Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
The best possible event

The best possible event

Happy New Year! I like to think of the New Year as a new blank sheet of paper or a fresh beautiful blanket of snow...a clean slate ready for a new start. Others may see a blank sheet of paper as something scary and new snow as missed school days, annoying traffic and parking problems and 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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what r u planting?

what r u planting?

As we approach the holiday season, it's not a time that we associate with planting. Yet, in this season there will be unique slivers of time where you'll be in places, and conversations, that are out of the ordinary. You could fake it through, talk about the weather, complain about Uncle Joe...

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Be a mountain

Be a mountain

One of my very favorite songs is I’m a Mountain by Sarah Harner. It’s a peppy song that has one particular line that I love, “you must decide if you will die or grow.” Sometimes in life problems, situations, circumstances, challenges, whatever you like to call them, come up that feel like...

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a beautiful dance partner

a beautiful dance partner

Are you a leader or a follower? Often I’m a little of both but more often I want to lead, to take charge, to be curious and explore…without a map. This can be an awesome quality. It has inspired me to do all kinds of things and take many risks in my life. Following is not quite as easy for...

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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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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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No protection

No protection

When my son was little he once complained that he had a whole slew of bad days. He predicted that the next few days ahead of him looked even worse. I said “Nope, it can’t be. No one gets to hog all of the bad days—or the good ones.” It’s true. The way nature works is that no season,...

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Sitting with pain

Sitting with pain

A little over two years ago I was hit by an SUV while crossing the street at a green light. I sustained injuries to my body. Since then I have been going through a lot of healing. I worked with many healers and doctors. Experiencing ups and downs sometimes in a single day or even an hour can be...

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unplugged

unplugged

This past week I went to Kripalu. A yoga retreat center in western Massachusetts in the Berkshires. I am in a positive psychology certification class this year all year long. This week was the immersion class where we got to meet our fellow 200 students in the class. The whole week I had...

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