Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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a state of mind

a state of mind

Last week I wrote about the three environments that we live within. I've been experimenting and thinking about these for many years since I realized in 2002 the person I was becoming was not what I had imagined. It was the heart of February, still cold with little sun when I saw a look on his...

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Care for self or selfish

Care for self or selfish

I recently wrote an article about self-compassion. When I started, I wondered how much is there going to be to write about? It's taking care of yourself.  But when I dug into the research much more was revealed. But let's first take a look at how and why it is that we can be kind, considerate,...

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Can you do 30?

Can you do 30?

Happy New Year. The time of new year's resolutions. Did you make some? It seems people either totally embrace or totally reject them. Or make the same ones over and over again. What did you do? A year is a really long time to commit to a new habit, and unfortunately only a small percentage of...

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liminal space

liminal space

The one thing we can count on in life is change. Most of you know this. Most of you know that sometimes we pick the winner and sometimes our team does not win. You know that life is not going to go as expected. The "plan" as you had hoped, often takes an unexpected turn, in life, love, elections...

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child stories

child stories

We're at that space in the time of year where the holiday plans are evolving. Who will go where...the hints of thinking about gifts and the potential...what I call the holiday avalanche. When I think of the holidays there are mixed memories. Memories of blissful, present-focused years as a...

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The golden repair

The golden repair

Change...of seasons, of life, of anything can bring up all kinds of thoughts, emotions and experiences. I actually like change, or so I say. Until something unexpected happens and I want things to stay the same. One of my earliest lessons related to change was watching The Brady Bunch. I've...

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Giving yourself an A

Giving yourself an A

I'm not sure how I came upon this book, The Art of Possibility, but like most of the books that are stacked at my bedside, they usually find me at the perfect time. Written by Rosamund Stone Zander, a name you probably don't recognize, and her husband Benjamin Zander it's a best seller and quite a...

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body scan

body scan

In the heat of summer it's hard to get motivated to move some days. You may just want to lie down. That's a great choice and a perfect time to practice the body scan. It's not a medical procedure but a mindfulness practice and can even be part of your yoga practice during savasana. During...

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where are you?

where are you?

It wasn't even one second. I could not even have said "one MISSISSIPPI." It wasn't even a particularly busy day. I was heading to a place I'd been before with plenty of time to get there. I had a few things on my mind but nothing exceptionally notable. It didn't matter. The bottom line. I...

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