Category: Mindfulness

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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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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do not harm

do not harm

Most often yoga is believed to be a series of postures we do to stretch our bodies, find relief from pain and find some relaxation and clarity. Yet the practice of yoga extends to some bigger principles that play out in our lives off the mat. Flexible bodies equate to flexible minds. Knowing where...

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