Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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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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Happy birds

Happy birds

So yes, we are still flying over the ocean of joy in Philadelphia. I am not a big football fan but I too am enjoying the jubilant feeling of the Eagles Super Bowl victory. It seemed impossible. For many years it was. Then it happened. It feels so good. It seems joy is in the air lately. I wrote...

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What is yoga?

What is yoga?

He was a man in his early 60’s who earnestly asked the question. “What is yoga?” I was doing a presentation for a large accounting firm in Philadelphia. At first, I was not sure if he was serious. Then I felt so happy that he asked. After the presentation, we talked and in fact, he did...

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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 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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An invitation to Costa Rica

An invitation to Costa Rica

Hello Friends, I hope you are well and life is feeling good for this chapter of your life. So often the chapters of life seem to blur together with a busy schedule at work and at home. Yet, on occasion, there is an unexpected chapter that shifts the story, and life, in unimaginable ways. (I...

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routine vs. possibility?

routine vs. possibility?

As the mornings get cooler here in Philadelphia we know the season is truly shifting. The energy and chaos of September has begun to settle. My mother has a wonderful mantra for this time of year. "September's chaos become October's routine." I can feel deep in my bones the resignation that...

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An unexpected Monday

An unexpected Monday

It's the text you hope you won't get. Hey, Mom. I'm at the ER now. We'd dropped him off for college just six days ago. He'd been kayaking on Lake Champlain and camping in the outback with ten other college freshman. No media. All new people. We had talked the day before when he had returned...

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Did I ever tell you how lucky you are?

Did I ever tell you how lucky you are?

Leave it to Dr. Seuss. He has delivered many important messages for much of my life. Last week, with his help, I discovered what mindfulness truly is. For all of you who have children, you know that one day they will, if all goes well, graduate from high school and move on with their life....

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