Category: Positive Psychology

Musings on wholebeing@work
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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do you believe?

do you believe?

I just had a conversation with a friend about what she believes will happen in her life. She shared a fear about not finding what she wants for herself and her family. She was finding it hard to believe in a future of happiness and calm. So often we have these beliefs that are deep inside. That...

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your silly business

your silly business

"Mom, I'm going to apologize before I even say this but...well, I think your business is kind of ah...silly." I raised my eyebrows, but did not respond when my adorable 15-year old son told me this at dinner a few weeks ago. "Yeah, I mean, I'm all about science, and well, you're yoga...

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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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the courage to connect

the courage to connect

We really weren't sure who was coming to dinner. The guests had been invited. The ingredients were all lined up. The cooking had just begun as the guests began to arrive. The guests knew us but did not know each other. As we cooked, each guest, at some point, filtered into the kitchen to help....

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inside or outside this winter?

inside or outside this winter?

As I watch the squirrels scurrying around collecting and burying acorns I too am storing away a few things. Mostly my spare dollars and change and the occasional $20 bill that I find in my pockets. Why? I'm getting a new coat and new boots for the winter. Why? Well, they are predicting it's...

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changing colors

changing colors

Every wonder why the leaves change color in the fall? Or maybe you are one of those people who remember the reason from when you learned it in middle school science class. I had forgotten and got curious about how all these amazing colors emerge in the fall when there was so much green just...

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Staying Curious

Staying Curious

What I love about kids and being young is that innate curiosity about life. The wonder and excitement for discovering the ways things work and the ways things change every day. Yesterday my almost 15-year old said last week he spent about fifteen minutes in gym class looking at the bone that sticks...

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a shot of joy

a shot of joy

I heard one the other day..the birds. One of the things I love about the season change is all the new sensory materials. In spring it’s the sounds of bird singing, the smell of daffodils and the beautiful explosion of colors and textures. It’s a sensory feast that nourishes me in so many ways....

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less truly is more

less truly is more

Happy New Year! I hope you are well and had a lovely holiday. It was a different holiday season for us this year. I noticed feeling anxious and lacking as Christmas got closer. We had fewer presents and not very many activities planned. I kept feeling the urge to go get one more present to make...

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