Category: Stress

Musings on wholebeing@work
Three sisters…three environments

Three sisters…three environments

It was during research for the Camden Children's Garden in my life as an exhibit designer that I first heard of a Three Sisters Garden and the Cherokee legend. Once upon a time there were three sisters. The first sister was very tall and strong; her name was Corn Girl, and she wore a pale green...

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The nesting breath

The nesting breath

Do you remember the delight the first time you played with set of Russian nesting dolls? The fascination and wonder of opening each one, seeing the next smaller one inside and then cooing when you finally hatched the tiniest one. And then putting them all back together and taking them apart again,...

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body scan

body scan

In the heat of summer it's hard to get motivated to move some days. You may just want to lie down. That's a great choice and a perfect time to practice the body scan. It's not a medical procedure but a mindfulness practice and can even be part of your yoga practice during savasana. During...

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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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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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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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unfolding with ease

unfolding with ease

I first learned about letting life unfold with ease at a retreat at Kripau with Sylvia Boorstein, a wonderful meditation teacher. The phrase was part of a metta meditation practice. The practice is a wonderful daily meditation where you say four statements and wishes for yourself, the final one...

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Strategic clear space

Strategic clear space

There is a productivity specialist named David Allen who I have followed for awhile. He's written several books about getting things done. I saw him lecture about 8 years ago and one thing he said really stuck with me and came up today in my yoga practice. He talked about strategic clear space....

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three steps to survive the holidaze

three steps to survive the holidaze

Thanksgiving is over, the cornucopias are snuggled back in storage until next year. Meanwhile, Hanukkah is still in full swing, and Christmas and Kwanzaa are on the horizon. Office parties, lunches, and gatherings abound. You can’t walk anywhere without hearing some sort of holiday tune. Shoppers...

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a different take on Thanksgiving dinner

a different take on Thanksgiving dinner

For years I planned, organized, cooked, and hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with all of the trimmings, and decorations just like you see in the movies or on T.V. At least that was my goal. In order to orchestrate this event, I would take two days off before Thanksgiving and spend all of...

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