Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
5,649 Steps to Happiness

5,649 Steps to Happiness

Kelly McGonigal has hit a home run again. She wrote The Upside of Stress and now has a new book called The Joy of Movement. She weaves stories and research in a way no one else can and always leaves me feeling inspired. Yet her words in this book are beyond inspiration. She's not trying to...

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Active Recovery

Active Recovery

I am super excited. Yesterday I signed up to run the Broad Street Run with the Children's Crisis Treatment Center (CCTC) team. It's been a long time since I ran an "official" race. Frankly, I thought my running days were over. But after a committed year of functional movement training, it...

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Where’s your mat?

Where’s your mat?

I'm sharing a bit more than I'm comfortable with today. Yet, it feels important because I'm always testing ideas and I want to share with you when an idea proves to be worthwhile. This is a picture of my workspace. I wish it were neater, and maybe even a little bit bigger, but guess what?...

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The Intangible  Magic of Guides

The Intangible Magic of Guides

A Year of Grounding 2019 was for me a year of grounding, really landing in the life I had, exactly as it was and planting deep roots around the things that mattered to me. With my children we navigated the trepidation of waiting for college acceptances, saying yes to the selected schools and then...

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The three dogs of yoga

The three dogs of yoga

Why Dogs? The practice of yoga is known to be about 3 to 5 thousand years old so it's a bit hard to exactly track how the poses evolved. I shared before that I subscribe to my own theory that the origins of downward dog evolved from the ancient yogis merely looking around. They, like us, spent a...

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Top 5 Reasons to Practice Yoga at Home

Top 5 Reasons to Practice Yoga at Home

I love taking yoga classes and being part of a group, having the guidance of an amazing instructor. Yoga is meant to be shared. But sometimes it's hard to get to a class or that may not be something that can work in your life right now.  The solution for that, if you have the desire to practice,...

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Pyramid Pose with Ease

Pyramid Pose with Ease

I love the beautiful photo of this woman in pyramid pose. When I look at her, I feel the ease with which her upper body floats down for her to kiss her shin. Her grace and shape inspire me. I want to step into that shape and see how that feels. Okay, one foot forward and one foot back, hinge at...

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The 5 Well-Being Trends to Watch in 2020

The 5 Well-Being Trends to Watch in 2020

Our Prasada team has been part of the evolving wellness industry over the last 10 years. Here are the top 5 trends we’re noticing as we head into 2020. 1. A shift to focus on mental and emotional well-being. Wellness programs have primarily focused on the physical aspects of wellness. Within...

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Clearing and seeding

Clearing and seeding

I like knowing. I like the feeling of certainty and being prepared. It feels comfortable and safe for me. I can anticipate what I might say or do and plan. I feel in control. However, when I "get" all of these then things begin to feel overly predictable and, frankly, boring. I also like chance...

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From Blackened Toast to Mindful Cooking

From Blackened Toast to Mindful Cooking

Blackened Toast I tried to quickly scrape the burnt sugar topping off before the kids came downstairs. It was a task I knew well. Sometimes I had enough time to scrape, clean the sink of the black film of crumbs, and then cover the toast again with a new layer of butter, sugar and cinnamon. More...

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