Category: Breath

Musings on wholebeing@work
Acceptance vs. approval

Acceptance vs. approval

One of the first things we talk about in our mindfulness programs is what is mindfulness. The definition we most often use is that mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, without judgment. It’s the last part, without judgment, that I want to touch on today. A few weeks ago I was...

Read More
Say yes to the breath

Say yes to the breath

In my life I have been the queen of making things complicated. Often much more complicated than they needed to be. I know how I developed this skill. It was part of the process of becoming an architect, where you are actually figuring out very complicated things. Structures, systems, materials,...

Read More
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...

Read More
Minding the dandelion clocks

Minding the dandelion clocks

I was looking for images for the post last week about mindfulness and a beautiful dandelion photo popped up. It was the puffball kind of dandelion and it piqued my curiosity. It's no secret that over the past few years nature and plants, in particular, have caught my attention. I've looked closer...

Read More
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...

Read More
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,...

Read More
Three Deep Breaths

Three Deep Breaths

You’ve heard the expression “just take a breath” more than once. Maybe it was from your mother when you were an upset child or from a friend trying to help you prepare for an important presentation. It's usually at a moment of upset or stress. It's good advice. It works. Have you ever...

Read More