Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
Declaring Independence

Declaring Independence

This week on July 4th in the United States we celebrate, with a wonderful mid-week day off, the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th in 1776. As I woke up this morning, I remembered a dream I had from last night. I was with a group of people in some sort of a class and the...

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Being Flexible

Being Flexible

We're at that time of the year where things shift from the "regular" routine to the summer schedule. That can mean more time at the beach, a new routine for your children or some returning college students who will be with you for a few weeks. When the schedule changes, it can be a nice shift if...

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Say yes to the breath

Say yes to the breath

In my life, I have been the queen of making things complicated. Often much more complicated than they needed to be. I know how I developed this skill. It was part of the process of becoming an architect, where you are figuring out very complicated things. Structures, systems, materials, finishes,...

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Resilience and saluting the sun

Resilience and saluting the sun

I am so happy to be back home. My adventures were beyond what I could ever have imagined. Costa Rica is a place that calls to me with nurturing and challenges that let me see how much I have grown and press me beyond…often it takes me months to take it all in. This past trip was no...

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Touch and presence

Touch and presence

I write to you from a place aside a roaring river high up in one of the cloud forests of Costa Rica as my own wholebeing journey here continues. As usual this country has provided the unexpected on so many levels and reminded me of the true power of nature to rule. This is why I gather my...

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The sense of sound

The sense of sound

Sounds are surrounding you at every moment. As we explored the sense of sound this week on our Wholebeing Journey in Costa Rica our group was in awe of the howler monkeys in particular. The Guinness Book of World Records has credited these beings as the loudest of land animals. Their low pitched...

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what are you seeing?

what are you seeing?

I was so excited to find a book that I’ve had for a very long time. It’s Diane Ackerman’s A Natural History of the Senses. She wrote it in 1991 and it was a New York Times Best Seller. It’s a great beach read if you are stocking up for the summer and to me just reading it is delicious. She...

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Coming to your senses

Coming to your senses

I am in the zone right now. Monday the 7th is nine days until Meg Townsend and I fly to Costa Rica a few days before our group who will all gather at Blue Osa on May 19th to begin our 7-day Wholebeing Journey. We’ve been finalizing the program we will do each day and though you may not be going...

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Soothings sounds

Soothings sounds

I’m writing today as I hear the birds sing and I listen to music. I listen to music most of my waking day. I have an eclectic taste and I am not someone who tracks every artist and their every album or now song. When I hear a song I like, I like it, I find it on Spotify or Pandora and listen to...

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An open mountain pass

An open mountain pass

Geography did not hold much interest for me as a student when I was growing up. Naming places and knowing locations seemed tedious and of little value to me at the time. I was more fascinated by big picture and patterns. Yet, the truest wisdom of patterns, and how they overlay, merge and scale is...

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