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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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A mirror or an invitation?

A mirror or an invitation?

I am amazed at how complicated I often make life, and how long it has taken me to understand the simplest things. The breath. In and out. An anchor to right here, right now. In and out. Receiving and surrendering. A tool that is always with me. It is as if it is too good to be true and I lack the...

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Warrior II: mind and body strength

Warrior II: mind and body strength

I was trained as a doer: an architect, exhibit designer and project manager. As part of a team, and often I was the manager of that team, I was hired and paid to manage a group of people to envision and design an experience, exhibit or building. We would design something that would be built of...

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Walk like DaVinci

Walk like DaVinci

The story is told that when Leonardo DaVinci walked down the street he had such beautiful poise and grace that people stopped to watch him. I think, perhaps, I might miss him if he walked past me. I just might be looking down at my phone. Probably on my way to an iHunch. (It comes free with your...

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An invitation to Costa Rica

An invitation to Costa Rica

Hello Friends, I hope you are well and life is feeling good for this chapter of your life. So often the chapters of life seem to blur together with a busy schedule at work and at home. Yet, on occasion, there is an unexpected chapter that shifts the story, and life, in unimaginable ways. (I...

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routine vs. possibility?

routine vs. possibility?

As the mornings get cooler here in Philadelphia we know the season is truly shifting. The energy and chaos of September has begun to settle. My mother has a wonderful mantra for this time of year. "September's chaos become October's routine." I can feel deep in my bones the resignation that...

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Sitting with Trust

Sitting with Trust

In the journey of yoga when you first experience a pose it's all about the physical shape and quickly your body tells you how it is working. You feel it. As you revisit a pose over time much more is revealed. Chair pose is like that. It begins with your feet together, knees together and hands on...

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a mindful jewel

a mindful jewel

Listen to Alice Dommert read the post here. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/A-Mindful-Jewel.m4a"][/audio]   My latest favorite magazine is called mindful: taking time for what matters. When the October issue arrived a week ago I must admit I did not recognize the woman on...

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a daily practice

a daily practice

Want to listen to this week's blog instead of reading? [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/A-Daily-Practice.m4a"][/audio] It seems like this week is a week to welcome you back. Even if you don't have children going back to school, the turn of the calendar to September is a shift. It's a...

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