Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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A Happy Holiday Spine

A Happy Holiday Spine

As the weather gets cooler and the daylight holds us for less and less time each day, I feel the yearning to be still, to curl up. I often wish I was a bear and could hibernate at this time of year. It's ironic that the way of the natural world and it's time of rest contrasts the busy times of...

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my favorite chair

my favorite chair

You may have seen the headline "sitting is the new smoking" or the one that claims "your chair is killing you." When I first heard these almost six years ago my inner cynic teenager reaction was almost immediate. Hmm...so we now have cancer-causing jobs because most of us sit A LOT at work and we...

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A dog at your desk

A dog at your desk

I subscribe to the theory that the origins of downward dog evolved from the ancient yogis. They, like us, spent a lot of time sitting. They, like us, most likely had wandering minds and their share of distractions. They, like us, eventually gave in to boredom or biology and had to get...

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dogs of every kind

dogs of every kind

I think it was about 4th grade when I met Old Dan and Little Ann. Little did I know these two coon dogs as there were called would be the cause of so many tears.  I'm not sure how Where the Red Fern Grows ended up in my book pile but the story of Billy and these two small raccoon-hunting dogs...

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Sleep as a practice

Sleep as a practice

So this is part two in my exploration of sleep. Last week I invited you to join me as a sleep detective to log and notice your sleep. I have been logging my sleep in a couple of different ways including filling in the sleep log that I included in last week’s post and also with my new device,...

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