Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
A long awaited discovery

A long awaited discovery

He looked at me and I could see the thought cross the blue sky of his mind. It was a discovery, a realization, a connection. One I had been patiently waiting for. Patience is not one of my natural strengths. This had been an especially long wait. When he was young he had endless energy....

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which glasses are you wearing?

which glasses are you wearing?

I have a February related confession. Not so many years ago I really, really disliked hearts. Perhaps it was bad Valentine's Day party memories from my childhood. Maybe I just thought hearts seemed cheesy. I just did not like them. At one point I was looking for a couples counselor and I had the...

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Now is the time for yoga

Now is the time for yoga

Welcome...truly, dear ones, welcome. The first of the ancient teachings of yoga from over 2,000 years ago, begins with a welcome and acknowledgement that now, atha, is the time for yoga. I am so glad you are here. It is no accident you are here at this very moment.  Somehow, you knew this was...

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Care for self or selfish

Care for self or selfish

I recently wrote an article about self-compassion. When I started, I wondered how much is there going to be to write about? It's taking care of yourself.  But when I dug into the research much more was revealed. But let's first take a look at how and why it is that we can be kind, considerate,...

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triangle for a time being

triangle for a time being

Three. A powerful number. The trinity appears in many traditions, cultures and stories. Stories of how three become one, how there are three considerations, perspectives, pieces of a whole. Boiled down the stories reveal balance. Balance, noun; a condition in which different elements are equal...

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Your tree

Your tree

I have a corner bedroom with a beautiful tree right at the corner. I can't see her trunk, but her branches fill both windows. Over the past few years it seems she is watching me fall asleep and wake up each day. She has left her mark on me. I notice her courage to change a little each day....

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wide legged forward fold

wide legged forward fold

This week, in the darkness of winter, let's keep it simple. Sometimes we all need a break. No more thinking, worrying, anxiety about what's ahead...in your life, in this country, in the world. Coming back to the body, tapping into what we can do, here, now. As Adriene likes to say "finding what...

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Can you do 30?

Can you do 30?

Happy New Year. The time of new year's resolutions. Did you make some? It seems people either totally embrace or totally reject them. Or make the same ones over and over again. What did you do? A year is a really long time to commit to a new habit, and unfortunately only a small percentage of...

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A hero with strengths

A hero with strengths

As my 30 day practice of identifying my heroes list continues, I've moved from story book characters to real people. One of my recent teachers, Tal Ben Shahar, the Chief Learning Officer at the Wholebeing Institute made the list. He was one of the instructors in a positive psychology certificate...

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Daenerys the modern day goddess

Daenerys the modern day goddess

My list of heroes continues. Since Pippi on Day 3 I've added Jane Goodall, Eric Heiden, and Mrs. Piggle Wiggle. It's been interesting to just notice how these people, or characters are coming to mind each day. Day 6 was Athos, a Greek Geologist character from one of my favorite books,  Fugitive...

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