Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
A beginning, a middle and an end

A beginning, a middle and an end

This week as I was preparing the writing for a week of our BrainFIX programs, I was struggling with my own brain, specifically my amygdala. As summer moves into full swing I am acutely aware that my daughter, and last little bird, will be heading off to college this fall. In addition, my son who...

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Fewer distractions, more joy

Fewer distractions, more joy

Have you ever had that moment when you can feel, in that one moment, that it ALL is working? It is a wave of peace and happiness deep within that rolls through your body like a magnificent wave. You notice details about where you are and who you are with, in minute detail and it feels as if...

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A body scan perspective break

A body scan perspective break

These days I can hardly keep up with the health tech devices exploding into the market. Many come across my screen and I must admit I am engaged and often I am about ready to press the button to buy another one and then realize that just might be the moment I need to click another button. The one...

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A lesson in presence

A lesson in presence

Almost 6 months ago I got serious about learning to dance. Not just dance. To learn a partner dance called West Coast Swing. It is a social dance that at first feels like an awkward high school dance. A DJ plays music and someone asks someone else to dance. The music is popular songs you would...

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Focus, a spotlight and two rabbits

Focus, a spotlight and two rabbits

In one of our Brain@Work Wholebeing Workshops last week the participants were asked to write down what their brain did that they wanted more of on the yellow paper and something their brain did that they wanted less of on the blue paper. Each person got three sheets of paper and wrote three things...

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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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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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Stitching a parachute

Stitching a parachute

Last week in a mindfulness class that Jack Curley and I are teaching one of the participants shared a beautiful metaphor. We were discussing what had been working with their mindfulness practices and what was still a struggle. The first thing we teach is 3 breaths, an in-the-moment strategy for...

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The Big Four: Mindfulness’ biggest perks

The Big Four: Mindfulness’ biggest perks

Mindfulness is getting a lot of buzz in the last year, and sometimes it is hard to tell what is media hype and what is real. There are many people, myself included, who could sit with you for hours and cite the benefits of having mindfulness practices in their life. I will also tell you, they...

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Touch and presence

Touch and presence

I write to you from a place aside a roaring river high up in one of the cloud forests of Costa Rica as my own wholebeing journey here continues. As usual this country has provided the unexpected on so many levels and reminded me of the true power of nature to rule. This is why I gather my...

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