Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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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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