Category: Positive Psychology

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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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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A four letter word

A four letter word

So I had the awesome experience to visit Costa Rica recently. The country is beautiful and heaven for someone like me who loves hot humid weather. I was in the more remote part of the country, the Osa Peninsula, and was at a yoga retreat center called Blue Osa. I’ll write about the food and...

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Sunrise flow

Sunrise flow

This weekend I traveled to the beach. As the morning sun rose, I laid out my yoga mat on the deck to practice some yoga. The sun was bright and warm on my face and I was feeling very happy. I decided to practice through a sun salutation. As I reached to the sun and stretched, my body began to...

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When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates

When you appreciate the good, the good appreciates

Two years ago I was hit by an SUV as a pedestrian. The injuries I sustained were life-changing, suffering post traumatic stress with the changes, in addition to other symptoms like pain. I seem to have had a certain attachment to the suffering. Being a victim was where I was in my life. Day...

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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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don’t hurry, be happy

don’t hurry, be happy

I discovered a stack of old yoga journal magazines this past weekend and wanted to make a vision board for a long term project that I have been dreaming about. I struggle with what to do with magazines after I've read them. Throw them out, recycle them, give them to others? I have decided to just...

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can you play?

can you play?

This weekend I attended a meditation workshop. I sat with 23 other people. We meditated for close to two hours. After the class one of the teachers told me she saw a child like aspect in me with my practice. I knew exactly what she meant. Years ago I noticed I was struggling with some of the...

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