Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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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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