Category: Energy

Musings on wholebeing@work
Legs up the wall

Legs up the wall

In a yoga class I was teaching at one of our client's offices last week, I realized something looked different. Typically there are screens pulled down in this room because it is a large conference room. That day there were some nice big sections of unencumbered walls. Ahhhh! You know you are a...

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Leafing behind

Leafing behind

As fall finishes and winter takes over, the last leaves are falling from the trees. Even after all the raking, they seem to leave tidbits of themselves everywhere. Leaves always “leaf” something behind. So do we. In many different ways. Every action, and interaction, every word, every breath...

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my favorite chair

my favorite chair

The phrase "sitting is the new smoking" started being thrown around a few years ago usually followed by eye rolls and "yeah, right" comments. I too was skeptical about this snippet of a health headline the media plucked out to get attention. It's been a few years since this headline and yet lots...

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To nap or not

To nap or not

I have this conversation often with people in our Live Great Programs and have been digging into the research behind napping and reflecting on my own napping habits. The conversations seem to be one of the two extremes. “I take a nap every day! It’s a power nap and I feel great. I just close...

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A Labor Day pledge

A Labor Day pledge

As we celebrate Labor Day this week I began to wonder about this word labor and the history of this day‘s celebration. First, I love a word that can be both a noun and a verb. The noun labor means work, especially hard physical work. Most of us rarely do that kind of labor anymore. The verb means...

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Breathe In… Escape

Breathe In… Escape

Guest blog from our intern Logan Hill The hot water had run out, the disposal had clogged, the dog had tracked mud through the kitchen and the cat had shed all over the sofa before I had wanted to escape from the house. Usually it takes much less than this to set my nerves on edge, but I had...

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Cool breeze in the spring

Cool breeze in the spring

Have you ever noticed how a cool breeze in spring feels? When you are out and about doing what it is you're doing in your spring day or if it might be just sitting on the porch or in the park. For me when spring comes I tend to be more active. I love the free days of spring because that's when I...

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got a carrot?

got a carrot?

We're in that tough stretch of winter when the energy of the holidays has died down. What's next? Did you take time off during the holidays? Was it a vacation? I mean a real vacation...restorative, relaxing, where you came home inspired and ready to reengage with new vigor? When was the last...

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Falling into the rhythm of routine

Falling into the rhythm of routine

What I love about summer is the freedom. No school, vacations. The patterns of homework and getting things done is interrupted. It feels good. It’s time to lay in the sun, look at the clouds and the sea and just take a breath. Summer may be a favorite season of yours, or not. The beautiful...

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A pigeon a day

A pigeon a day

My son loves eating Wheat Thins. When he was in elementary school the teachers all knew that. They had a secret stash of Wheat Thins that were always ready. If he seemed to be crashing they'd break the glass and administer them. It always worked. We all have our go to ways that help calm us and...

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