Category: Mindfulness

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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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practicing patience

practicing patience

This weekend I traveled to San Francisco for work and play, and got to practice patience on the way. When we were on the runway waiting to take off a rattling noise in the plane forced us to delay. We were ushered off the plane to wait while they checked the noise. The delay in our flight,...

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the long stretch

the long stretch

We are coming to the last stretch of winter. The days that were getting shorter are now lengthening. Minute-by-minute, hour-by-hour, the sunlight is with us for more time in the day. After the New Year has passed, I like to set new goals and acknowledge the success of the past year and check in...

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got a carrot?

got a carrot?

We're in that tough stretch of winter when the energy of the holidays has died down. What's next? Did you take time off during the holidays? Was it a vacation? I mean a real vacation...restorative, relaxing, where you came home inspired and ready to reengage with new vigor? When was the last...

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the season of rituals

the season of rituals

So last week I wrote about the idea of positive rituals. Since then I’ve looped back to one of my favorite books, The Power of Full Engagement, and thought more about my own rituals. The definition of a positive ritual according to Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz is “a consciously acquired...

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discipline vs. ritual

discipline vs. ritual

As the seasons change, we all begin to see the end of the year like the end of a path. There is no denying it, another year has passed. Like in Monopoly, we pass go again and collect $200 dollars and reflect on what changed and what has stayed the same. Often the end of the year is hard because we...

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seeing the forest

seeing the forest

In my design life the idiom was that God was in the details. And truly in most good design it is the nuances of the tiny details in the hem of a dress, or the wood trim, or special finish of a surface that truly makes the difference. When these details are ignored you can feel the lack of attention...

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5 Steps to Getting Over the End of Summer Blues

5 Steps to Getting Over the End of Summer Blues

Lately I’ve been encountering a lot of friends, colleagues, and students exhibiting signs of the End of Summer Blues. At first they are subtle: short sighs, gazing out windows longingly, squeezing out every minute of spending time in the sun in the evening and looking a bit glum when the sun...

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An oasis in the chaos

An oasis in the chaos

So often it just gets to be too much. Of everything. Noise, people, tasks, stress. It feels like there is a very long distance between where you are and some relief. But not always. Read Christopher Coan's piece below about discovering an unexpected oasis in the heart of NYC at the High Line....

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