Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
Happy 2018. I just quit my gym.

Happy 2018. I just quit my gym.

Yes, I quit the gym just last month. It was a big deal. I’ve belonged to a gym for most of my adult life. So why quit the gym now? In January, the season of new resolutions. In 2017 several things shifted. The gym was a 15-minute drive away. That was 30-minutes I wanted to use in another way....

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The magic of peace

The magic of peace

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/The-magic-of-peace.m4a"][/audio] As I spend more and more time writing, I am collecting a group of authors who are my word heroes. They have a way of taking the words available to all of us and arranging them in a shimmering dance of light that feels like...

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completing your year

completing your year

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Completing-your-year..m4a"][/audio]   When you are trained as a yoga teacher, you make a promise. It is similar to the Hippocratic oath for doctors. We promise to end a yoga practice with rest, with the pose called savasana. In savasana, you allow...

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Simple is smart

Simple is smart

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Simple-Is-Smart.m4a"][/audio] The dream was always the same. There was a plane or a boat or a train that I was trying to catch. I was running late. I would be trying to race up an escalator or set of stairs in a busy, crowded public place. I had bags....

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dreaming and easy pose

dreaming and easy pose

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Dreaming-and-easy-pose.m4a"][/audio]   Today I'm unexpectedly sitting in my new living room. I had intended to move and was imagining it would be January or February. Then it all just happened, with ease. This has not been the usual way of things...

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a thankful camel

a thankful camel

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/A-Thankful-Camel.m4a"][/audio] So first, yes, this pose is considered a backbend. How does that sound? It may sound scary, but don't worry I promise to keep you safe. Feeling scared is AWESOME. It is a gift to start right where you are, with full, loving...

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A twisted chair

A twisted chair

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Twisted-Chair.m4a"][/audio] As stories go, Alice in Wonderland has many twists. A disappearing cat, a fish-footman and croquet with flamingos. I have always been fascinated with Alice and the oddities...

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a curious journey

a curious journey

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/A-Curious-Journey.m4a"][/audio] I won't be coy about it or polite. Warrior I and I have had a difficult relationship. I prefer this first-born Warrior's siblings, Warrior II and III and perhaps it is my...

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The Science of Gratitude

The Science of Gratitude

My teacher and well-known positive psychology expert  Ben Tal-Shahar says " When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates." It is a play on words. And a good one. I recently spend a few days writing an article about gratitude and looking at the research, studies and neuroscience. I could...

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The third warrior

The third warrior

Listen to Alice Dommert read this post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/the-Third-Warrior.m4a"][/audio] I love stories, images and metaphors. When I don't understand something, I love to make an analogy and then see how it might be the same or different. It helps me find a path...

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