget Shea, a registered dietician and Audrey Munroe, a licensed clinical social worker both from the UVM Medical Center Community Health Team. Listen […]

“Refuge to the man is the mind, refuge to the mind is mindfulness.” -Buddha A healthy body begins with a healthy mind, and a healthy mind begins with mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Simply stated, it is our ability to pay attention to the present moment, with curiosity and without judgment. Practicing mindfulness has several benefits […]

“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” -Thich Nhat Hanh A healthy body begins with a healthy mind, and a healthy mind begins with mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Simply stated, it is our ability to pay attention to the present moment, with curiosity and without judgment. Practicing […]

In the past few years you may have heard of mindfulness. It has been proposed as a treatment for anxiety, depression, and generally getting the most enjoyment out of life. This concept of mindfulness seems to be everywhere from medical research, to TV, to news articles, but what does it really mean and where did […]

“The best way to capture moments is to pay attention. This is how we cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness means being awake. It means knowing what you are doing.” –Jon Kabat-Zinn A healthy body begins with a healthy mind, and a healthy mind begins with mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Simply stated, it is our ability to pay […]

Mindful eating (also known as intuitive eating) aims to reconnect us more deeply with the experience of eating — and enjoying — our food. Mindful eating is based on the idea that there is no right or wrong way to eat, but rather varying degrees of consciousness about what we are eating and why. The […]

“Mindfulness is a way of being present: paying attention to and accepting what is happening in our lives. It helps us to be aware of and step away from our automatic and habitual reactions to our everyday experiences.” –Elizabeth Thornton A healthy body begins with a healthy mind, and a healthy mind begins with mindfulness. […]

Danielle DeRosa is first and currently the only licensed medical aesthetician on staff at a Vermont hospital. In her role at the UVM Medical Center, she helps patients deal with skin changes due to aging and medical conditions and diseases, such as skin cancer. She shares her advice for protecting your skin as you age, […]

Ready for something different? I’m not here to tell you to make big changes in the new year. Instead, I want to share that you can actually make big changes to your life by taking time for yourself. Curious? Keep reading. The Importance of Our Daily Choices If variety is the “spice of life” and […]