Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
Are you ready to fly?

Are you ready to fly?

My own empty nest So later this week we will drop my daughter, my youngest, off at college and bring my son, who took a gap year after a freshman year in college, to a new school. The flying, empty nest talk is all around me. The excitement I feel about these new beginnings feels like whiplash...

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Are you a mouth breather?

Are you a mouth breather?

If you are a Stranger Things fan you’ll remember early in Season 1 the big insult with the kids (remember the show's time frame is the early 80’s) was to call someone a mouth breather. Mike explains to Eleven when she doesn’t understand what a mouth breather is “you know… a dumb...

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An August reset

An August reset

This past week our team has been thinking a lot about how to reset as we roll into August. For many people, this is time for those last few weekends at the shore, a summer vacation or time at a favorite summer place. Our family went to Wellfleet in August and it took me many years to realize the...

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From overwhelmed to reset

From overwhelmed to reset

Feeling overwhelmed Are you feeling overwhelmed with too much to do?  Wishing you had the month of August to be away, at the beach, the mountains, or anywhere else but at your desk? Does it feel too late to make any plans? It is hard not to feel overwhelmed sometimes. I begin to feel I am...

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A tale of two maps

A tale of two maps

Ohhh... You cursed brat! Look what you've DONE! I'm melting! Melting! Oh...What a world, what a world! Who would have thought a good little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness? Has the recent heat and humidity, added to your already busy summer, made you feel like you are...

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Lovely L’s and the human performance curve

Lovely L’s and the human performance curve

Recently a friend shared about relocating with her growing young family for the third time in six years. Each time the move had prompted her to make new friends, find new places to teach yoga and set up a new house. While it was not always easy, she had developed the ability to “get comfortable...

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A beginning, a middle and an end

A beginning, a middle and an end

This week as I was preparing the writing for a week of our BrainFIX programs, I was struggling with my own brain, specifically my amygdala. As summer moves into full swing I am acutely aware that my daughter, and last little bird, will be heading off to college this fall. In addition, my son who...

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Fewer distractions, more joy

Fewer distractions, more joy

Have you ever had that moment when you can feel, in that one moment, that it ALL is working? It is a wave of peace and happiness deep within that rolls through your body like a magnificent wave. You notice details about where you are and who you are with, in minute detail and it feels as if...

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Acupuncture: In 2019 a covered benefit for some IBX plans

Acupuncture: In 2019 a covered benefit for some IBX plans

Hopeful for possibilities I’m always the dreamer and hopeful for possibilities. So often we don’t think things will change, yet we know the only assurance is that things will. The media would like us to believe that things are only getting worse. This week I have a different story to...

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Let’s take a walk

Let’s take a walk

Walking...we all do it. And it has many benefits beyond what you might expect. Many of our clients and friends track their steps as a way to increase their movement or as part of a walking challenge. So what else can we offer you? How hard can it be to walk? Let's pause for a moment and talk...

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