Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
A body scan perspective break

A body scan perspective break

These days I can hardly keep up with the health tech devices exploding into the market. Many come across my screen and I must admit I am engaged and often I am about ready to press the button to buy another one and then realize that just might be the moment I need to click another button. The one...

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A snatch squat, a swifter and a road map

A snatch squat, a swifter and a road map

I got up early and happily made my way to the class. Said hello to my friends and then we started to warm up. World’s Greatest Stretch (that is code for a lunge stretch at CrossFit) was the warm-up, and I was still feeling good. We had to get a bar, and my directions were to get a 15-lb trainer...

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Blood pressure, the FDA and the breath

Blood pressure, the FDA and the breath

Last week, I was preparing for a new program to help people review and understand their health biometrics report. Blood pressure is one of the measures within the screening, and I learned that the American Heart Association reports that 1 in 3 adults have high blood pressure and 1 in 6 don't even...

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What is Food?

What is Food?

Behind the scenes As we round out winter, I wanted to share a bit about what our team has been up to these last few months behind the scenes. First, let me say we are all filled with gratitude as we approach the tenth anniversary of Prasada. When I sit with that reality, the journey it has been...

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Sweet whispers and open doors

Sweet whispers and open doors

I’m a good starter. I get excited about a new subject or hobby, and I am all in. I get the books, take the lessons, get fully immersed. As time passes and I see and feel all that my investment adds to my life, the balancing process begins. How much of THIS do I want in my life? With knitting,...

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A lesson in presence

A lesson in presence

Almost 6 months ago I got serious about learning to dance. Not just dance. To learn a partner dance called West Coast Swing. It is a social dance that at first feels like an awkward high school dance. A DJ plays music and someone asks someone else to dance. The music is popular songs you would...

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The goal or the path

The goal or the path

In the last few months, I have become a brand new beginner in two different things. Both are things I have wanted to do and yet been afraid to do for a variety of reasons. The story went like this, “Alice, you are now a responsible adult and if you haven’t done these things by now….” My...

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Feel like hibernating? Forward folds eight ways

Feel like hibernating? Forward folds eight ways

Here on the East Coast, we are well into winter. Each time this season rolls around I absolutely know I was a bear in a previous life. The cold temperatures and less light signal something deep inside of me and send me looking for a place to curl up with a soft blanket. I do make more time for...

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Are you inspired?

Are you inspired?

A Happy New Year for 2019 to you my friends. You probably have never met or even heard of Phyllis Sues. She is a 95-year old woman with rotator cuff problems in one shoulder, a ruptured bicep, meniscus problems in one knee and neuropathy in her feet. Sounds really hard right? But before you...

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Eagle pose as a solitaire game of twister

Eagle pose as a solitaire game of twister

Eagle pose...ah! It's not one of the most popular poses or a pose that looks strong or graceful. It's a twisted kind of pose that was at the top of my least favorite list of poses for many years. Why would I want to twist myself up in, as one great article about eagle pose referred to it as, "a...

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