Category: Breath

Musings on wholebeing@work
The answer that’s hiding in plain sight

The answer that’s hiding in plain sight

We are a culture that loves complexity. We like systems and hierarchies, frameworks and logarithms, research and reason. We believe most of our challenges are enormous and intractable, requiring the brainpower of our finest and budgets with more zeros than make sense. It can feel like the problems...

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Being okay with being uncomfortable

Being okay with being uncomfortable

I knew today was going be tough. Friday was the drop off of my son to his new college 2 hours north and yesterday we did the same routine but headed 3 hours west to drop off my daughter. I did not cry at either goodbye. Perhaps it was shock that this moment was actually here. In preparation for...

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Pure breathing

Pure breathing

Your greatest ally Are you aware that in this very moment, you have instant access to the most powerful tool that can help steady, focus and calm your mind? And that you have continuous daily access to this tool. And the most amazing news...it’s FREE?! Your breath is your greatest ally, and I...

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Yoga for Hotheads (and the perfect summer breath!)

Yoga for Hotheads (and the perfect summer breath!)

Two days ago I found myself on an unairconditioned subway car during a particularly hot and humid day, and the only thing I could think of was that I was trapped in a moving vat of human soup….just hoping I’d get to my destination stop before I melted. The woman sitting next to me and I were...

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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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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...

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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 figuring out very complicated things. Structures, systems, materials, finishes,...

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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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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...

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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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