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Sleep as a practice

Sleep as a practice

So this is part two in my exploration of sleep. Last week I invited you to join me as a sleep detective to log and notice your sleep. I have been logging my sleep in a couple of different ways including filling in the sleep log that I included in last week’s post and also with my new device,...

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Being a Sleep Detective

Being a Sleep Detective

These next two weeks we're going to go with the energy of the fall season and focus on that desire to become a cat and curl up and sleep. Sleep is a sensitive subject and varies person to person. The general recommendation is 7 hours of sleep. While it seems easy to say get more sleep, there may...

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The Beauty of the Breath

The Beauty of the Breath

Did you know that you currently are doing the most powerful thing to help your mind find more steadiness and tranquility? It’s happening right now and yet you’ve forgotten that you possess this tool, that every minute of every day you have access to utilizing it in many helpful ways. It's there...

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A wobbly bridge

A wobbly bridge

Last week, I took a big step onto a wobbly bridge. It would seem like the wobbly part is a problem, but with bridges, even the most majestic bridges flex as needed. Suspension bridges are wobbly and get a bad rap. They are the bridges in the movies that often break when the heroine is midway...

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Focus, a spotlight and two rabbits

Focus, a spotlight and two rabbits

In one of our Brain@Work Wholebeing Workshops last week the participants were asked to write down what their brain did that they wanted more of on the yellow paper and something their brain did that they wanted less of on the blue paper. Each person got three sheets of paper and wrote three things...

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The school board, a scissors drawing and the Dowager

The school board, a scissors drawing and the Dowager

“Wow…Would you be interested in being on the School Board?" Not a typical question for an art teacher to ask a parent at a High School Open House night. I have no interest in being on the Lower Merion School Board. It’s hard work to make everyone happy, and I’m not sure how much support I...

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Cat Cow to the Rescue

Cat Cow to the Rescue

Today I am not feeling well. My daughter came down with a cold last week and she kindly shared it with me. I don't get sick that often but when I do I surrender. Yesterday I slept almost the entire day. Today my body aches, probably from the cold but also from lying in bed for so many hours. The...

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The compassador

The compassador

As school started last week, my daughter entered her senior year. She was looking forward to being back at school to see her friends but had one specific mission last week—to help as many scared freshmen as she could. When she was a freshman, she was terrified. She put up a good front, but her...

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Back in the saddle for fall

Back in the saddle for fall

Here we are. Back in the saddle for fall. As we say goodbye to summer, the collective energy across the country gets focused back on work. This span of time ahead of us is one of the longest stretches with no universal holidays. There are 11.5 weeks until Thanksgiving, but who's...

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Feeling more alive

Feeling more alive

The search which we make for this quality, in our own lives, is the central search of any person, and the crux of any individual person’s story. It is the search for those moments and situations when we are most alive. —Christopher Alexander “ The Timeless Way of Building” This summer I...

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