Author: Alice Dommert

Musings on wholebeing@work
pippi longstocking

pippi longstocking

So in December I'm doing a 30 day challenge to think of a hero a day. I wrote last week about starting with the ones from childhood. Day 1 had to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. I still remember seeing the movie for the first time when I was about 4 years old. I loved her ruby red shoes from...

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who are your heroes

who are your heroes

As children we all have heroes. A fireman, astronaut or a ballerina, roles we want to play. As we get a little older we get more specific. We want to be Wonder Woman, the Incredible Hulk, Alice in Wonderland, a Ninja Turtle, Harry Potter or one of the Disney Princesses. Then our small childhood...

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liminal space

liminal space

The one thing we can count on in life is change. Most of you know this. Most of you know that sometimes we pick the winner and sometimes our team does not win. You know that life is not going to go as expected. The "plan" as you had hoped, often takes an unexpected turn, in life, love, elections...

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child stories

child stories

We're at that space in the time of year where the holiday plans are evolving. Who will go where...the hints of thinking about gifts and the potential...what I call the holiday avalanche. When I think of the holidays there are mixed memories. Memories of blissful, present-focused years as a...

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the invitation

the invitation

It was a Declaration of Independence...for her body. It was heartbreaking, and hopeful. The realization that she'd adopted the words, and images, of the media, and had violated her body by holding up that standard as the measure of her worth was profound. She was setting herself free. I looked...

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The golden repair

The golden repair

Change...of seasons, of life, of anything can bring up all kinds of thoughts, emotions and experiences. I actually like change, or so I say. Until something unexpected happens and I want things to stay the same. One of my earliest lessons related to change was watching The Brady Bunch. I've...

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can you play?

can you play?

It's always been curious to me that so many yoga poses have animal names. Eagle, cat. cow, and downward dog. Some of them don't make any sense. If you have ever seen or done eagle pose there is no way you've ever see an eagle doing that pose. EVER. But downward dog is a different story. If...

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Giving yourself an A

Giving yourself an A

I'm not sure how I came upon this book, The Art of Possibility, but like most of the books that are stacked at my bedside, they usually find me at the perfect time. Written by Rosamund Stone Zander, a name you probably don't recognize, and her husband Benjamin Zander it's a best seller and quite a...

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The nesting breath

The nesting breath

Do you remember the delight the first time you played with set of Russian nesting dolls? The fascination and wonder of opening each one, seeing the next smaller one inside and then cooing when you finally hatched the tiniest one. And then putting them all back together and taking them apart again,...

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Tranquilo

Tranquilo

Words are so fascinating. Yesterday I learned two new words from two different cultures that spoke volumes. I stumbled upon a recent article in the The Economist about workplace stress around the world. There were some staggering statistics about the cost of work-related stress in America citing...

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