Category: Meditation

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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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Is sitting good or bad?

Is sitting good or bad?

Happy Almost March! I've been musing about the mixed messages around sitting. One day the headlines scream, "Sitting is the new smoking!" and "Sitting is Killing You" or an article pops up about "The Sitting Disease". Here sitting means the time at your desk or on the couch. The next day the...

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Chutes and Ladders

Chutes and Ladders

I was thinking over the weekend that it feels ironic that some days I am spreading the work to get your body moving and other days I am all about sitting still in meditation. It feels like opposing messages. They are opposite, but not opposing. We need both. One of the beautiful gifts of the...

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dreaming and easy pose

dreaming and easy pose

[audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Dreaming-and-easy-pose.m4a"][/audio]   Today I'm unexpectedly sitting in my new living room. I had intended to move and was imagining it would be January or February. Then it all just happened, with ease. This has not been the usual way of things...

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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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5-minute Mindfulness Meditation

5-minute Mindfulness Meditation

Join Alice Dommert for a 5-minute Mindfulness Meditation. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/5-minute-Mindfulness-Meditation.m4a"][/audio]

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5-minute Relaxation Meditation

5-minute Relaxation Meditation

Join Alice Dommert for a 5-minute Relaxation Meditation. [audio m4a="/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/5-Minute-Relaxation-Meditation.m4a"][/audio]

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A mindful burger

A mindful burger

Perhaps we are taking the mindful thing a bit too far? I'm in Chicago and came across EPIC Burger...and the awning reads "A more mindful burger". Hmmm...can a burger be mindful? Much less more mindful? More mindful than what? Another kind of burger? And where is the evidence of this...

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Minute meditation with the breath

Minute meditation with the breath

Do you have stress in your day? Whether it's a little or a lot, stress can have some unpleasant and unwanted effects. Our brains higher thought processing ability can actually be turned off by stress. The digestive and reproductive systems shut down during times of stress. If this stress is...

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A mindfulness myth

A mindfulness myth

Often when I talk about mindfulness I’ll get that certain smile and slight eye roll. If they’re being polite they’ll just think it. On occasion they come right out with one of the biggest myths about mindful meditation. “So isn’t that just another escape from reality?” And if they...

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