Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
The answer that’s hiding in plain sight

The answer that’s hiding in plain sight

We are a culture that loves complexity. We like systems and hierarchies, frameworks and logarithms, research and reason. We believe most of our challenges are enormous and intractable, requiring the brainpower of our finest and budgets with more zeros than make sense. It can feel like the problems...

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Functional Movement’s Big 3 Surprises

Functional Movement’s Big 3 Surprises

A Big Anniversary Recently, I celebrated a one year anniversary. It was a personal landmark for me and delivered some very unexpected challenges and surprises along the way. Hitting this mark was something that had been on my mind for over 5 years. I wanted to join CrossFit yet even the idea of...

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The Second Mistake

The Second Mistake

Yoga Stories I love it when people tell me yoga stories. It's like sharing a cup of tea or a good dessert. One of my favorite stories was shared by an active insurance broker who attended one of our Yoga@Work classes at her client's office. She and her husband practice yoga but he had been...

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The sweetness of sitting

The sweetness of sitting

To Sit Or Not To Sit? How do you feel about sitting? It seems like a simple question, though there are lots of kinds of sitting and lots of mixed messages about sitting these days. On one hand, you’ll hear that we sit too much, that our chairs are killing us and other fear-induced headlines....

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Your habit audit

Your habit audit

Flying Bats If you have ever played baseball, you know the cardinal rule of being the batter —never throw the bat. Most of us may have been the batter who forgot once and let it slide a few feet or seen someone else do this. Rules in a game like baseball are for fair play and also for...

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Befriending a tree

Befriending a tree

A favorite childhood tree It was a weeping willow tree at my grandparent's farm in Louisiana and I was about 4 years old. There was a swing that seemed to hang from the sky underneath its enormous canopy of drooping branches. When I was within that space, and my sister and I played atop the fallen...

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When I am among the trees

When I am among the trees

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/WHEN-I-AM-AMOUMG-THE-TREES.m4a"][/audio] When I Am Among The Trees by Mary Oliver When I am among the trees, especially the willows and the honey locust, equally the beech, the oaks and the pines, they give off such hints of gladness. I would...

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Driving as a mindfulness practice

Driving as a mindfulness practice

The last few weeks I’ve done quite a bit of driving. Not only driving but driving through Connecticut. For me, traversing Connecticut seems to involve a lot of traffic. I’m not sure if WAZE letting me know, moment to moment, exactly how long I am going to be in traffic helps. On my first drive,...

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Finding stillness and alignment

Finding stillness and alignment

I'm just finishing an intense 5-day Breathwork Training Workshop. It's been an intense week with conversations about bodywork, philosophy, psychology and the breath. My mind was stretched to experience new ways to process my life's experiences so far and other vantage points from which to view what...

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A rest, recovery and reset plan

A rest, recovery and reset plan

September. While this month always delivers some of the nicest weather of the year, for me it also possesses some qualities of whiplash. The summer was hot and had an inordinate number of flash floods where I live. I yearned for a few more weeks of the relaxed schedule, the warm days and the...

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