Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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Being a Sleep Detective

Being a Sleep Detective

These next two weeks we're going to go with the energy of the fall season and focus on that desire to become a cat and curl up and sleep. Sleep is a sensitive subject and varies person to person. The general recommendation is 7 hours of sleep. While it seems easy to say get more sleep, there may...

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A wobbly bridge

A wobbly bridge

Last week, I took a big step onto a wobbly bridge. It would seem like the wobbly part is a problem, but with bridges, even the most majestic bridges flex as needed. Suspension bridges are wobbly and get a bad rap. They are the bridges in the movies that often break when the heroine is midway...

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Focus, a spotlight and two rabbits

Focus, a spotlight and two rabbits

In one of our Brain@Work Wholebeing Workshops last week the participants were asked to write down what their brain did that they wanted more of on the yellow paper and something their brain did that they wanted less of on the blue paper. Each person got three sheets of paper and wrote three things...

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The school board, a scissors drawing and the Dowager

The school board, a scissors drawing and the Dowager

“Wow…Would you be interested in being on the School Board?" Not a typical question for an art teacher to ask a parent at a High School Open House night. I have no interest in being on the Lower Merion School Board. It’s hard work to make everyone happy, and I’m not sure how much support I...

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